Lower Hatea River Crossing - Te Matau ? Pohe, Whangarei, New Zealand

Lower Hatea River crossing in New Zealand, designed by Knight Architects, is a striking realisation at the centre of Whangarei District Council’s 20 year transportation strategy which is now in its final stages.
Officially named Te Matau ? Pohe or “The Fishhook of Pohe”, the rolling bascule structure is designed to be recognisable by day and night, providing a positive gateway to the town basin area and as a structure that speaks strongly of the local character and culture of Whang?rei.
The project is now the subject of a breath-taking drone film which shows the intricacies of the function and form of this unique structure.

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+4 1. ComentAtor commented 2 years ago

wow.. wonderful bridge .. i had to look for more info so here so you don't have to:
The opening mechanism is based on a traditional rolling bascule bridge type, with the structural steel deck supports shaped to provide a distinctive elevation which speaks both of its rolling movement and also its cultural context – the curved ‘J’ shape is an interpretation of the fish hook motif that is widely used in Maori culture.
The form is designed to be recognisable by day and night, to provide a positive gateway to the town basin area and a structure and transport corridor that speaks strongly of the local character and culture of Whangarei.
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+2 2. cameramaster commented 2 years ago

Well that's pretty ( and pretty damn cool as well ) but it reminds me of another bridge 'slightly' older in style...now which bridge was that and where was it? Oh yeah...I remember Tower Bridge in London ;-)
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+2 3. thundersnow commented 2 years ago

My son and daughter in law just spent a year working and then traveling all over the two islands of New Zealand, including this bridge. It must be a beautiful country!
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-3 4. Judge-Jake commented 2 years ago

I've just been informed that in America, Americans are not aware that TRUMP means FART in English. This needs remedying immediately and therefore I ask any Americans's reading this post to tell as many other Americans as soon as possible, this needs to be on the news, in newspapers on Facebook, Twitter everywhere.

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+2 5. buckleg08 commented 2 years ago

wait...its a good bridge...but couldnt they just have built the bridge higher with that budget?8-)
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+1 6. eupatriot commented 2 years ago

@4. WOW .... Are you mentally ill? Trump Derangement syndrome much? :)


Wow who brings up "trump" in a video about an amazing bridge in New Zealand.
You should get yourself checked out.... obsessing over trump is a mental illness since your comments online will change NOTHING, hes the president of the USA , deal with it. Im not a pro trump either I just see this BS from weak minded people. DEAL WITH IT, Trump IS president and he will be president again in 2020.