City to Sea Bridge, Wellington

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The City to Sea Bridge is a pedestrian bridge and public artwork located in Wellington City, New Zealand. Opened in 1994, the wedge-shaped bridge crosses arterial road Jervois Quay, connecting the public spaces of Civic Square to the Wellington waterfront precinct at the Lagoon. Around the square are the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Town Hall, Wellington City Art Gallery and Wellington Central Library.The bridge is adorned with non-traditional wooden sculptures carved by prominent Māori artist Paratene Matchitt, some of which form the sides of the bridge. The bridge has become a tourist attraction in its own right.
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  • A brilliant job disguising a boring concrete footbridge over the road with clever use of wood, sculptures and paving, and by varying the width it allows all sorts of activities to occur around it. At ...  more »
  • If the path is worth going primarily because of the beautiful views of Wellington Harbour and the promenade. Well, the bridge itself was not impressed-something strange
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  • This bridge links the downtown area of Wellington to the waterfront. A very interesting spot with lots of history and some wonderful views and photo opportunities. The plaques and monuments helped exp...  more »