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 Whairepo 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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  • Initially we didn’t realise what we were looking at. Then we realised that it’s a whale on one side and seagulls on the other - so clever.  more »
  • The bridge is handy as it's basically the city centre connected to the waterfront. You can access the bridge either from the road or from the back of the library. Lots of nooks and cranies to find she...  more »
  • Not really a tourist destination more of a nice way to beautify a bridge that hops over the main road. But little things like this make a city s place are proud of.  more »
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  • Good tourist spot in any but wet weather. Good place for a chill with your takeaway coffee
  • . (03/2017) Beautiful tourist spot Connecting CBD to waterfront Nice views Well maintained and night lightening adds to its beauty

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