We went yesterday to Mangere Bridge and here I show you some of the sights.
We have 2 bridges, one where I am standing taking photos is the old Mangere Bridge which was built by Joseph James, who had something to do with building this bridge a long time ago. He is also my husband’s grandfather.
The newer one that is a main highway is of 2 bridges together one going North and one going South. The story of the first bridge was all about industrial strikes and disputes, but finally it got built. The 2nd bridge was built but it took time.’
Now the old bridge has some of it closed off to the public because it is now considered unsafe. Only part of it, so some of it has a boat ramp so people can take their power boats and go fishing. and some is open so that some can fish off the wharf.
These pictures tell the story of this bridge
The thumbnail shows the side of the modern Mangere Bridge taken in last years foggy mornings over Mangroves.
This is the main highway going north and south. At the end you are looking at the end of the Manukau harbour or one of the ends. That place is an industrial area
There is a footpath for pedestrians underneath this bridge but I wouldn't walk by yourself it is not a good idea