Under the Mohaka

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We went away for a conference and I was dissapointed as there were no great photo opportunites. That is until my husband Michael told me to stop the car on the way home so that we could walk under a bridge. The Mohaka Bridge is 96m above river level with a span of 278m. The walking platform is about 3m (maybe more) below the bridge which is very scary to walk on as its a long way down. We never realised till we got off it that the platform is no longer open to the public - oops.


Guest - Aug 14, 2006 04:58 PM EDT
Thanks Vince. You need to head down and see it one day. Its a truly awesome sight.
Guest - Aug 14, 2006 12:08 AM EDT
Lovely layers to the center of this image Lulu,great diminishing perspective, regards Vince.
Guest - Aug 06, 2006 04:12 AM EDT
Thanks for your comment Don. I nearly thought I had nothing to add to the "layers" contest then I remembered the layers in this bridge. Glad you like it. Sure makes my husband look small :-)
Guest - Aug 05, 2006 11:07 AM EDT
Neat shot! That is an interesting bridge, very beautiful. Sweet photo! Don
Guest - May 14, 2006 09:10 PM EDT
Hi Vicki and Tania. I haven't seen this photo on a bigger scale (too big to fit on my computer screen) but the real thing was extremely impressive! Yes Tania, this is the bridge on the Napier Taupo road. I've not been over the one on the Napier Wairoa road. I may have to visit it though.
Guest - May 13, 2006 10:52 AM EDT
BINGO! This is amazing, Lulu. The perspective is spot on, and your husband adds to the depth. I bet this is even better on a large scale print. The small details would be even more amazing!
Guest - May 13, 2006 12:04 AM EDT
Great Shot Lulu. Love the angles and the person framed in the center. Is this on the Napier Taupo road or the Napier Waiora road. They are both tall long bridges with simular names
Guest - May 07, 2006 05:32 AM EDT
Thanks Mel. Yes, its quite neat under the bridge. We did see sign saying that you weren't allowed to go under anymore. This is a photo as I was heading back to where you get back up to the road. Not sure why the platform was so "humpy" though. What an experience!
Guest - May 06, 2006 07:05 AM EDT
Hi Lulu, this is great. I never knew you could walk under it. I line the lines and crosses that draw you down to Michael. Perfect!
Guest - Apr 05, 2006 04:32 AM EDT
Thanks again Mary, Alandra and Talsi. The funny thing about this bridge is that the bridge itself is flat (as you can see in my other photo) but the platform has these big humps in it. It was a long way to the other side (there were a couple of planks missing down the other end so I never got quite to the end) and you had to walk up and down these hills in the platform. Not sure why they constructed it that way but I'm sure there is a logical reason. Oh, the figure in the photo is my husband Michael. He kind of looks like he is standing on that strut in the foreground don't you think? I never planned it that way. His feet were firmly on the platform. There is no mucking around when you are at that height!
Guest - Apr 04, 2006 10:56 PM EDT
Wow, you can just feel the height. And good job of showing scale with the figure in the photo.
Guest - Apr 04, 2006 01:37 PM EDT
seeing this one, definitely know I wouldn't be able to walk on that platform, as can't take that "open" type of construction, even on stairways. Very good shot.
Guest - Apr 04, 2006 10:37 AM EDT
Looks like the photo op would be the only thing that would get me on that bridge! :) Nice shot.

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