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“dont just drive past”

Clifden Suspension Bridge
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558 reviews
259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“dont just drive past”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

take the time, even 10 minutes to take in the history and the information boards

the other reviews tell you all about it so i wont go into that

plenty of parking and there is a picnic area if the weather is good

and photo ops if you want

Visited April 2014
1 Thank chris c
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A little bit of history”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had no idea this had only recently reopened when we stopped here in December. A little bit of history and it's worth a half hour to take your time walking over, reading the information, looking at the river and the rock formations, etc.

Visited December 2013
Thank randrnz
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Biggar, United Kingdom
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“Worth a brief stop to stretch your legs”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

When we visited at the end of October 2013 this historic wooden suspension bridge had just been restored and the timbers looked freshly cut! It was officially re-opened for pedestrians only in November. It's apparently the longest bridge of its type in New Zealand and spans the Waiau River.

There is a plaque on one of the suspension pillars to commemorate locals who died in the First World War and a display board at the picnic area alongside the bridge with the history of how it was first established.

It's not worth a special trip to see however as it is only 2 minutes from the Southern Scenic Route if you're in the area it is worth a short detour to view and perhaps stretch your legs by walking across.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Rantin rover
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