The Auckland Harbour Bridge has shaped Auckland’s visual landscape since it was opened in 1959. It provides a lifeline for people, goods and services connecting the narrow isthmus and north and south.
Today it continues to provide safe passage for approximately 165,000 cars per day across the Waitemata Harbour and is as much a part of Auckland’s cultural fabric as Ponsonby’s cafes and the Skytower.
Locals affectionately refer to it as “the bridge” and some can even recall walking across it on opening day.
Explore the website to find out more about the bridge’s history, including why and how it was built, improvements and developments to the bridge, activities for tourists and the communities that live alongside the bridge.