WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Australia Records Institute (AURI) – Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge: World's first commercial bungy jumping site.

25-08-2020

(Worldkings.org) Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge is the world's first commercial bungy jumping site. It is 43 metres (141 ft) above the Kawarau River.

The Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge is a bridge which runs over the Kawarau River in the Otago region in the South Island of New Zealand. The bridge is mainly used for commercial purposes by the AJ Hackett Bungy Company for the purposes of bungy jumping; the site was the world's first commercial bungy jumping site. 

The bridge also forms part of the Queenstown Trail which allows walkers/runners and bikers to pass over the river. The bridge is inside a Department of Conservation reserve.

The bridge is between the start of the Crown Range Road and Gibbston within the Kawarau Gorge which is in the Wakatipu Basin. It is 43 metres (141 ft) above the Kawarau River.

 

The bridge was designed by Harry Higginson. The bridge was completed in late 1880, and formed a key access route to the Central Otago goldfields. It was replaced by a new highway bridge on State Highway 6 in 1963. It is classified by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Category I historic place. The bridge is today a visitors attraction featuring commercialized zipline and bungee jumping.

According to en.wikipedia

 


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