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High-level smoko

High-level smoko

Workers building the Auckland harbour bridge take a break high above the Waitematā Harbour. Opened in 1959, the bridge halved cross-harbour travel times, leading to rapid growth on the North Shore. But it soon became congested and in 1969 four new lanes were added. Designed and prefabricated in Japan, they were nicknamed the ‘Nippon clip-ons’.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Waitematā Harbour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16144/high-level-smoko (accessed 6 March 2021)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016