Just a quick note about some more YouTube videos on the Kopu Bridge - old and new.
*Old Kopu Bridge Crossing Thames by A Killip
*Kopu Bridge Closing (old) by Kim Buchanan
*Kopu Bridge closing and New bridge construction by R Christopher
*New Kopu Bridge opening 2011 by A Killip
There are lots more..just search at YouTube for "Kopu Bridge."
Past blog post: Opening of the new bridge (Other video links on that page)
Oral Histories at The Treasury recall first crossings and life before the bridge