Goals Concerning Bridges

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View from top of the Forth Rail Bridge

AM CHANGING THIS JOURNAL TO GOALS CONCERNING BRIDGES - no longer rollerblade the harbour bridge as I have gotten a bit carried away with content.

Kinda just realising I think I have a thing for bridges!!!! I want to see the Golden Gate Bridge, Harbour Bridge in Sydney and currently work on the refurbishment of the Forth Rail Bridge. Which is seriously bizarre considering my fear of heights. I got a tour up the North side of the bridge that I work on because all we had to do was get a hoist (lift thingy) right up to the top which I handled not to badly, even if I do say so myself.  The way down was a bit of a different story, had to ask my colleague to switch places with me so that I could hold on for dear life even though I wasn't in any danger what so ever.

Me at the top of the Forth Rail Bridge
I plan on getting a tour from the South side sometime shortly so at least I can say that I have walked the bridge.

So for something a bit different why not rollerblade across a bridge would make for a great story!!! A person who added me as a friend on this site had his website as rollerblading in Oz so I checked it out. Its a site that does rollerblading lessons and they have the option of doing it across they Harbour Bridge.........so hey ho........thats how I came up with this idea.

On the follow up from that I could also bungee jump off a bridge!!! Has anyone ever done this before? I have looked it up and AJ Kackett who tried and tested it himself in the 1980's jumping from the Eiffel Tower brought his invention and company to New Zealand where he first set up before he developed the bungee in other countries around the world.

Us girlies at the top of the Forth Rail Bridge
So would New Zealand be the best place to try it out, what you think? While in New Zealand the two best sites for bungee jumping according to Hostel Bookers are recorded as being Kawerau Suspension Bridge Bungee, Queenstown and The Auckland Harbour Bridge Bungee, Auckland.

So Kawerau Suspension Bridge Bungee, Queenstown V'S The Auckland Harbour Bridge Bungee, Auckland?

Billed as the first commercial bungee site in the world, the Kawarau suspension bridge is just 23kms outside New Zealand's adventure capital of Queenstown. Although there are plenty of other jumps you can do in Queenstown, this one is the original, which adds a little authenticity to your jump. At 43 metres high, it is not the highest jump in the world, by any means, and those wanting a slightly higher thrill should try the “Nevis Highwire Bungee” at 134 metres.

View of North Queensferry and Dunfermline
The sites aren’t based in Queenstown itself, but the price for the bungee will include transportation out to the site. AJ Hackett Bungee, now with bungee sites all over the world started in Queenstown, with its creator, the eponymous AJ Hackett.

As the adventure capital of New Zealand, if bungee jumping isn’t your thing, you’ll find plenty more activities in this thriving tourist town to keep your heart pulse racing.

AJ Hackett, founder of the original Bungee experience, has developed Auckland’s first permanent bungee site, and the world’s first Harbour Bridge bungee, and was opened in April 2003. To get to your bungee, you walk across the harbour bridge to the specially constructed jump-pod, under the deck of the bridge, allowing for the 40metre jump down to sea level.

A number of jump options are available, which can range from splashing the water with your hand, right down to a full body immersion experience. Some see it as the fastest way to see the harbour, and this jump should be enough to satisfy the adrenaline junkies. If you are still hungry for more, and wish to jump from another iconic Auckland structure, try the Sky Tower jump, a cable controlled base jump.

 


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