Adventure - Robert Downie
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Routeburn River Suspension Bridge

A cold wet shot of the Routeburn swing suspension bridge. The bridge, about 100 feet long, spans the fast moving Routeburn river seen here in rising floodwaters . We were lucky to get out after over 200mm of rain in 24 hours. The hikers who left the next day were stranded for 3 days when the bridge went under. The Routburn track is usually completed by starting on the Queenstown side of the Southern Alps, at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu, and finishing on the Te Anau side, at the Divide. The track covers two National Parks; the Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Parks. South Island, New Zealand