Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Cromwell & Lowburn Bridge Dives

The construction of the Clyde Dam and filling of Lake Dunstan in 1993 raised the water level in the Cromwell Gorge some 60 metres and submerged the old road bridges at Cromwell and Lowburn. The structures of both bridges were left in place, although stripped down, rather than being demolished. The clip above shows a dive on both bridges and was released on Youtube earlier this year. An old car which was left on the Lowburn Bridge before the lake filled is also shown. The two bridges are popular dive sites in the Otago Region.