Large Auckland Harbour Bridge Toll Road Sign
Size 183cm wide x 122cm high.
A nice piece of New Zealand history here, we believe that tolling during the later days was only payable when travelling north bound making this the only one you can get your hands on.
This sign is hand painted on 15mm plywood.
As early as 1860, engineer Fred Bell had growing support by North Shore farmers who wanted to herd animals to market in Auckland, to propose a harbour crossing in the general vicinity of the bridge. It would have used floating pontoons, but the plan failed due to the £16,000 cost estimate.
After Fred’s plans falling through, the harbour bridge eventually, after many of years, got officially opened on 30 May 1959 by the Governor-General Lord Cobham.
Cars and taxis were tolled 2 shillings and 6 pence - 25c. The toll on the Auckland Harbour Bridge was abolished in 1984 when the toll was 20c a vehicle.