Who made the first bridge?
Thomas Farholls and some random guy named Samuel Pozynur
The current suspension bridge, the Daniel O'Connell Bridge, was opened in 1890 but there was a previous one, a single span bow bridge made of laminated timber. There is a photograph of the bridge in the heritage Post Office in Ophir but no details as to when it was built. The first bridge was a little further downstream on the Manuherekia River from the present one and traces of the butresses remain.