The extreme activity bungy jumping New Zealand was pioneered by A.J. Hackett who grew up in Auckland on the North Shore. The place to experience the thrill to bungy jump and falling in Auckland region is Harbour Bridge or Sky Tower.
One construction that stands out dominating the Waitemata Harbour is the Harbour Bridge. Its total length of 1,020 makes it the longest road bridge on the North Island. As part of State Highway No 1 the bridge connects St. Mary's Bay with the Northcote. For New Zealander living north of Auckland this bridge is gateway to Auckland City. Auckland tourists remember this icon for its 40m bungy jumping New Zealand off the bridge or climbing the bridge in a harness.
Originally built to further the infrastructure of the land north of Auckland constructions of the bridge were finalised in 1956. Despite better knowledge of their expectations the government initiated the build of a four lane bridge instead of the planned six to eight lanes. This resulted in less than 10 years in an extension of four lanes through clip ons. Tired material required major maintenance and repair works in 1987.
Continuous increase in traffic and material fatigue urged the "Auckland City Council's Transport Committee" to develop and still are developing a 10 year plan to master traffic and repairs.