Story: Bridges and tunnels

Clifden suspension bridge (2nd of 5)

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The Clifden bridge, near Tūātapere in Southland, was built of tōtara and Australian hardwood, and opened in 1899. It was subsequently used as the site for the local roll of honour after the First World War.

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Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Building bridges and tunnels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/23629/clifden-suspension-bridge (accessed 15 April 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010