Story: Bush trams and other log transport

Wooden trestle viaduct

Wooden trestle viaduct

In steep country, large wooden viaducts were sometimes needed to support bush tramways. Among the more remarkable was the Mangatukutuku Viaduct in the King Country. It was some 30 metres high and allowed trams to haul logs to the mill at Ōngarue.

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Paul Mahoney, 'Bush trams and other log transport - Curves, trestles and inclines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12244/wooden-trestle-viaduct (accessed 18 May 2021)

Story by Paul Mahoney, published 24 Sep 2007