Story: Bridges and tunnels

Fixing a bridge (1st of 2)

Fixing a bridge

Engineers from Linton army camp begin restoration work on a truss bridge in the Reikorangi valley in 1995. The bridge was built in 1913, probably of tōtara, and – as with many such bridges – the wood had begun to rot.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1995/4317/5

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Types of bridges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 April 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010