Story: Bridges and tunnels

Kelburn viaduct under construction (2nd of 3)

Kelburn viaduct under construction

The Kelburn viaduct, a reinforced concrete bridge, is shown in February 1931 with concrete girders being built towards the end of the construction. The viaduct consisted of three girders resting on two concrete piers. After several suicides the balustrades were changed to make it more difficult for people to climb onto them.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, M. S. Aked Collection
Reference: PAColl-3228-02
Photograph by Frank Giles Barker

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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 15 April 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010