Story: Bridges and tunnels

Mangaweka viaduct under construction (2nd of 6)

Mangaweka viaduct under construction

The Mangaweka viaduct was built just north of Mangaweka in 1903–4. At 288 metres in length, it was the longest viaduct on the main trunk line. However in 1981 when the 7-kilometre Mangaweka deviation was constructed, the viaduct was dismantled.

Using this item

Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAVK W3493 E4657

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Notable bridges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010