Story: Bridges and tunnels

The new Hāpuawhenua viaduct (5th of 6)

The new Hāpuawhenua viaduct

In 1987 the old Hāpuawhenua viaduct was replaced by an elegant new one, built of pre-stressed concrete. The new viaduct was longer than its predecessor, at 414 metres. Richard Prebble, minister of transport, stands on the structure on the day of its official opening.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/3174/11A

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Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Notable bridges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010