Story: Bridges and tunnels

Entrance to Albert Park tunnels

Entrance to Albert Park tunnels

During the Second World War when Japanese bombers were feared, 3.4 kilometres of interconnecting tunnels were excavated under Albert Park in Auckland to be used as air-raid shelters for up to 20,000 people. The tunnels were in natural lava caves under a dormant volcanic cone. Most of the tunnels were later filled up and are now closed.

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Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Road and utility tunnels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23660/entrance-to-albert-park-tunnels (accessed 21 April 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010