Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Flood-damaged bridge, Clive, 1897 (1st of 4)

Flood-damaged bridge, Clive, 1897

Heavy rain inundated Hawke’s Bay in April 1897. The floods that followed caused serious damage to infrastructure, including the railway bridge at Clive. The flood-swollen river knocked out half of the bridge trusses, leaving the railway line hanging and useless.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Landscape and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23830/flood-damaged-bridge-clive-1897 (accessed 19 March 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 2 Jul 2015