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Strengthening the Thorndon overbridge

Strengthening the Thorndon overbridge

The Wellington Fault passes through the 1.3-kilometre-long Thorndon overbridge, making it one of the most vulnerable parts of the roading system around Wellington. A detailed seismic evaluation was undertaken, and the bridge was strengthened to minimise damage from a future earthquake.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Earthquakes - Building for earthquake resistance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 June 2023)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017