Story: Tsunamis

Remains of Pouawa bridge (2nd of 2)

Remains of Pouawa bridge

The Gisborne tsunami of 26 March 1947 swept away the Pouawa bridge. The decking was later found about 800 metres upstream.

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Source: Auckland Weekly News, 2 April 1947

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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Tsunamis - 20th-century and recent tsunamis', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6232/remains-of-pouawa-bridge (accessed 27 May 2019)

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