Story: Historic volcanic activity

Views of Tangiwai (1st of 2)

Views of Tangiwai

This photograph, from the Auckland Star, of Tangiwai was taken the day after the rail disaster. The damaged road bridge is in the foreground, but the rail bridge, about 200 metres upstream, was almost wholly washed away. Some of the carriages that plummeted from the damaged bridge can be seen in the river bed.

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Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Ruapehu and the Tangiwai disaster', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, published 12 Jun 2006