Story: Building stone

Taieri River bridge (1st of 2)

Taieri River bridge

The Taieri River bridge near Hyde has impressive abutments and piers made of locally quarried schist blocks. It was opened on 18 December 1879 by Mrs Brown, the wife of the engineer who designed the bridge and supervised construction.

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Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Stone buildings in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8067/taieri-river-bridge (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, published 12 Jun 2006