Story: Landslides

Ōtira viaduct (2nd of 2)

Ōtira viaduct

The Ōtira viaduct was completed in 1999. It traverses the old landslides on spans supported by three pillars. Future rock falls triggered by earthquakes may bring rubble down the screes into the riverbed, but the road above is out of harm’s way.

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Michael J. Crozier, 'Landslides - Alpine, low mountain and layered rock landslides', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Michael J. Crozier, published 12 Jun 2006