Story: Manawatū and Horowhenua region

Whirokino Bridge

Whirokino Bridge

Afternoon sightseers gather at the new Whirokino bridge over the Manawatū River near Foxton, on 27 August 1939 – just a week before the outbreak of the Second World War. The bridge had been opened in April that year, after severe flooding damaged the existing bridge.

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Kete Horowhenua, Horowhenua Historical Society
Reference: F1999.1326

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Manawatū and Horowhenua region - Heyday: 1910s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 22 Apr 2015