This interactive illustrates the main types of bridges used in New Zealand. The major challenge for bridge builders was how to carry weight over a long span without intermediate supports. The arrows on the drawings show how the weight is dispersed to ensure that the bridges are stable and can carry loads.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.