Kōrero: South Canterbury region

Waitaki River bridge

Waitaki River bridge

The bridging of South Canterbury’s wide, braided rivers made travel easier and faster. Initially the bridges carried both rail and vehicular traffic. This car crossing the 2-kilometre Waitaki Bridge, around 1914, is heading for Glenavy. The elevated structure houses water tanks, in case of fire on the bridge.

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South Canterbury Museum
Reference: 4074

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Transport and towns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11394/waitaki-river-bridge (accessed 30 May 2024)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017