Kōrero: Bridges and tunnels

Hutt estuary bridge (3 o 3)

Hutt estuary bridge

This impressive beam bridge, which crosses the Hutt River just before it enters Wellington Harbour, was New Zealand’s first pre-stressed concrete bridge. It used pre-cast concrete beams, each 32 metres long and weighing 40 tonnes. The bridge opened in 1954.

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Photograph by Andy Palmer

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Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Types of bridges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23640/hutt-estuary-bridge (accessed 12 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010