Kōrero: Bridges and tunnels

The old Hāpuawhenua viaduct (4 o 6)

The old Hāpuawhenua viaduct

Built in steel by the Public Works Department from a design by Peter Hay, the 1908 Hāpuawhenua viaduct was distinguished by its graceful curve. The viaduct was originally the second-longest on the main trunk line at 284 metres. Located just north of Ohakune, it was replaced by a new viaduct in 1987. The old structure was restored as part of a walking route in 2009. It has also been used for bungy jumping.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: S-L 1044-COVER

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Notable bridges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23646/the-old-hapuawhenua-viaduct (accessed 15 July 2020)

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