Kōrero: King Country region

North Island main trunk line: building the Makatote viaduct, 1906 (3 o 3)

North Island main trunk line: building the Makatote viaduct, 1906

The section of the main trunk line south of Taumarunui runs across a number of ravines, which have been spanned by viaducts. This photograph shows the foundations for the Makatote viaduct being laid in 1906. At the time it was built, this viaduct was the highest in New Zealand and one of the highest in the world. There are viewing areas at a rest stop between Erua and Pōkākā, and the Makatote Scenic Reserve at the viaduct's northern end.

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Abundant Past, Anderson Collection
Reference: 11371

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Transport and infrastructure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34904/north-island-main-trunk-line-building-the-makatote-viaduct-1906 (accessed 15 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015