Kōrero: Earthquakes

Strengthening the Thorndon overbridge

Strengthening the Thorndon overbridge

The Wellington Fault passes through the 1.3-kilometre-long Thorndon overbridge, making it one of the most vulnerable parts of the roading system around Wellington. A detailed seismic evaluation was undertaken, and the bridge was strengthened to minimise damage from a future earthquake.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Earthquakes - Building for earthquake resistance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4431/strengthening-the-thorndon-overbridge (accessed 30 July 2021)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017