Sunday, July 24, 2011

New Zealand's Bridges: Swanns Road Bridge across the Avon River in Christchurch

March 2011 (-43.522 Degrees, 172.660) Swanns Road Bridge

Even the plainest bridge gets a pretty handrail and some dramatic landscaping along the Avon River in Christchurch.

Swanns Road Bridge is a two-span precast slab bridge on a pier wall and seat-type abutments that was built in 1954. The bridge and approaches were severely shaken during the February earthquake. The connections to the piles were damaged. Also, the river appears to have gone down (or perhaps it's just low tide) but the tops of the piles are exposed

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New Zealand's Bridges: Swanns Road Bridge across the Avon River in Christchurch by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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