Monday, August 1, 2011

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

March 2011 (-43.525 Degrees, 172.724 Degrees) Bridge Street Bridge 

The last bridge across the Avon River is appropriately called the Bridge Street Bridge (or the South Brighton Street Bridge). It's a three span precast I girder bridge on big hammerhead single column bents and seat type abutments. The abutment piles are broken due to lateral spreading from the February earthquake but the bridge continues to carry traffic.

A few hundred feet downstream from this bridge is the Avon-Heathcote Estuary where the Avon and Heathcote Rivers meet before flowing into the Pacific Ocean. Tomorrow we'll begin traveling up the Heathcote River.
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New Zealand's Bridges: Bridge Street 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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