Saturday, August 13, 2011

New Zealand's Bridges: Old Waimakariri Highway and Railway Bridges in Christchurch

March 2011 (-43.412 Degrees, 172.651 Degrees) Old Waimakariri River Bridges
The Old Waimakariri Bridge was built in 1950. It's a steel girder bridge on pier walls that carries the Main North Road. To the east is an even older railway bridge. Note the exposed piles on both bridges. Also, the old highway bridge is carrying a big water line. The new Waimakariri Bridges are just to the west of this photo. Waimakariri is a Maori work that means something like 'river of cold rushing water.'

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New Zealand's Bridges: Old Waimakariri River Bridges in Christchurch by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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