Story: Bridges and tunnels

Clutha bridges

As the South Island’s longest river, in an area settled in the 1860s gold rushes, the Clutha River/Mata-Au was a challenge for early travellers. The bridges over the Clutha are some of the finest in New Zealand, with a range of types and materials. Click on the locations on the map to see the historic bridges over the river.

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Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Notable bridges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010