Story: Bridges and tunnels

Christchurch bridges

The Avon River winds through the centre of Christchurch, so from the beginnings of European settlement good bridges were important for city transport to flow smoothly. The bridges show a considerable range of materials and styles. Click on the locations to see some bridges in the central city.

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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