Story: Bridges and tunnels

Ruamāhanga River bridge plan

Ruamāhanga River bridge plan

These drawings for a suspension bridge across the Ruamāhanga River near Mt Bruce were prepared by the Public Works Department in 1926. The department, established in 1870, had initially project-managed the building of major bridges and tunnels. In the first half of the 20th century it also became involved in designing and building bridges.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAOB 6006 W3138 2 WDO 15022 RUAMAHANGA BRIDGE PLAN 1926

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Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Building bridges and tunnels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010