Story: Bridges and tunnels

Ōtira tunnel

Ōtira tunnel

A train enters the Ōtira tunnel in the Southern Alps in winter, shortly after the tunnel was completed in 1923.

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Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Rail tunnels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 January 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010