Story: Bridges and tunnels

Opening the Mt Victoria tunnel

Opening the Mt Victoria tunnel

Crowds head into Wellington’s newly opened Mt Victoria tunnel on 12 October 1931. Wellington, a city of hills, is consequently also a city of tunnels. Five tunnels link suburbs to the city centre.

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Wellington City Archives
Reference: 00138:0:163
Photograph by Frank Giles Barker

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

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010