Monday, July 25, 2011

New Zealand's Bridges: Avonside Footbridge across the Avon River in Christchurch

March 2011 (-43.515 Degrees, 172.666 Degrees) Avonside Footbridge
The Avonside Footbridge is a three span pony truss on timber piers that was built in 1940. It was damaged (along with several other footbridges) during the Darfield, New Zealand Earthquake in September 2010. It appears that footbridges are more lightly constructed and therefore more vulnerable to ground shaking. I haven't heard about this bridge being repaired, but the people of Christchurch have enough on their hands repairing or replacing all the buildings that were damaged during the February 2011 earthquake.
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New Zealand's Bridges: Avonside Footbridge across the Avon River in Christchurch by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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