Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Zealand's Bridges: Barbadoes Street Bridge across the Avon River in Christchurch

March 2011 (-43.525 Degrees, 172.646 Degrees) Barbadoes Street Bridge
Continuing along the Avon River we come to Barbadoes Street, which runs north and south through the City Center. The street was named after an Anglican Church Diocese in the West Indies. The river crossing is another single span haunched T girder bridge that was built around 1950. I wonder if they built falsework from the two abutments to form these haunched girders? Perhaps the forms were reusable since there are so many of these bridges in Christchurch.
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New Zealand's Bridges: Barbadoes Street Bridge 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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