Friday, July 22, 2011

New Zealand's Bridges: Fitzgerald Avenue Bridges across the Avon River in Christchurch

March 2011 (-43.526 Degrees, 172.651 Degrees) Fitzgerald Avenue Bridges

East of the Barbardoes Street Bridge, the Avon River forms a big ox-bow and at the other end are the two Fitzgerald Avenue Bridges. They are two span, precast voided slab bridges supported on seat-type abutments and with a pier wall in the river. Although it is not apparent in this photo, the riverbanks moved toward the river during the February earthquake, breaking some of the abutment piles.
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New Zealand's Bridges: Fitzgerald Street Bridges across the Avon River in Christchurch by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

1 comment:

Mark JS Esslemont said...

Interesting. I've lived thru all the Christchurch quakes 2010-2012, ongoing & I'm presently doing a couple of Avon River bridge posts on my Woza Wanderer blog. Go well.