Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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

March 2011 (-43.530 Degrees, 172.634 Degrees) Gloucester Street Bridge
We must be in the original area that was Christchurch because the bridges are very old. According to the Christchurch Library Archives, the abutments on the Gloucester Street Bridge were carved from Oamaru, a local stone. The girders were made of a combination of cast and wrought iron. According to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in 1937 the bridge was widened and the original stone abutments and wingwalls were replaced with concrete.
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New Zealand's Bridges: Gloucester 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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