New Zealand's Bridges: Kilmore and Madras Street Bridges across the Avon River in Christchurch by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
|March 2011 (-43.527 Degrees, 172.643 Degrees) Kilmore and Madras Street Bridges|
The Kilmore and Madras Street Bridges are very plain looking single span T girder bridges on seat-type abutments that were built in 1968. The two streets are perpendicuar and so they cross the Avon River at right angles from each other. You can see a few spalls where the superstructure banged against the abutment on the Kilgore Street Bridge during the recent earthquake. I'm not sure why those rusty steel girders are sticking up between the two bridges.
Hi - the "rusty steel girders" were a gift from the New York Fire Service and came from Twin Towers. They were given in appreciation for the assistance the New Zealand Fire Service had provided.
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