New Zealand's Bridges: Manchester Street Bridge across the Avon River in Christchurch by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
|March 2011 (-43.528 Degrees, 172.640 Degrees) Manchester Street Bridge|
This handsome structure is a haunched T-girder bridge supported on end diaphragm abutments. It was built in 1940 and replaced an open spandrel deck arch. Note the quaywall along the river is much older and probably dates back to the original bridge. The bridges along this stretch of the Avon River are about as long (about 60 ft) as they are wide.