Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Zealand's Bridges: Pages Road Bridge across the Avon River in Christchurch

March 2011 (-43.509 Degrees, 172.721 Degrees) Pages Road Bridge
The next structure downstream is the Wainoni Bridge, but I never took a photo of it. The next bridge after that is Pages Road Bridge, a continuous three span haunched T-girder structure on pier walls that was built in 1951. This bridge had moderate damage from both the September 2010 and the February 2011 earthquakes. It has long embankments supported by stone retaining walls that were cracked due to soil movement during the earthquakes. Despite the earthquake damage the bridge remains a dignified structure with its open bannister barrier rails and tapered light poles.
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New Zealand's Bridges: Pages Road 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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