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This 172m long bridge, the second at this vicinity, is a truss design (using iron bark and steel) with 3 main spans supported by concrete pylons. It was completed in 1915 after the Public Works Department took over from a contractor during whose time one of the pylons and a span had collapsed – the collapsed pylon is still there and is just visible in this shot lying in the water. The bridge has since been renovated and the original local red beech decking replaced with South American “Purpleheart” hardwood.
Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

3H1003.1736
Nikon D300 | Nikon 18-200VR @ 24 mm
1/80s f/14 ISO400 | Raw

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bridge, collapse, concrete, failure, new zealand, south island, truss

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Comments

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 4 years ago

    great perspective, top shot

  • thanks Robert – it’s a fascinating structure – I haden’t come a combination timber/steel truss like this one before

    – Werner Padarin

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 4 years ago

    Nice shot Werner

  • thanks Kala – unfortunately it was quite showery as we were there, would have liked a bit of sun to to put a bit more life into the shot

    – Werner Padarin

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