The 1865 Tamaki River Bridge at Panmure; La Roche, John C. (John Charles), 1937-...
The 1865 Tamaki River Bridge at PanmureMaker
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The 1865 Tamaki River Bridge was built between 1864 and 1865 and is the earliest surviving swing span bridge in New Zealand. The bridge brought huge benefits to the people of Pakuranga, East Tamaki and Howick by providing road access to Auckland across the Tamaki River. The movable span, when rotated through 90 degrees provided a gap of 40 feet (12 m) for vessels on the river to pass. A Punt (ferry) operated from about 1845 but as the population increased, it could not cope with the traffic across the river and there was much agitation to build a bridge"-- Introduction.Measurements
21 x 15cmDate Made
La Roche, John and AlanPublication Date
AucklandSubject and Association Keywords
Thomas & Bridget Gallagher LibraryObject Type
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