The 1865 Tamaki River Bridge at Panmure; La Roche, John C. (John Charles), 1937-...

Name/Title

The 1865 Tamaki River Bridge at Panmure

Maker

La Roche, John C. (John Charles), 1937-

Maker Role

Author

Maker

La Roche, Alan J.

Maker Role

Joint author

About this object

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 15cm

Date Made

1962

Place Made

Auckland, New Zealand

Publisher

La Roche, John and Alan

Publication Date

2015

Publication Place

Auckland

Subject and Association Keywords

Panmure (Auckland, NZ) -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

Tamaki River

Subject and Association Keywords

Panmure Bridge

Named Collection

Thomas & Bridget Gallagher Library

Object Type

Book

Object number

2022.80.01

Spine Label

993.25 LAR

Rights

Attribution - Non-commercial (cc) Attribution - Non-commercial (cc)

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