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The Ballance River bridge at the eastern end of the Manawatu Gorge was designed by James Fulton and opened by the Premier, Richard John Seddon in 1904. The bridge was built using a double intersection Pratt truss with a small version at the south end, in a combination of steel and wood. The bridge was demolished and replaced 23 February 1972.

Identification

Object type
Postcard
Digitisation ID
2011P_Go54_005051
Title
Ballance Suspension Bridge, near Manawatu Gorge
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Go 54
Date
circa 1908

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Tararua District

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river,
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