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This bridge spanning the Manawatu River was officially opened 9 June 1909, replacing the original bridge that was swept away in the 1895 flood. Until a new bridge was built a punt was used to ferry people and vehicles across the Manawatu River at this point. This bridge was replaced by a concrete structure in 1969

Identification

Object type
Image
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Ash 34
Date
circa 1909
Digitisation ID
2009N_Ash34_ASH_2247
Held In
Coolstore

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ashhurst,
black and white,
bridge,
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