The "Pipe Bridge" for carrying traffic and the water main from Wainuiomata Reservoir to Wellington.

The "Pipe Bridge" for carrying traffic and the water main from Wainuiomata Reservoir to Wellington.
Date
1910
Ref
APG-0453-1/2-G
Description

The "Pipe Bridge" on the Hutt River, photograph taken by Albert Percy Godber, ca 1910. Date from an image dated November 1909 of this bridge under construction in Godber Album (Vol 110, p 52).

Original print at Pa1-q-103 (Godber album Vol 110, p 52), along with image of the bridge under construction in November 1909.

Inscriptions: Album page - New ferro-concrete bridge over Hutt River for water pipes & traffic.

Known as the 'Pipe Bridge' as it carried the water main from the Wainuiomata Reservoir to Wellington, replacing an earlier pipe bridge. Built in 1909, it lasted 45 years before being demolished when the present pioneer prestressed concrete bridge was built dowmstream. See "Bridging the gap : early bridges in New Zealand 1830-1939" by Geoffrey Thornton.

Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).

Physical Description: Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 4/75 inches

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Part of
Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949 :Collection of albums, prints and negatives
Format
1 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 4/75 inches, Orientation: Horizontal image
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The "Pipe Bridge" for carrying traffic and the water main from Wainuiomata Reservoir to Wellington.. Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949 :Collection of albums, prints and negatives. Ref: APG-0453-1/2-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22601683

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