Damaged bridge over the Waipa River, 1917.
Damaged bridge over the Waipa River, at Ngaruawahia. Photograph taken by Albert Percy Godber in 1917. Dated from other images in the Godber album at Pa1-q-102. There are photographs of people and horses being transported across the Waipa River on a punt, pulled by winch, because the bridge was unable to be crossed having collapsed in 1916.
Source of descriptive information, client wrote to say bridge collapsed 20 December 1916 and temporary ferry service used for over ten months after.
Inscriptions: Album page - Damaged bridge over Waipa River. Ngaruawahia.
The bridge collapsed on 20 December 1916, for over 10 months afterwards a temporary ferry service carried traffic from one bank to the other. See 'Pack horse to jet : the story of Waingaro from 1968 / by Geoffrey Seavill' and 'Raglan County hills and sea : a centennial history 1876-1976' for further information.
Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).
Physical Description: Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 4.75 inches
Processing information: Previously our description said 'There are photographs of people and horses being transported across the Waipa River on a punt, pulled by winch, presumably because the bridge was unable to be crossed.'
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 4.75 inches, Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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