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Kopu Bridge (NZ)

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Kopu Bridge, originally known as Hauraki Bridge, is a steel and concrete road viaduct crossing the Waihou estuary, near the town of Thames.

It was constructed in 1926-1928. There are 23 steel spans on concrete piers, and a central swinging span 42.7 m long, providing a rare surviving example of a swing span bridge in New Zealand.

Designed by John Ernest Lelliott Cull. Onslow Garth Thornton (1890-1972) was the site construction engineer.

For much more information see here[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Heritage New Zealand: Kopu Bridge