The "Pipe Bridge" for carrying traffic and the water main from Wainuiomata Reservoir to Wellington., 1910
Reference Number: APG-0453-1/2-G
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).
Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949 :Collection of albums, prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00048 (2024 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 4/75 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: 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.
Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.
Citation: Any publication must be accompanied by the credit "A P Godber Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library".
Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures42. Hutt Co. Hutt River. Bridges. 1910(PFP-024017)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - New ferro-concrete bridge over Hutt River for water pipes & traffic.
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