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Auckland Harbour Bridge under construction, 29 November 1958

Reference Number: WA-48833-G

Aerial view looking south over Auckland Harbour Bridge towards Westhaven, St Mary's Bay and Ponsonby, showing pick-a-back section of bridge being manoeuvred into position on a barge. Photograph taken 29 November 1958 by Whites Aviation.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Dry plate photonegatives, related to Westhaven, Waitemata Harbour, Auckland Harbour Bridge, Ponsonby, St Marys Bay and Bridges - Design and construction.

Part of:
Whites Aviation Ltd :Photographs, Reference Number PA-Group-00080 (377 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 4.75 x 6.5 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: Between 29 November and 1 December 1958, a 580 ft long span, weighing 1200 tons was floated into its final position on prepared piers. Blustery winds caused the first attempt to be suspended on 30 November. The operation was completed on 1 December.

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompanied by the credit "Whites Aviation Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library"

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