Location 151
Location #151. Kawarau River Bridge (1964).
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Location #151. Kawarau River Bridge (1964).

Still Standing


Construction Details

The bridge consisted of two prefabricated steel girders with a span of 240 feet. They were supported on two cast in-situ reinforced concrete piers, 55 feet high. The deck was also of reinforced concrete, cast in-situ. Single lane.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1964 - Vincent County Council Details


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
2100 1963 General Notes. The MacAndrew Bridge was in poor condition with weight and speed restrictions imposed on it. The bridge was overdue for replacement. In May, a deputation from the council met with the touring Minister of Works, Mr W S Goosman to discuss the funding for replacing the bridge. The outcome of these talks produced a £4 for £1 subsidy, and so planning for the new bridge was started. The bridge was designed by the Vincent County Council's Consulting Engineers, Duffill, Watts and King.
2101 1964 Construction of the bridge. The successful tenderer was G M Damsteegt Ltd of Balclutha, with a price of £16,812. On 30 November , the bridge was opened by the Govenor-General, Sir Bernard Ferguson. A procession across the bridge was led by a piper, Alex Wilson. Later the senior citizens present were entertained in the Cromwell memorial Hall, while the children had a party meal in the Bannockburn Hall.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
60 Jeff Connelly - Cromwell 1965 Bannockburn Bridge (MacAndrew) View Image
61 Jeff Connelly - Cromwell 1964 Bannockburn Bridge View Image
62 Eileen Olds 30 Nov 1964 Bannockburn Bridge Opening Day - 30 Nov 1964 View Image
589 Paul Crump - Bannockburn Aug 1988 Bannockburn Bridge (#152) under construction. View Image
590 Paul Crump - Bannockburn July 1989 Bannockburn Bridge (location #152) under construction. View Image
1005 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 30 Nov 1964 Bannockburn Bridge - location #151. Opening day: 30 Nov 1964. View Image
1077 Otago Daily Times 1964 Bannockburn Bridge (location #151) during construction. View Image
1078 T C Emmitt - Bannockburn 1964 Bannockburn Bridges - looking south: View Image
1079 Otago Daily Times 23 nov 1964 Bannockburn Bridges - looking north. View Image
1198 Vincent County Council 1964 Plans for Bannockburn Bridge - location #151. Kawarau River. View Image