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