Location 152
Location #152. Kawarau River Bridge (1989)
Map 3

Bannockburn Road



Location #152. Kawarau River Bridge (1989). This bridge is the present crossing over the Kawarau River linking Bannockburn with the Cromwell Flats.

Still Standing


Construction Details

The bridge consists of a Calender-Hamilton type steel truss of 3 spans totaling 148m. Total weight of the steelwork is 250 tonnes. The trusses are supported on two cast-insitu reinforced concrete piers, 29m high which are anchored into the rock. The deck has a double carriageway and comprises precast concrete panels with insitu topping and infills. The bridge bearings incorporate the latest design of seismic energy dissipators fitted to the Cromwell abutments.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1989 Vincent County Council Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
2102 c1980 General Notes. The construction of the Clyde Dam and the formation of Lake Dunstan required the former Bannockburn Bridge (location #151) to be replaced due to the proposed lake level being above the deck level.
2103 1986 Design of the new bridge. The Ministry of Works and Development, Civil Design Office in Wellington, designed the replacement Bannockburn Bridge for the Vincent County Council.
2104 1987 Contract for construction. The contract for the construction of the bridge was let to Morgan and O'Shea of Balclutha.
2105 1989 Opening of the new bridge. On Saturday, 7 Oct 1989, the new Bannockburn Bridge was officially opened by the chairman of the Vincent County Council, Mr R J Davidson.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
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
1199 Ministry of Works & Development 1989 Plans for Bannockburn Bridge - location #152 View Image
2125 Paul Crump - Bannockburn Apr 1987 Bannockburn Bridge (location #152) under construction View Image
2126 Paul Crump - Bannockburn Oct 1987 Bannockburn Bridge (location #152) under construction View Image
2127 Paul Crump - Bannockburn Jan 1988 Bannockburn Bridge (location #152) under construction View Image
2128 Paul Crump - Bannockburn Oct 1988 Bannockburn Bridge (location #152) under construction View Image