Earnscleugh Bridge - 1934 - Clyde, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
S 45° 11.428 E 169° 18.963
59G E 367719 N 4994511
Quick Description: Historic bridge across the Clutha River at Clyde, New Zealand
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 1/3/2013 8:17:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMG2G5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Long Description:
The Earnscleugh Bridge is a single lane through truss road bridge with stone piers and abutments. The bridge as a separate pedestrian walkway on one side of the bridge. The bridge was originally built circa 1878 as a suspension bridge. The suspension structure was destroyed twice by flooding. In 1934 after the last destruction the suspension system the bridge was converted to a through truss design using the existing stone piers and abutments. The bridge continues to serve as a highway link between the towns of Clyde and Earnscleugh.

The plaque is for when the bridge was reconstructed and converted from being a suspension bridge to being a truss bridge using the original piers.
Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.: 1934

Date stone, plaque location.: East end of bridge

Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.: Clutha River

Website (if available): [Web Link]

Parking (safe parking location): Not Listed

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