Photograph of the first Panmure Bridge; 1910; 3600


Howick Historical Village


Photograph of the first Panmure Bridge

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Photograph of the first Panmure Bridge. The bridge is a swing span bridge which allowed for navigation up the Tamaki River. The view is looking west towards Mt. Wellington.

The bridge was constructed from 19 spans with the swing span on the Pakuranga side. The swing span segment measured approximately 12.2 metres and was operated by a hand winch.

The bridge was designed by the Engineer-in-Chief of the Auckland Province Mr W. Weaver. The bluestones in the abutments weighed up to 2 tons and were imported from Melbourne and the ironwork came prefabricated from Sydney.

The bridge was constructed in 1864-1865 and opened to traffic in 1866.

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Auckland, New Zealand


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Howick & Districts Historical Society Incorporated

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