Postcard, Bridges over the Mokoreta River; Muir and Moodie; 1920-1930; WY.1990.2...

Name/Title

Postcard, Bridges over the Mokoreta River

About this object

This is a photographic postcard depicting the railway (foreground) and the road (background) bridges over the Mokoreta (Wyndham) River. The railway bridge over the Mokoreta, unlike the one over the Mataura River, had concrete pillars. This can be seen in the image.

Interestingly, after the Glenham railway branch line closed in the 1930s, the railway bridge became the new road bridge for a time.

Note the bicycle leaning against a fence. Presumably the owner has gone fishing down at the river.

Maker

Muir and Moodie

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1920-1930

Period

1920s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Wyndham

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card

Measurements

h 89 mm x w 138 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

Subject and Association Keywords

Buildings and Structures

Object Type

documents

Object number

WY.1990.240

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain Public Domain

James Eunson 29 Mar 2020 07:19 AM,UTC

This is the Mokoreta (Wyndham) River. The bridge in the foreground is the railway bridge, which unlike the Mataura bridge, had concrete pillars. The bridge in the background is the road bridge. When the Glenham line closed, the Mokoreta railway bridge became the new road bridge for a period.

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