Photograph [Construction Mataura Arch Bridge]; Kerr, Daphne (nee Perry); 1939; M...
Photograph [Construction Mataura Arch Bridge]About this object
A black and white photograph showing the construction of Mataura's concrete arch bridge. Bob Semple (the Minister of Public Works) opened the new Bridge in July 1939. The Mataura Ensign reported:
'Citizens have watched with considerable interest the gradual erection of the maze of beams, trusses, stays and boxing; listened to the steady beat of concrete mixing machines; watched without envy the relays of workmen shovelling and wheeling the heavy concrete-mix and ultimately saw a thing of beauty emerge like a butterfly from its chrysalis when the network of timbering was removed'.
1939Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on reverse: 'NEW BRIDGE / OLD BRIDGE / D. KERR / 7 90'.Technique
h 70 mm x w 115 mm
photograph, black and whiteObject Type
processed material, paperCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object number