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RAILWAY VIADUCTS

COST GREATLY UNDER-ESTI-MATED.

(SPJECIAL TO "THE TRF.SS.") WELLINGTON, September 3. A. comparison between the actual and estimated costs of the Makatote and Makohine viaducts is contained in a return which was presented to the Houseof Representatives to-day, on tho motion of Mr 11. M. Campbell. Following aro tho details.— Makatote viaduct—Estimated cost, including cost of extra works in foundations, etc., (£3133). £-13,132; actual £36,251; date of completion, July lOth, 1908. Makohine viaduct—Estimated cost, including cost of extra works in foundations, etc.. (£5570) and slips (£%O). £4G,4»3; actual cost. 172.000; formally opened for traffic, June 17th. 1912. " Tho Hon. R. McKenzio asked if tho cost of tho workshops and plant was in>c i u in Q° return oi *ht« cost of tho Makomne viaduct. The Hon. W. Frnser said possibly it *-as. Had tho work been undertaken by a contractor, ho would have had to uroyido the cost of his own workshops. Mr G. Tlitty: They would bo of a certain value when ihe work was iinished. Mr Eraser: No doubt. 1 shall find out and inform tho House later on. I

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RAILWAY VIADUCTS, Press, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14451, 4 September 1912

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RAILWAY VIADUCTS Press, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14451, 4 September 1912

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