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Scenes on the South Island Main Trunk Railway, between Christchurch and Picton, which is being officially opened this afternoon by the Minister of Railways, Mr. Semple. 1, Hapuku Bridge, six miles north of Kaikoura, the longest bridge on the Wharanui-Parnassus section. There are 23 67ft spans, and it is the only bridge of this design in the Dominion. 2, The spot at Kaikoura where Mr. Semple drove the last spike on September 29 last to link up the lines north and south, from a photograph taken at the time. 3, Clarence River Bridge, 22 miles north of Kaikoura. It is 1600 ft long and comprises 12 120 ft and two 30ft spans. 4, Okarahia Viaduct, four miles south of Oaro. It is 71ft high and is the tallest structure on the Wharanui-Parnassus section.

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Evening Post, Evening Post, Volume CXL, Issue 144, 15 December 1945

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Scenes on the South Island Main Trunk Railway, between Christchurch and Picton, which is being officially opened this afternoon by the Minister of Railways, Mr. Semple. 1, Hapuku Bridge, six miles north of Kaikoura, the longest bridge on the Wharanui-Parnassus section. There are 23 67ft spans, and it is the only bridge of this design in the Dominion. 2, The spot at Kaikoura where Mr. Semple drove the last spike on September 29 last to link up the lines north and south, from a photograph taken at the time. 3, Clarence River Bridge, 22 miles north of Kaikoura. It is 1600 ft long and comprises 12 120 ft and two 30ft spans. 4, Okarahia Viaduct, four miles south of Oaro. It is 71ft high and is the tallest structure on the Wharanui-Parnassus section. Evening Post, Volume CXL, Issue 144, 15 December 1945

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