NEW BRIDGE PROPOSED
SPAN OVER WAIPA RIVER ESTIMATED COST OF £IO,OOO [FROM OUR OWN" CORRKSrONny.KT] HAMILTON, Friday Plans for a proposed bridge to replace the Whatawhatahoe Bridge spanning the Waipa River near Pirongia are being prepared for submission to the Otorohanga and Waipa County Councils. The new structure is estimated to cost £IO,OOO, and the two counties would 1)6 asked to find approximately £IOOO each, the State to grant a £3 for £1 subsidy, and the Kawhia County to pay a percentage of the cost. The Whatawhatahoe Bridge was erected in 1882, being built of kauri and totara. It was one of the first span bridges ever built in the Waikato and is still in fairly sound condition. Tenders for the new Narrows Bridge, to be built for the Waikato County Council have closed. Tho bridge, which is to replace the present wooden structure, is to be constructed of concrete in the form of a single arch. It will be 161 ft. long, and will be in better alignment than the present bridge.
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NEW BRIDGE PROPOSED, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVI, Issue 23251, 21 January 1939
NEW BRIDGE PROPOSED New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVI, Issue 23251, 21 January 1939
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