Saturday, December 28, 2013

Makatote Viaduct view circa 1909

A photo probably dating from not long after the completion of the North Island Main Trunk at the end of 1908. At 79 metres high and 262 metres long it was at the time the highest in the country; 3 decades later it was eclipsed by the 97 metre high Mohaka Viaduct on the Napier-Gisborne Line (see earlier post) and in the early 1980s by the 81 metre high North Rangitikei Viaduct on the NIMT.  For more, see our books.

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