Topic: Mangemange Stream Bridge - 1908

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Ngawhini Road, Tawhiti, Hawera

Mangemange Stream Bridge 

Mangemange Stream Bridge

Photograph: 2017

The now-unused wooden truss-bridge over the Mangemange Stream, near Tawhiti, Hawera. Until recently the bridge was partially hidden by now-milled pine trees.

A  sign on the bridge gives the public a suitable warning - see Image below.

Tenders for the construction of the bridge were called by the Hawera County Council in December 1907 - see advert (H&NS 18 Dec 1907) in Documents below. The only tender received  - from Robertson and Cave for £255   - was accepted (H & NS 23 Dec 1907)

In February 1908 the Hawera County Engineer - Fred Basham - reported :

"Ngawhini Road - Contractor  is making good progress, and has only 23 chains to form to complete contract. I propose taking over the completed portion between the Austin road and the Mangimangi [sic] stream next week so as to allow the contractors for the bridge to cart their material down. Contractors for bridge inform me that all the timber is now to hand and work will commence in a few days." H&NS 18 Feb 1908


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Mangemange Stream Bridge - 1908

Mangemange Stream Bridge - 1908 by Ron L is Copyright Act 1994