Topic: Mt Messenger Tunnel - SHW 3

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Mt Messenger - East Portal, 2012

The Mt Messenger tunnel was opened in 1916 as a single lane 'Gothic arch' structure. By the late 1970s it had proved too small for large vehicles so was enlarged to it's present semi-circular form about 1983.

In 1984  local artist, Tom Mutch, arranged a performance piece - along with several other sculptors - which used the newly enlarged tunnel entrance as the 'canvas' for an art work - at the same time as a companion piece was being carved in New Plymouth

Dimensions: 4.5m high and 5m wide.

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