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The Gisborne Photo News



Bridge Opened at the Araroa

A long-awaited bridge spanning the Awatere River near its mouth alongside the township of Te Araroa was opened recently with a small ceremony,

The bridge eliminates the difficult river-crossing which settlers on the eastern side of the river had to negotiate when visiting town.

(Pictures taken by Captain S. A. Medland, Te Araroa),


The bridge with the Te Araroa township in the background


Mrs Walker, an East Cape resident, who will benefit greatly from the new bridge, cutting the ribbon to declare the bridge officially open.


A picture of the bridge from the eastern bank of the river


The first piles being driven in the Awatere River bed


Mrs Wi Rangihana riding a famous old river-ferry horse