1963: The Inauguration of a Girder Bridge on New Zealand’s North Island

June 29, 1963

Cobham Bridge in the city of Hamilton on New Zealand’s North Island was officially opened. This girder bridge, measuring 470 feet (143.3 meters) in length, carries Cobham Drive over the Waikato River. (Cobham Drive is part of State Highway 1, the longest route in New Zealand’s road network.)

Those on hand for the dedication ceremony for Cobham Bridge included Denis Rogers, mayor of Hamilton; and Shirley Lois Adams-Scheider, whose husband Lancelot Raymond Adams-Schneider was serving at the time as the member of the New Zealand Parliament for Hamilton. A plaque commemorating the inauguration of the bridge was installed at the southern end of the structure.

Photo Credit: Johnragla (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)

For more information on Cobham Bridge in Hamilton, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobham_Bridge

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: