Opawa River Bridge

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Opawa River Bridge
Coordinates 41°29′49″S 173°57′43″E / 41.497007°S 173.961961°E / -41.497007; 173.961961
Crosses Opawa River
Locale Blenheim, New Zealand
Construction start 1869
Opened 1917
Designated 28 June 1990
Reference no. 241

The Opawa River Bridge is a bridge in Blenheim, New Zealand that crosses the Ōpaoa River. The bridge is classified as a "Category I" ("places of special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value") historic place by the Heritage New Zealand, formerly known as New Zealand Historic Places Trust.[1] The bridge was first built in 1869 but collapsed in 1878. A new bridge was not completed until the end of 1917.[1] Grove Road utilises the bridge, which forms part of the State Highway 1.


  1. ^ a b "Opawa River Bridge". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 21 December 2009.