Makatote Viaduct

Maker and role
Unknown, Photographer
Production date
Circa 1904-Circa 1905
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Object detail

Accession number
On the left is a train and carriage at the beginning of the bridge, moving to the right. Below the bridge pylon are two men is suits looking to the right. The bridge stretches across the valley. The first pair of metal pylons are about the centre of the image. The other end of the bridge can be seen in the distance. Forested valley is below the bridge. On the left is forested hill rising behind the bridge and train. On the right in the foreground is a tall tree.
Physical description
1 print (matted) : sepia ; 50 x 134 cm.
Credit Line
Unknown. Circa 1904-Circa 1905. Makatote Viaduct, 09-0159. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
Production place
Ruapehu District
Whanganui - Manawatu
New Zealand


Public comments

Thank you for your comment this record has now been updated

- Walsh Memorial Library on 30-03-2021 01:31:36

This is actually the Makohine Viaduct near the Rangitikei River and Ōhingaiti township. Not the Makatote Viaduct. Here is another photo in your collection of the Makohine:

- Stan Fraser on 29-03-2021 20:53:13

Thank you for your comment, this record has now been updated

- MOTAT Walsh Memorial Library on 24-08-2020 01:03:52

There being no railway at Matakohe where I live, the label should perhaps read 'Matatoke'

- David Reynolds on 19-08-2020 22:58:17

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