每天上班需經過的Fairfield Bridge – Hamilton 紐西蘭漢米爾頓

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Fairfield Bridge費爾菲爾德大橋是位於新西蘭Hamilton 漢密爾頓費爾菲爾德的懷卡托河上的一個連接拱橋。它是城市的六座橋樑之一.它從河東岸的河道橫跨西側的維多利亞街。

1990年8月30日,它被新西蘭歷史名勝信託登記為第一類’歷史名勝。

設計施工

這座橋長139米(457英尺),有兩個土地跨度,和三個拱門,寬70厘米(28英寸),長40米(130英尺),上方7.9米(26英尺)在他們的最高點。拱形和跨度由鋼筋混凝土製成[,由奧克蘭的斯坦利·瓊斯設計,羅斯航運於1934年8月開始建設。該橋由公共工程部長Bob Semple於1937年4月開放。這是新西蘭的第四個大型鋼筋混凝土連拱橋,懷卡托河第二大。

當提出在費爾菲爾德郊區建造一座橋樑時,很多人覺得很少使用。六十五年後,2002年,每天大約有兩萬輛車穿過大橋。

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Fairfield Bridge, Hamilton by NZ Artist, Sam Lewry

 

 

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Fairfield Bridge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fairfield Bridge is a tied-arch bridge on the Waikato River in Fairfield, Hamilton, New Zealand. It is one of six bridges in the city.[1] It spans from River Road, on the east bank of the river, to Victoria Street, on the west side.[2]

It was registered as a Category I ‘Historic Place’ with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust on 30 August 1990.[3] The Great Race starts just north of the bridge, with the rowers passing under it during the race.[4]

There were days when drovers would drive stock over the main Fairfield Bridge to Frankton saleyeards.[5]

Design and construction

The bridge is 139 metres (457 ft) long, and has two land spans,[6] and three arches which are 70 centimetres (28 in) wide, 40 metres (130 ft) long and 7.9 metres (26 ft) above the road at their highest point.[7][8] The arches and spans are made from reinforced concrete.[6] It was designed by Stanley Jones of Auckland, and Roose Shipping started construction in August 1934.[6] The bridge was opened in April 1937 by the Minister of Public Works Bob Semple.[6] It was the fourth large reinforced concrete tied-arch bridge in New Zealand, and the second over the Waikato River.[8]

When the building of a bridge in the Fairfield suburb was proposed, many people felt that it would seldom be used.[6] Sixty-five years later, in 2002, there were about 20,000 vehicles travelling across the bridge each day.[9]

During the building of foundations for the bridges, an excavator came across a burial cave in the bank of the river. The preserved heads of several Māori were found in it.[10] In 1991 a reconstruction project costing NZ$1.1 million took place, as the bridge was suffering the effects of concrete cancer,[6] discovered in 1980.[11]

During January 2011, the bridge was closed for three weeks for maintenance.[12]

Motorcycle stunt

Fairfield Bridge at night

In 2009 Jonathan Bennett of the Mormon Few Stunt Crew was charged, and in 2010 was convicted,[13] for dangerous driving for riding a motorcycle on the arches of Fairfield Bridge.[14][15]The stunt was filmed and subsequently posted on YouTube.[16]

References

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  4. Jump up^ Anderson, Ian (28 September 2009). “Waikato hold out Oxford". Waikato Times. Stuff.co.nz. Archived from the original on 8 June 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  5. Jump up^ Neville Grinter (December 1976). Hamilton and the Waikato. A. H. & A. W. Reed. ISBN 9780589009717.
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  7. Jump up^ Neems, Jeff (5 September 2009). “Daredevil stunt rider takes the high road". Waikato Times. Stuff.co.nz. Archived from the original on 8 June 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  8. ^ Jump up to:a b Henshall, F. P. (10 April 1948). “The Fairfield Bridge, Hamilton". New Zealand Engineering. 3 (4): 387–389. ISSN 0028-808X.
  9. Jump up^ “Water levels may affect Hamilton bridge". The New Zealand Herald. 13 November 2002. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  10. Jump up^ “Wintec – A History of the Land on Which Our City Campus Sits" (PDF). Waikato Institute of Technology. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 June 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
  11. Jump up^ Swarbrick, Nancy (26 May 2010). “Waikato places – Hamilton east of the river". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 10 June 2010.
  12. Jump up^ “Road works and the impact on traffic". Hamilton City Council. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  13. Jump up^ Leaman, Aaron (3 April 2010). “Bike stunt a bridge too far". Waikato Times. Stuff.co.nz. Archived from the original on 8 June 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  14. Jump up^ “Stunt rider charged over driving". The New Zealand Herald. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  15. Jump up^ Brennan, Nicola (13 February 2010). “Judge shocked at biker’s bridge stunt". Waikato Times. Stuff.co.nz. Archived from the original on 8 June 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  16. Jump up^ “The stunt that landed a prankster in court". Close Up. Television New Zealand. 1 April 2010. Archived from the original on 8 June 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010.