Kaiparoro First World War memorial bridge

Kaiparoro memorial bridge c. 1985. In 2010 the bridge was made a Category 1 listed structure by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

Kaiparoro memorial bridge detail

Before restoration.

Glennis Austin, 2005

Kaiparoro bridge Kaiparoro bridge detail

The bridge after restoration.

Adele Pentony-Graham, July 2008

Find out more about the people listed on this memorial from Auckland Museum's Cenotaph database

More information about the Kaiparoro bridge

The bridge was designed and its construction supervised by the distinguished civil engineer, Alfred Falkner, whose accomplishments also include designing the Hurunui bridge and planning the route of the Wellington to Manawatū Railway. The stone used in its construction came from the Makakahi River.

Information from Kay Flavell

See also: Robin Astridge, 'An Unusual War Memorial at Kaiparoro', NZ Legacy , vol. 21, no. 1, 2009, pp. 8-9

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Errol Cavit

Posted: 05 May 2008

The bridge has been somewhat restored, and rededicated on April 6 2006. It is well-signposted (as 'ANZAC bridge'), with information signs at the nearby reserve. There are 6 WWI and 3 WWII names on the plaque. I have photos from 27/5/08.