Beach Road Bridge
Beach Road, Akaroa
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Able to Visit
23rd June 1994
Extent of List Entry
Extent of registration is Pt Legal Road, Canterbury Land District, and the structure described as Beach Road Bridge thereon.
Legal Road, Canterbury Land District
The bridge is located on Beach Road where it crosses Aylmers Stream, at the intersection with Bruce Terrace
This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1993. The following text is from the original Proposal for Classification report considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.
The Beach Road bridge is a small scale single arched bridge constructed of brick with plastered parapets and facings. It compares favourably with other classified small scale bridges, however this bridge is a plainer rendition of the same architectural style and construction.
This bridge was built in 1886 as part of the Akaroa Borough Councils programme to upgrade the towns roads.
Single arch bridge, 6m span
A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Southern region office
Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.