Beach Road Bridge

Beach Road, Akaroa

  • Beach Road Bridge. Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Paul Willyams. Taken By: Paul Willyams. Date: 1/02/2010.
  • Beach Road Bridge. February 1992. Original image submitted at time of registration.
    Copyright: NZHPT Field Record Form Collection.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Able to Visit
List Number 7193 Date Entered 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.

City/District Council

Christchurch City


Canterbury Region

Legal description

Legal Road, Canterbury Land District

Location description

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.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1886 -
Single arch bridge, 6m span

Other Information

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.