Rue Jolie Bridge

Rue Jolie, Akaroa

  • Rue Jolie Bridge.
    Copyright: Akaroa Civic Trust.
  • Rue Jolie Bridge. 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 7195 Date Entered 23rd June 1994


City/District Council

Christchurch City


Canterbury Region


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.

This brick and stone bridge was built in 1878 as part of the Akaroa Borough Councils programme to upgrade the town's roads.

The bridge compares favourably with two bridges on Rue Lavaud in Akaroa built in 1879, which have decorative iron balustrades. This bridge differs in that it has a brick parapet and simple brick arch construction in combination with local stone.


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Physical Description


Brick and stone

Condition of structure:

Different bricks have been used for minor repairs over the years

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1878 -
Single arch bridge c. 3x9 metres

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.