|Name||Waiau Ferry Bridge, South Island, New Zealand|
|Owner||New Zealand Transport Agency - formerly Transit New Zealand|
|Design||John Blackett, Engineer in Chief, Public Works Department|
|Contractor||J & A Anderson, Christchurch, NZ|
|Where||On State Highway 7A, Hanmer Springs Road near Hammer Springs, North Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand. About 134 km. north of Christchurch.|
|Latitude||S 42 35' 03"|
|Longitude||E 172 46' 58"|
|Why||Road bridge over deep gorge.|
|Bridges the Waiau River||Gateway to the famous Hanmer Springs|
|Main span||78 m.|
|Height above water level||31 m.|
|Materials||Wrought iron trusses; concrete piers|
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