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Nice view of the old bridge

Just nice to look at what used to be the only bridge there, a one way road on the bottom rail over... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2017
c4Barb
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Blenheim, New Zealand
Great memories of crossing this bridge

Check this bridge out on the north side of Seddon. It has the train track going over the top and... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2017
Angela W
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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| Awatere River, Seddon, Seddon, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What was once an exciting highlight of any trip between Christchurch / Blenheim, has now been confined to history..... Previously cars drove over the bridge, and trains crossed via same bridge but new highway bridge now built which means unless you aim to stop and...More

Thank peterussell
Reviewed September 22, 2017

Just nice to look at what used to be the only bridge there, a one way road on the bottom rail over top.

Thank c4Barb
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Check this bridge out on the north side of Seddon. It has the train track going over the top and was one way. It was courtesy who went over originally and many times cars had to back up to let another go over. Then came...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed April 6, 2017

This is a fascinating part of the district history. The only permanent traffic lights in Marlborough were on this bridge as it was one way, and traffic used to back up often. I recall prior to the lights going on the bridge, that due to...More

Thank twebb21
Reviewed March 29, 2017

The unique road and rail steel bridge was completed in 1902. The railway crossing was on the upper deck and the road bridge on the lower deck. It was in use as both a rail and road bridge until 2006. Road traffic now uses the...More

Thank zoozieg45
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Stopped to view this old bridge and wistfully remembered driving over it when I was a child. It was a double decker with the cars on the bottom and trains going overhead. Its only for trains now but still an awesome old bridge.

Thank Ah62
Reviewed February 10, 2017

came across the bridge by surprise, really thought it is a shame it is closed. The structure is pretty unique

Thank breado2016
Reviewed November 5, 2016

On State Highway1 South of Blenheim and just North of Seddon this historic bridge which is still used by rail and which the road used to go underneath has been replaced by a wonderful new two way bridge. Stop and take a photo.

Thank AliTR21
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The railway and road bridge at Seddon is a unique reminder of the past. The bridge was built with the railway tracks on the top level and the road underneath. It is unused by road traffic these days but remains open for rail.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed March 30, 2016

Awatere River Bridge started off as road/rail bridge with a lower road deck and an upper rail deck. The road deck was a single carriageway which restricted traffic. In 2005 a new road bridge was constructed to allow the SH1 road to have a carriageway...More

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