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pretty rickety old rail/road bridge.

Good to stop and have a look. Mainly scenic and historic. Good place to take a photo and have a... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
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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
Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Good to stop and have a look. Mainly scenic and historic. Good place to take a photo and have a picnic.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Visited on Saturday 19th May. On our way from Blenheim to Kaikoura we stopped to have a look at this interesting road/rail bridge. Vehicles no longer go across this bridge but it worth stopping to have a look at, there is an information board giving...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2017
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank AliTR21
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