Photo By Peter Watts
Dunedin Railway Station Bridge
 

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Dunedin Railway Station Bridge - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama taken from an historic railway bridge that crosses the lines at the southern end of the Dunedin Railway Station. The image shows a view of the station and in both directions over the tracks. The bridge was destroyed in an accident in February 2008 but can still be seen in the satellite views of Dunedin on the Google map.

Dunedin Railway Station Bridge - FURTHER INFORMATION

Dunedin Railway Station Bridge - Dunedin visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Dunedin Railway Station Bridge' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Otago.

This image shows the view from the railway bridge across the tracks at Dunedin Railway Station. The image was taken in January 2008, when the bridge was 104 year old. The bridge is a good place to appreciate the 1km long station platform, the longest in New Zealand, and one of the tourist attractions of Dunedin. From here the daily Taieri Gorge Railway tours depart.

Shortly afterwards the bridge was destroyed in a freak accident on Tuesday 12 February 2008, making the panorama an historic picture. In the accident, large metal side doors of some container carriages fell open as the train passed the bridge, ripping it apart. Plans for a reconstruction of the bridge are underway.

ADDRESS

Dunedin Railway Station (and Taieri Gorge Railway trips)
Anzac Square
PO Box 140
Dunedin



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

The Dunedin Railway Station is on Anzac Avenue, on Anzac Square.



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