Traffic Bridge

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Photograph
Production date
1910
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This image is from a Cartwright postcard and says "1st conveyance to cross Hamilton Traffic Bridge". The photo was taken on 10 September 1910, the day the bridge opened. The Traffic Bridge spans the Waikato River in Hamilton, New Zealand. The driver of the horse-drawn vehicle is Father Joseph Croke Darby. The identity of his passenger is unknown. The old Union bridge is visible through the lattice work and close inspection shows a horse and buggy travelling to Hamilton East. The two-storey house in the background was Thomas Slade's which was near the southern corner of Grey Street and Bridge Street.
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HCL_02474

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