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Date: 05/10/19 05:35
Bridge ID question
Author: mile250

Can anyone tell me where this bridge is? I have no information on place, date, or photographer.
Guesses include New Zealand, South Africa, and Turkey.
Glen
San Luis Obispo, California, USA




Date: 05/10/19 07:23
Re: Bridge ID question
Author: Hartington

My vote would be New Zealand. As for where; somewhere on the North Island Main Trunk between Palmerston North and Hamilton. Specifically I'll suggest where it crosses the Rangiteki River? Picture



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/10/19 15:28 by Hartington.



Date: 05/10/19 07:25
Re: Bridge ID question
Author: andersonb109

Pretty sure it's New Zealand. The train looks like that used by a company called Steam Inc. Probably on the costal line between Picton and Dunedin.



Date: 05/10/19 08:32
Re: Bridge ID question
Author: tomstp

The engine is definately New Zealand.



Date: 05/10/19 13:55
Re: Bridge ID question
Author: RogersPass

Hi All, Yes it is New Zealand on the North Island main Trunk, just North of Mangoweka.
Cheers Brian..



Date: 05/11/19 05:44
Re: Bridge ID question
Author: mile250

Thank you all. Now I'll go to google satellite for some context. It would be interesting to have seen that bridge built, challenging formwork and concrete delivery.



Date: 05/11/19 05:59
Re: Bridge ID question
Author: mile250

Well this is weird. Why does the google image look like the tracks are now suspended by themselves to the side of the bridge?




Date: 05/11/19 07:47
Re: Bridge ID question
Author: Ray_Murphy

mile250 Wrote:
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> Well this is weird. Why does the google image look
> like the tracks are now suspended by themselves to
> the side of the bridge?

The software is always merging sequential images made during a satellite pass, and the more vertical variation there is in the images, the more screwed up things like railway and highway bridges can look.

Ray 



Date: 05/11/19 08:19
Re: Bridge ID question
Author: tq-07fan

Here is what it looks like from on the Kiwi Rail passenger train. October 17 2016

Jim




Date: 05/11/19 09:01
Re: Bridge ID question
Author: CM80-46

One more place on the bucket list when I retire!
CM80.46



Date: 05/11/19 12:35
Re: Bridge ID question
Author: mile250

Thanks, Ray. Good to know. I'll remind my students not to believe everything they see on the interwebs. I was aware of distortion as the area photographed gets farther from directly below the aircraft (or satellite), but I had never seen displacement this extreme before. It looks like the software peeled the superstructure off the supporting columns and draped it in midair, almost like the road label strips that appear on some roads in Google's sat images.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/11/19 12:37 by mile250.



Date: 05/11/19 21:46
Re: Bridge ID question
Author: Utahfannz

That is the South Rangitikei Viaduct, between Utiku and Mangaweka replacing an old section of track which included 6 tunnels closed with the opening of the new deviation on 18Nov 1981



Date: 05/12/19 17:12
Re: Bridge ID question
Author: PHall

Wonder how well it handles earthquakes?



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