Posted by John Russell on October 28, 2016 
Nice capture Kevin. This is the only combined bridge of this type but I believe there is still another combined bridge still in use in the South Island. The combined wooden truss bridge over Arahura River on this line survived until 2009. There were many such bridges in New Zealand, including the original Rakaia bridge, NZ's longest at 1.7Km (over a mile long.)
Posted by John Russell on October 28, 2016 
This bridge will rail only once a new highway bridge is built (with construction tenders already called.)
Posted by James Burlington on October 28, 2016 
I'd be scared to death driving on this bridge.
Posted by Tom on October 28, 2016 
Cool ! Go for it !!
Posted by John Simpkins-Camp on October 28, 2016 
All that signage, and nothing to suggest oncoming trains?
Posted by John Russell on October 28, 2016 
There are crossing signs and warning signs on the road approaches. Speed limit for trains apparently just 10Km/h. For heavy road vehicles it is 20Km/h but apparently 100Km/h (60 MPH) for other road vehicles! There are just 2 trains a day on this line.
Posted by lancasterguy on October 28, 2016 
Like the train dodge in Stand By Me.
Posted by Thomas on October 29, 2016 
Locomotive engineer's nightmare!
Posted by Cameron Lochli on October 31, 2016 
There is a bridge like this in northern British Columbia, at the north end of the former BC Rail, just south of Fort Nelson. Very interesting operation.
Posted by Joey Bowman on November 1, 2016 
Bridge is apparently so weak that heavy vehicles must slow down, yet a train that weighs much more than a "vehicle" is allowed to cross?
Posted by John Russell on November 2, 2016 
Don't think there are issues with bridge structurally apart maybe from road decking which is being removed after highway bridge is built. In reality speed of road vehicles is lower than speed limit for odvious safety reasons.
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