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From the Stacks - Archive of the Month
The Taumarunui County Council was formed in 1956 from the amalgamation of the Ohura, Kaitieke Counties and an older Taumarunui County. Over 1960-1965 the County did a survey of all the bridges in their area. The map below provides a useful visual aid of the location of these bridges. The photographs taken during the survey were compiled into an album and this is available online here: http://archivescentral.org.nz/ruapehu_dc/documents/show/649-taumarunui-county-bridges-as-they-were-1960-65.