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THE NEW BARRACK-SIVlî'.ET
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Judging ny tue progress being mad« with the erection of the temporary bridge over the railway at Barrack» street, and a little, to the east of the present bridge, the new permanent structure should be commenced POOH. In the construction of the temporary I bridge, economy is being carefully stud-
ied, although due regard is being paid to efficiency. It, will be 33ft. wide, with > a footpath 8ft. wide on the west side.. Tile plan for the new bridge provides for a combination of the straight and skew bridges, the portion from Welling- ton-street to about half-way across be-
ing ttraight. From this point it is tak-. en to the left on the skew, to Beaufort street, and on the right fau-sb a ped. . gi v-. ing an easy approach towards Stirling street. Tho new bridge will be 66ft.
wide, measured between the balustrad-. ing, and will be i« true alignment with'
and of the same width as Barrack-, street. The width of the roadway witt, be 46ft.. aa against 25ft. on the pre-; sent bridge.. The structure will be of an attractive appearance, and will lie an ornament to the city« the style being a free treatment of fienaissance. The' work, which is estimated to coBfc' £18,000. will be carried out by Mr. Wv Dartnall. M.Ï.C.E., Chief Engineer of Existing Lines, and will, ii is anticipat ! ed, be completed before the close of thai I present year.