Marlborough Express Photographs From August 1957
Murphy's Creek proves defiant

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Record 40/223
Copyright The Marlborough Express Newspaper Co. Ltd
Collection Marlborough Express Negatives
Description Newspaper image from Negative number 35, referenced to scrapbook 1 - No.1 to 641, 23.7.57 to 28.8.57 - and published in The Marlborough Express Wednesday September 4, 1957, page 4.

"Holding Murphy's Creek in a diversion channel while a concrete culvert is built to replace the old wooden bridge at Churchward's is proving a more difficult task than expected. The contractors, T.H. Barnes & Co., have put in sheet piling - strong tongue-and-groove timber dams - to hold the water away from the course of the new culvert, but the creek defies efforts to pump the sealed area out. The water wells up through springs in the creek bed as quickly as the four pumps, operating continuously, suck it out. A 10-inch sludge pump is being brought to the job from the West Coast in an endeavour to beat the inflow. Meanwhile, the contractors are working on excavations at the top end of the culvert site. This photograph shows the timber dam walls, looking downstream from the old bridge's deck."
Year Range from 1957
Object ID MEX0.900.0033A
Object Name Newspaper
Place Marlborough
Studio The Marlborough Express Newspaper Co. Ltd
Title Murphy's Creek proves defiant
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Last modified on: April 12, 2013