This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges.
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|1986 Te Rata (Berryman)|
|King Country, New Zealand (Retaruke River)|
|Principals:||New Zealand Army, John Armstrong|
|Status:||Collapsed, March 22, 1994|
|Main cables:||Wire (steel)|
- Collapsed under weight of a light truck driven by Kenneth Richards killing Richards. Built by the New Zealand Army for the Berryman family, the bridge's collapse precipitated a long legal battle between the Berrymans (on whose land the bridge was built), the Occupation Safety and Health Department (suing the Berrymans over Richards' death) and the Army (accused of concealing a report stating the bridge's collapse was partially due to a design flaw).
- Replaced Hayes - Retaruke, King Country, New Zealand.
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