A colorised photo showing that at the time there was no development north of the Pauatahanui inlet and those travelling by road to Kapiti had to follow it to get onto the Paekakariki Hill Road.
The road bridge was built in 1936 as part of the 1940 Centennial Highway project and at the same time a new double-track railway bridge was built on the west side of this one.
The Paremata Road Bridge was actually opened on the third of October, 1936. You can read about the opening of the bridge and the history of the project in the link below.
Jenny Morrison said:
So wonderful to see this. such a beautiful place to grow up xx