Continuing from the previous article of this series about the Gowanbridge-Murchison section of the railway (which was only ever construction and never ran for any public services).
Coming up from Owen River as the road rounds the Rait Road junction there is another small bridge or culvert under the railway line.
This is Owen Junction, the railway went further out to towards the Buller River to avoid climbing the terraces.
Closeup of the Granity Creek works. The soil from the cutting north side of the bridge was used to build the embankment which still stands beside the highway today.
Granity Creek as seen in a 1943 aerial photo. This suggests the reuse of the cutting for the highway was underway by this time.
Rait Road with the small bridge or culvert under the former track bed.