Canterbury Earthquake

This was an example of how “dead” the roads got in the February earthquake.
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Dead Road Photographic


At the Low Volume Roads workshop Martin Gribble introduced himself by saying he takes a lot of photos of dead roads.  A subsequent speaker said he does the same so in his summing up David introduced the Dead Roads Photographic Society. Here is the website for the worst of the dead roads.  Please submit photos to and the best (worst) may make it on to this page.  Include a story about where you found the dead road as these may become a tourist attraction for other devotees of dead roads.  We may even resort to social media.

Calibration Strips

These are like “porn” to Dead Road Photgraphic Society members.  This one in the Wairarapa might have been “terminal” for a while.