Digital Photograph: Red brick fence

Sarah Murray
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06 Sep 2010
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 6 September 2010 showing earthquake damage to a red brick fence on Bealey Avenue.
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Unreinforced brick masonry was particularly susceptible to damage during the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes. Walls and fences constructed from on many properties were shaken loose causing piles of rubble to litter sidewalks, and gaps in the walls of many houses. This photograph shows the remnants of a red brick fence on Bealey Avenue in central Christchurch.
As well as damage to buildings many smaller structures such as fences and sheds were damaged or destroyed by the Canterbury earthquakes. Most of these were not covered by the earthquake cover provided by the Earthquake Commission (EQC). This has meant that funding to repair them has depended on the wording of individual insurance policies held by property owners. Piles of bricks next to tumbled fences and walls was common throughout Christchurch for many months following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
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