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Extent of other infrastructure damage

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There are about 600 retaining walls in Christchurch. A large percentage of Lyttelton walls are damaged, from slight to severe. We've determined that about 150 walls in Lyttelton need repairing. The total rebuilding cost is likely to be tens of millions of dollars. Unfortunately, very little of this work will be covered by insurance or there is a very low level of coverage.

Square concrete blocks support the ground where a wall has collapsed

A wall that has collapsed now has its load temporarily held by concrete blocks.

12 kilometres of stopbanks by the Avon River were weakened in some way. 5 kilometres, all within CERA's residential red zone, failed to stop water from the river banks. The Avon River was the only waterway where stopbanks were properly damaged.