This aerial dates from 1979 and shows Caversham before the motorway. The railway coming from the right crosses South Road then enters Caversham station behind the old gas works. It then passes through a section of the suburb that barely exists today - the four overbridges crossing the railway cutting were built in the 1910s when the railway was doubled and realigned between Dunedin and Mosgiel. The construction of the motorway in the mid 1980s simply cut a wide swathe through above the railway cutting and as a result all the bridges were removed except for one converted to a footbridge, changing the streets into cul-de-sacs. The many vacant sections visible above the railway cutting suggest housing clearance was already underway in preparation for the motorway at that time. Towards the left the double track line can be seen passing under South Road and entering the tunnel, while the original single track alignment continues above South Road to reach the original tunnel which still exists today.