Sydney Harbour Preservation
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The idea for The Sydney Harbour Bridge came as early as 1815 although it wasn't until 1922 that the bridge was commissioned to be built. This was during the Great Depression. It provided work for approximately 1400 men. It took eight years, six million hand driven rivets and 5,300 tonnes of steel to construct the bridge.
On the 19th of March, 1932, the Bridge was opened by the NSW Premier. Unfortunately for Lang, before he had the chance to open the bridge, Captain Francis De Groot rode his horse towards the rope and slashed it with his sword.
The harbour bridge…
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