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Author Spearritt, Peter.

Title The Sydney Harbour Bridge : a life / Peter Spearritt
Edition Revised edition
Published Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  624.22099441 Spe/Shb 2011  AVAILABLE
Description 175 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, plans ; 25 x 25 cm
Contents A harbour crossing -- The Bradfield plan for Sydney -- The arch that cut the skies -- The opening -- Blood on the pylons -- Paying and using -- Steel symphony -- Australia's icon
Summary On 19 March 1932, after nine years planning and building, more than a million Australians crossed the newly opened Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest arch bridge in the world. This revised edition of Peter Spearitts biography of the Bridge celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in March 2012. It tells the extraordinary story of the Bridges design and construction, the drama of its official opening, and the way it has taken a central place in Sydneys celebrations and become a much-loved symbol of the city
Analysis Australian
Social history (Australia)
Structural engineering & construction (Australia)
Notes First published: 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-171) and index
Subject Bradfield, J. J. C. (John Job Crew), 1867-1943.
Arch bridges -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Design and construction
Arch bridges -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney
Bridges -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.)
Bridges -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.)
Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.) -- History.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
ISBN 9781742233086 (paperback)