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Plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge, also affectionately known as the 'Coathanger', was opened on March 19th 1932 by Premier Jack Lang, after six years of construction. Made of steel the bridge contains 6 million hand driven rivets. The surface area that requires painting is equal to about the surface area of 60 sports fields. The Bridge has huge hinges to absorb the expansion caused by the hot Sydney sun. You will see them on either side of the bridge at the footings of the Pylons.

 

Location

Address:Olympic Drive, Harbour Bridge Pylon, Bradfield Park, Milsons Point, 2061
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.849094
Long: 151.212334
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1932
Approx. Event End Date:1982

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 19th March, 1982
Front Inscription

This plaque was unveiled by the Premier of New South Wales Hon. NEVILL WRAN, Q.C., M.P. on 19th March, 1982 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge R.D. KEMPSHALL Town Clerk North Sydney Historical Society North Sydney Municipal Council

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