28 Jul 1923 Sydney Harbour Bridge construction began

On this day 28 July 1923 construction began on the Sydney Harbour Bridge

On this day 28 July 1923 construction began on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The contractors set up two workshops at Milson's Point on the North Shore where the steel was fabricated into girders. The granite for the pylons was quarried near Moruya where about 250 workers and their families lived in a temporary settlement.

Premier Jack Lang opened the Harbour Bridge on the 19 March, 1932.

Source: Transport Roads and Waterways: Transport NSW. A short history of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

These images are from NRS-12685 - Sydney Harbour Bridge Photographic Albums

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Sydney Harbour Bridge guide

A brief history of the Sydney Harbour Bridge plus a select list of records relating to the design, construction and official opening ceremony. Also included is a list of records relating to the construction workers employed by the NSW Government

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The story of Sydney's Harbour Bridge unfolds like an epic tale. The proposals, planning materials, maps, photographs, artworks and contemporary written sources offer a wealth of information and fascinating insights into the history of Sydney

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