Sydney Harbour Bridge

On This Day

19 Jan 1932 - first train across Sydney Harbour Bridge

On 19 January 1932 the first train crossed the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Man digging a hole in front of a crowd of onlookers

28 Jul 1923 Sydney Harbour Bridge construction began

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

Image of a partly constructed bridge with workers standing on steel girders high above the harbour.

Bridging Sydney

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

Colour illustration of man.

John Bradfield

John Bradfield is known as the father of modern Sydney, largely because of the role he played in overseeing the design and construction of an Australian icon, the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Image of a partly constructed bridge with workers standing on steel girders high above the harbour.
On This Day

The two halves of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

On 19 August 1930 at 10pm the two halves of the Sydney Harbour Bridge were joined

Embroidered flag in several colours.

Unfurling Sydney’s radical past

An intriguing acquisition sheds light on the political turmoil of the 1930s and the bungled opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge