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The Bridge

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The journey to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge would take almost 100 years. In this 5-part series, travel through history to experience the story of realising a city’s dream. The  building of the bridge was a modern marvel of its time; a feat uniting Sydney.

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Episode Five: A Bridge to the World

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is more than a harbour crossing. It’s a place of celebration, protest, adventure and inspiration.

14 MIN2018 OCT 11
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Episode Five: A Bridge to the World

Episode Four: Symphony in Steel

The opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on 19 March 1932 was shared by a million people. Although it was a celebration, it was not without politics and drama.

15 MIN2018 OCT 3
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Episode Four: Symphony in Steel

Episode Three: Six Million Rivets

Building the Harbour Bridge was no easy feat, taking over 8 years, 6 million hand-driven rivets, 1400 labourers and the lives of 16 people.

17 MIN2018 SEP 20
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Episode Three: Six Million Rivets

Episode Two: Visions for a Bridge

Floating bridges, swing bridges, span bridges, subaqueous bridges, even filling in the harbour were all proposals to join a growing city.

15 MIN2018 SEP 12
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Episode Two: Visions for a Bridge

Episode One: A City Divided

An ever-expanding colonial city in need of a harbour crossing that would take 100 years to realise.

13 MIN2018 AUG 30
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Episode One: A City Divided
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Latest Episodes

Episode Five: A Bridge to the World

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is more than a harbour crossing. It’s a place of celebration, protest, adventure and inspiration.

14 MIN2018 OCT 11
Comments
Episode Five: A Bridge to the World

Episode Four: Symphony in Steel

The opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on 19 March 1932 was shared by a million people. Although it was a celebration, it was not without politics and drama.

15 MIN2018 OCT 3
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Episode Four: Symphony in Steel

Episode Three: Six Million Rivets

Building the Harbour Bridge was no easy feat, taking over 8 years, 6 million hand-driven rivets, 1400 labourers and the lives of 16 people.

17 MIN2018 SEP 20
Comments
Episode Three: Six Million Rivets

Episode Two: Visions for a Bridge

Floating bridges, swing bridges, span bridges, subaqueous bridges, even filling in the harbour were all proposals to join a growing city.

15 MIN2018 SEP 12
Comments
Episode Two: Visions for a Bridge

Episode One: A City Divided

An ever-expanding colonial city in need of a harbour crossing that would take 100 years to realise.

13 MIN2018 AUG 30
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Episode One: A City Divided
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