'...clear, concise and vibrant history takes the reader on the journey from 19th-century dreams to 20th-century reality.' - Troy Lennon, Daily Telegraph

On 19 March 1932, after nine years of 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 Spearitt's biography of the Bridge celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in March 2012. It tells the extraordinary story of the Bridge's design and construction, the drama of its official opening, and the way it has taken a central place in Sydney's celebrations and become a much-loved symbol of the city. The Bridge has inspired great art and drawn visitors from all over the world to marvel and climb it, yet it is so familiar that Sydneysiders refer to it endearingly as 'the coathanger'.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrates not only a magnificent structure, but the people who use it.



ISBN: 9781742233086
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Edition: Revised edition
Publication Date: 1 Oct 2011
Publisher: UNSW Press
Publication City, Country: Sydney, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 24(H) x 24(L) x 1.3(W)
Weight (gm): 699



"A finely illustrated, lucid account of the Sydney Harbour Bridge." --"Canberra Times"
"A love affair with a bridge may seem a little unusual, but here it results in a fine picture book accompanied by a well-written text ... this book is a must to show any visitor who asks about the Bridge." --"Australian Studies" journal


Author Biography

Peter Spearritt is a leading historian, the former executive director of the Brisbane Institute, and a current professor at the University of Queensland. He has published more than 20 books, including "Australians and the Monarchy, Electrifying Sydney, Sydney's Century: A History, Holiday Business: Tourism in Australia since 1870, " and "Trading Places: Australian Travel Posters."
The Sydney Harbour Bridge (Revised edition)

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