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Sydney Harbour bridge history

As you may have guessed I love history, at school it was one of my subjects. Guess what I am
Learning more now as I travel through the world. 
But starting from home one hour south of where I live on the Central Coast is the Sydney Harbour bridge. A stunning bridge and a real icon. 
If your looking for a perfect gift for someone with cancer this is the go. The views are absolutely amazing. I guess around the world everyone would know this bridge from the fireworks 💥 that do cover our 9 pm and midnight shows. Totally spectacular. New Year's Eve every year it's some kind of tribute to Australia. 
So want to know more? 
Me too here we go! 


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 Sydney Harbour Bridge construction, 
 started in 1924 and took 1,400 men eight years to build at a cost of 4.2 million. Six million hand driven rivets and 53,000 tonnes of steel were used in its construction. ... They were converted to road traffic when Sydney closed down its tram system in the 1950s.
During the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from 1923 – 1932 amazingly (and sadly) only 16 men died from bridge related work, of those 16, only 2 fell to their deaths from the bridge. 7. Vincent Kelly is the only known survivor of a fall from the bridge. Read more in BridgeClimb part 2.
1,149 m

Sydney Harbour Bridge/Total length
 In less than two years, on Tuesday the 19th August 1930, the two halves of the arch touched for the first time.

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On 19 January 1932 the first test train which was a steam locomotive, safely crossed the bridge.
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