28 Jul 1923 - SHB construction began

#OnThisDay 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.

Celebrating the Sydney Harbour Bridge

A video montage of the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the photo series NRS 12865 (listed here)


From the Collection

Browse the complete series Sydney Harbour Bridge photographic albums (NRS 12685)

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