A proposed alternative Sydney Harbour Bridge

"Proposed Cantilever Arch Bridge Across Sydney Harbour (Alternative B2)"

This design is from series NRS 17137 which consists of four Perspective Drawings by Cyril A Farey. They were submitted as part of the winning tender for the Sydney Harbour Bridge construction by Dorman, Long & Company in January 1924.

The watercolour drawings are dated "1923", and show varieties of proposed arch and cantilever designs including pylons and approaches from each side of the Harbour, all however show inconsistencies with the bridge "as built". The Drawings are embellished with ships and ferries crossing the harbour or sailing beneath the bridge span, trains crossing the bridge, public foreshore areas and surrounding structures, and city buildings. 

Digital ID:  17137_a129_000003


Q: What else can I find on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in your collection?

A: Have a look at the resources we hold including guides, indexes, stories and Digitised photo albums »

This content is maintained by Engagement & Access Service (EAS). If you have any queries or feedback about this content please contact EAS.