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The Sydney Harbour Bridge - A Life (Paperback, 75th) Loot Price: R471
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The Sydney Harbour Bridge - A Life (Paperback, 75th): Peter Spearritt

The Sydney Harbour Bridge - A Life (Paperback, 75th)

Peter Spearritt

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This title pulls together an extraordinary collection of images, including famous paintings and photographs and lesser-known drawings, not to mention lots of humorous memorabilia. It presents a celebratory history of the people who argued about where the bridge should go, those who designed and built the bridge and the Sydneysiders who use it every day. It shows that the bridge is a part of Sydney's history and the central focus of Sydney's parties - including the Bicentennial celebrations, New Year's Eve celebrations, Olympics. The bridge has been closed to traffic so that pedestrians could cross it when it opened in 1932, for the 50th anniversary and for the Reconciliation March in 2000. The people of Sydney will have the chance to walk across the bridge in March 2007 for the 75th anniversary. Title will be supported by a full national media campaign. On 19 March 1932, after nine years' planning and building, more than a million Australians crossed the newly opened Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest arch bridge in the world. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It tells the extraordinary story of its design and construction and how it became a much-loved feature of the city, from the time of De Groot cutting the official ribbon when it opened, to spectacular fireworks and bridge-climbers today.

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Imprint: Unsw Press
Country of origin: Australia
Release date: February 2007
First published: August 2007
Authors: Peter Spearritt
Dimensions: 240 x 240 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Edition: 75th
ISBN-13: 978-0-86840-925-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Professional & Technical > Civil engineering, surveying & building
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Professional & Technical > Civil engineering, surveying & building > Structural engineering
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Professional & Technical > Civil engineering, surveying & building > Structural engineering > Bridges
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 0-86840-925-1
Barcode: 9780868409252

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