Monday, 19 March 2012

Grand Old Lady Turns 80 Today

As a bus driver I just couldn't let today go by without mentioning about Sydney's Harbour Bridge - she turns 80 today.  I never get tired of driving over her all times of the day and night.

Known as the "Grand Old Dame" of Sydney, or more colloquially "The Coathanger", the bridge was officially opened to traffic on 19 March 1932, joining the harbour's northern and southern shores for the first time.

Around 14,000 workers played a role in erecting the bridge, which is now being crossed by 160,000 vehicles every weekday.

What were your first thoughts when you travelled over the bridge?

Hope these pics bring back some great memories . . . SuziQ

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