2021 Issue 23 - National Heritage Australia - Sydney Harbour Bridge PNC with Royal Australian Mint $1 'S' Sydney -
limited to 6,500
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is recognised around the world as one of Australia's iconic landmarks. Linking the central business district and the North Shores, it carries road traffic, trains on the suburban rail network, pedestrians & cyclists. The steel arch design took almost eight years to build in a remarkable feat of modern engineering. Construction commenced in 1924. The arch was built out progressively from each shore and was joined successfully on the night of the 19th August 1930. Over the next 18 months, the steel decking was hung from the arch and the roadway completed. The four decorative pylons at each end of the bridge, made of concrete and faced with granite were transported to the site by three purpose-built ships. The official opening took place on Saturday 19th March 1932, a momentous event that drew great crowds. The Bridge is one of the largest single-arch steel bridges in the world. In 2007, the Sydney Harbour Bridge was inscribed on the National Heritage List as an important economic and industrial feat in Australia's history, a pivotal step in the development of modern Sydney & a symbol of aspirations of the nation.