FREE MUSIC! 18 million songs. Over 450,000 artists. Free the Music and Share the Love with iHeartRadio.

LISTEN LIVE TO NEWSTALK ZB

Newstalk ZB

ON AIR NOW

Keep up with
Newstalk ZB

Follow Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Select region

Site Search

Search Search

Sydney's Harbour Bridge turns 80

Share |

International News | Sunday March 18 2012 11:28

Sydney's Harbour Bridge turns 80

Sydney's famous Harbour Bridge is celebrating 80 years today.

After years of proposals to link the city's south to its north, including a tunnel and a floating bridge, the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened to traffic on March 19, 1932.

To mark the birthday, a community day is being held, a day before the actual anniversary.

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

Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement
  • Power slowly being restored

  • Four-car crash in Kumeu kills one

  • Meetings to simmer Soviet crisis

  • Truck accident claims two men

  • Ex-cyclone Ita's impact felt nationwide

  • Hockey: Couzins in sight of significant milestone

  • Christchurch Weather

    12°
    Today
    Rain
    H:16° L:11°
    Click for More Weather
    More Weather

    The Republic of NZ

    Should New Zealand cut ties with the monarchy and become a republic?

    Vote Now

    View Results