1922 - 1932

Construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

JJC Bradfield was appointed as Chief Engineer for the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The four 89 metre high pylons are made of concrete, faced with granite, quarried near Moruya. Three ships were specifically built to carry the 18,000 cubic metres cut, dressed and numbered granite blocks, 300km north to Sydney. In July 1931 pylon construction advanced rapidly. As the carpenters completed the scaffold, concreters and masons set the masonry, then poured the concrete behind. The gangers built the steelwork in the pylon towers. The day labourers laboriously cleaned the granite with wire bushes. In January 1932 the masons set the last stone in the pylons & timber towers supporting the pylon cranes were removed.

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