April 2000 the South East Pylon closed to the public so that
the Roads & Traffic Authority and BridgeClimb could commence
work for the installation of a new exhibition - Proud Arch.
that year in November 2000 the South East Pylon Lookout opens
to the public with a landmark exhibition celebrating the Proud
Arch. The exhibition included the glass direction finder in
the observation level of the lookout, and the acquisition of
important heritage items such as Bradfield Museum artefacts.
Proud Arch tells the story of J.J.C. Bradfield, Chief Engineer
of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and his achievement.