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official opening of the sydney harbour bridge

  • approval of engineers to begin

    In 1922, the goverment finally approved the construction of Sydney's bridge.
  • Construction beginning

    The official ceremony to mark the "turning of the first sod" occurred on 28 July 1923, on the spot at Milsons Point on the north shore where two workshops to assist in building the bridge were to be constructed
  • 3 events during construction

    On 20 August 1930 the joining of the arches was celebrated by flying the flags of Australia and the United Kingdom (Australia at the time being very much part of the British Commonwealth) from the jibs of the creeper cranes
  • Official opening

    The bridge was formally opened on Saturday 19 March 1932.