When was the Sydney Harbour Bridge Built – Years of Blood Sweat and Tears
Building the Sydney Harbour Bridge wasn’t easy. Sixteen men died whilst building the bridge, as accidents occurred often, due to the dangers of building the bridge.
An example would be the the job of the rivet cooker. This person had to throw red hot rivets to the rivet catchers, who caught these rivets in buckets and then hammered them into the bridge. Even though the work was dangerous, the harbour bridge workers received quite good wages and conditions for the time and although the unions were always a part of it there was very little industrial action in the eight years it took to complete.
When was the Sydney Harbour Bridge Built – 16 Men Die building this famous landmark
When was the Sydney Harbour Bridge Built – 1923-1932
Even though the Sydney Harbour Bridge was officially opened in 1932, it took many years to build. Construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge started on the 28th July, 1923 and took 9 years to build finishing on the 19th January, 1932 before being officially opened on 19th March 1932.