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Blog post from Tuesday, 19 August, 2014

On this day, on Tuesday 19th August, 1930, the two halves of the Sydney Harbour Bridge arch were joined.

The arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was built in two halves cantilevering from each shore and tying each half back by steel cables that were anchored into U-shaped tunnels excavated into the sandstone rock. Construction of the two halves of the arch began late in 1928, and the two halves were properly joined around 10pm on 19 August 1930.

These photographs from the State Library of New South Wales collections, depict the arch finished, with the first of the hangers being hauled up from moored barge below.

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