SCREENING Constructing Australia: The Bridge

Event Information

When
  • 9 Oct 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Where
  • Mitchell Theatre at Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA) 280 Pitt Street
  • Sydney 2000
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: FREE SCREENING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Contact

Constructing Australia: The Bridge (2007), 55mins

The Bridge locates the story of the Sydney Harbour Bridge – its design and construction – in its proper historical context. By any measure, the Bridge’s construction was a masterpiece of technological innovation, its completion became wrapped up with a significant moment in Australian history, a time of acute political and economic instability brought on by the 1929 Great Depression.

But beyond an extraordinary ‘nuts and bolts’ engineering tale, The Bridge is also a thrilling emotional drama, and a tribute to Australia’s coming of age as a modern nation.

 

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