SCREENING Constructing Australia: The Bridge
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.