6 episodes

The journey to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge would take almost 100 years. In this 5-part series, travel through history to experience the story of realising a city’s dream. The  building of the bridge was a modern marvel of its time; a feat uniting Sydney.

The Bridge State Library of New South Wales

    • Government
    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

The journey to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge would take almost 100 years. In this 5-part series, travel through history to experience the story of realising a city’s dream. The  building of the bridge was a modern marvel of its time; a feat uniting Sydney.

    TRAILER: The Gatherings Order

    TRAILER: The Gatherings Order

    In 1918-19 an influenza pandemic took an estimated 15,000 Australian lives, and millions more around the world. One hundred years on, as we grapple with COVID-19, this five-part series rakes through the archives of the State Library of NSW with historians, public health experts and scientists to trace the path of the 1918-19 pandemic. An eerily familiar story of loss, resilience and discovery in a world turned upside down.

    • 1 min
    Episode Five: A Bridge to the World

    Episode Five: A Bridge to the World

    The Sydney Harbour Bridge is more than a harbour crossing. It’s a place of celebration, protest, adventure and inspiration.

    • 14 min
    Episode Four: Symphony in Steel

    Episode Four: Symphony in Steel

    The opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on 19 March 1932 was shared by a million people. Although it was a celebration, it was not without politics and drama.

    • 15 min
    Episode Three: Six Million Rivets

    Episode Three: Six Million Rivets

    Building the Harbour Bridge was no easy feat, taking over 8 years, 6 million hand-driven rivets, 1400 labourers and the lives of 16 people.

    • 17 min
    Episode Two: Visions for a Bridge

    Episode Two: Visions for a Bridge

    Floating bridges, swing bridges, span bridges, subaqueous bridges, even filling in the harbour were all proposals to join a growing city.

    • 15 min
    Episode One: A City Divided

    Episode One: A City Divided

    An ever-expanding colonial city in need of a harbour crossing that would take 100 years to realise.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Stale Gherkin ,

Amazing

This podcast is almost too good. The Bridge itself has so many stories to tell, I just hope the keep making more!!!!

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