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1924 Sketch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge – northern approach

Sketch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge- northern approach
Dated: 1/4/1924
Digital ID: 12685_a007_a00704_8735000173r
Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions

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8 comments to 1924 Sketch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge – northern approach

  • TramSteve

    Love this sketch.

  • john cowper

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/27331537@N06] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/61271636@N05]
    Did you notice the name of the street heading east from the roudabout? I’ve marked it with a note … Warringah Highway! The Warringah Freeway which emerges here now was officially opened in 1968! I’m beginning to think Dr Bradfield was perhaps the greatest visionary ever to work for the NSW Public Service. Incredible!

  • pellethepoet

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncowper] Curiouser and curiouser …

  • john cowper

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/47201412@N02] I wonder if some public servant picked up Bradfield’s 1924 plans, dusted them off, and reworked them in the 1950s and 60s!

  • beachcomberaustralia

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncowper] Visionary or megalomaniac? I think if he had his way the whole city would be covered in expressways, railways, bridges, and wharves, with no room for houses, parks, and people. Sydney might have become as soulless as Los Angeles.

  • john cowper

    This map shows how the Warringah Higway would cut a swathe through Cremorne, and Mosman

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/state-records-nsw/6033441419/in/photostream/]

    The people of Manly-Warringah would have loved it, but I doubt if he would have any friends in Mosman!

  • john cowper

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/32162360@N00] He was probably a bit of both!

  • TramSteve

    I would love access to a microscope to make out all the intricate details on the fantastic sketch.

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