Sydney Harbour Bridge turns 90

Weighing in at 52,800 tonnes and held fast by six million hand-driven rivets, Sydney Harbour Bridge officially opened for business in the midst of the Great Depression on Saturday, March 19, 1932.

Outfitted in full military uniform, Francis Edward de Groot infamously gate-crashed the occasion, swooping in on horseback and slashing with a sword the ceremonial ribbon about to be cut by NSW Premier Jack Lang.


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