Author(s): Peter Lalor
The definitive story of the Sydney Harbour Bridge - a structure that has become a national icon. This is the epic story of the most recognisable Australian symbol, the people who built it, political wrangling and incredible engineering feats.
Short-listed for APA Book Design Awards 2006 (Australia).
Peter Lalor is an award-winning author and journalist. Now a senior sports writer with The Australian, he has contributed articles to The Weekend Australian Magazine, Rolling Stone, Black + White Magazine, Luxury Travel and a number of books and international publications. In his two decades as a journalist he has covered numerous major stories including the Bali bombings, the Hoddle St massacre, the Tampa crisis, the Sydney and Athens Olympics and the Australian cricket team's 2004 tour of India. In 2002 his first book, Blood Stain, was published by Allen + Unwin. It became an instant bestseller and won the 2003 Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime Writing and is the subject of a Discovery Channel documentary.
Contents1. Closing the arch2. A bridge too far3. Bradfield's big plans4. The first sod5. Work starts6. The price of progress7. Tenders8. Building the bridge9. Characters and calamities10. Design controversy11. Lennie Gwyther's great adventure12. Lang robs the bank ... de Groot steals the show13. The people's bridge14. Bridge lives