Author(s): Peter Lalor
'... in world terms, that great arch defined Sydney and for the most part, Australia ...' - Hon. Paul Keating, former Prime Minister of AustraliaWhen it was finally opened in March 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge had taken almost nine years to complete at a cost of sixteen lives and more than six million pounds.
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