The Sydney Harbour Bridge construction was started in 1924 by English firm Dorman Long and Co of Middlesbrough. It is the world's largest steel arch bridge with the top of the bridge standing 134 metres above the harbour. Over 53,000 tonnes of steel were used in its construction. with total costs of labour and materials topping £4.2 million. It was opened on 19 March 1932 by the NSW Premier, the Honourable John T. Lang.
The Sydney Opera House is situated on the famous Sydney Harbour at Bennelong Point. Designed by Jurn Utzon and constructed under controversy, it was opened in October 1973. In the late 1950s the New South Wales Government started the Opera House Lottery to help finance the construction of the Sydney Opera House. The construction experienced huge cost over runs.
Parliament House is situated on Capital Hill just South of Lake Burley Griffin. Designed by Romaldo Gieurgola, an Italian, and built in 1988 costing well over one billion dollars it is is situated in line with Old Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and Mt. Ainslie. Many areas are open to public viewing with regular free tours each day. Ring to verify times.
Old Parliament House can be found between the New Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin. Although it was initially built as a temporary parliament house, government stayed there from 1927 right up until 1988. The building was opened 9 May 1927 by the Duke and Duchess of York. Old Parliament House saw seven changes of government in it's time with the Whitlam era, being the most tumultuous.
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