The 75th anniversary in 2007 of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was the inspiration for this major exhibition at the Museum of Sydney.

The bridge was one of the most significant engineering feats of its era and a powerful symbol of pride and hope. It had a dramatic impact on people’s lives, creating a new vision for Sydney, employment and scope for urban expansion, while also inspiring painters, poets and photographers.

Bridging Sydney brings together dramatic photographs and paintings with rare and previously unseen alternative bridge and tunnel proposals, plans and sketches in a celebration of the city’s much-loved icon.

16 December 2006 - 29 April 2007