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From Engineering Heritage New South Wales

Welcome to the Engineering Heritage wiki website for New South Wales. This website has been created by Engineering Heritage Sydney (EHS) and Engineering Heritage Newcastle (EHN) to capture the engineering achievements of New South Wales, through its people, eras, regions and engineering themes.

EHS and EHN’s mission is to ensure New South Wales' engineering history and heritage is widely valued and appropriately conserved. History and heritage are important not only for interesting stories, but also to provide guidance for the future.

“The highest plane of engineering science can only be attained by the perfect blending of the utility of material things with the beauty of spiritual things and esteemed will be the work of the engineer whose life is so influenced.” JJC Bradfield.

Only by understanding what happened in the engineering world in the past can we hope to navigate a way to a successful future. Engineering heritage may be movable or immovable, tangible or intangible. Engineering Heritage Australia uses a set of Engineering Heritage Themes and Categories to present the engineering heritage story. To view them Click on this link

Engineering Timeline has a summary of the development of key Engineering Themes in NSW such as infrastructure, mining, railways, energy, etc.

Places by Region highlights some of the places around New South Wales with an engineering story.

A decade long celebration of the Sydney Harbour Bridge centenary (2022-2032).

The Sydney Harbour Bridge opened in 1932, but by then then the arch and its road and rail approaches had been under construction for ten years. Click on this link Sydney's Transport Revolution to follow the journey based on more than 4,000 surviving pictures of the work. Progress will be updated every month with stories of significant steps in the path, the personalities as well as quirky, often overlooked, parts of the immense task. Much of the story has been told and retold again and again, but there is more, especially when looked at with an engineer’s eye.

Photo 1: A ‘birds-eye’ view of the bridge and its approaches
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