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200,000 Australians have celebrated the 75 th anniversary of the bridge

March 19 2007
16:05

During the 18 March, about 200 thousand people in festive hats and Australian flags in their hands marched through Sydney bridge.

This procession, they noted the 75 anniversary of the construction of this facility, known among the local population as a "hanger.

Road traffic on the bridge was blocked. A festive procession began to the sounds of the didgeridoo - a wind instrument in the form of a wooden or bamboo pipe length of about two meters.

Among the first people from the gay motley crowd, who have taken "tab" were De Hampel and Sue Griffiths from Shelharbora a hundred miles from Sydney.

"This is the biggest holiday, which I attended, but I miss a few," - said the 61-year-old De Hampel, who had a silver ribbon with the inscription "Happy Birthday". The man added: "This bridge - part of our lives, it is Sydney. I can not imagine the city without it."

The bridge was opened in March 1932. So far, between Australia and the UK there is debate about who actually developed the project "hangers.

The building is now the largest metal arch bridge in the world. Among the workers who participated in different years in the painting of the bridge, was the famous "Crocodile Dundee" Paul Hogan before gained fame in the TV show 1970. Tells Telegraph.

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