Anzac Bridge and Digger Statues

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Description

The Anzac Bridge, formally known as the Glebe Island Bridge, was completed in 1995. With a span of 345 metres, it is the longest cable-stayed bridge in Australia.

In a ceremony on Remembrance Day 1998, it officially became known as the Anzac Bridge and is a fitting memorial to members from both sides of the Tasman who formed the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, known as the ANZACs.

In recognition of the historic partnership, the Australian flag flies from the east pylon (city end) and the New Zealand flag from the west pylon.

A New Zealand born artist, Alan Somerville, sculpted the 4 metre high bronze First World War Digger (Australian soldier) featured at the west end of the bridge. The sculpture was dedicated on Anzac Day 2000.

Inscription

Plaque at base Digger statue

[Coat-of-arms of Australia, New Zealand, and the state of New South Wales, and the RSL badge]

Anzac Memorial

was officially unveiled by

the Honourable Bob Carr MP
Premier of New South Wales

Mr G. E. (Rusty) Priest AM
State President
RSL of Australia (NSW Branch)

on

Anzac Day 25 April 2000

in the presence of

Mr C E Mance
A WWI Veteran

Ms Priscilla Williams
Consul-General of New Zealand.

Address
Anzac Bridge Sydney
M4 Western Distributor Freeway
Glebe Island NSW 2009
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Bridge
  • Statue/sculpture/artwork
Recorded by
Roads and Traffic Authority NSW
Established date
1995
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
1998-11-11
Dedication date
11 November 1998
Conflict/s
  • All conflicts

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