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Anzac Bridge and Digger Statues

Anzac Bridge and Digger Statues
Roads and Traffic Authority NSW
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Description / Background

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.


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)


Anzac Day 25 April 2000

in the presence of

Mr C E Mance

A WWI Veteran

Ms Priscilla Williams

Consul-General of New Zealand.

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Anzac Bridge Sydney
M4 Western Distributor Freeway
Glebe Island NSW 2009
Local Government Area
Sydney, City of
Memorial type
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Roads and Traffic Authority NSW
Year of construction
Dedication date
11 November 1998
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