ANZAC MEMORIAL - ANZAC Bridge and Digger Statue

Description: 

The ANZAC Bridge, formally known as the Glebe Island Bridge, was completed in 1996.

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 - the ANZACs.

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

A New Zealand born artist, Alan Somerville, sculptured the 4 metre high bronze World War One Digger (Australian soldier) featured at the west end of the bridge, dedicated on ANZAC Day 2000.

 

Inscription: 

 

Plaque at the base of the statue of the Digger reads:

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

 

The plaque includes the coat-of-arms for Australia, New Zealand, and the state of New South Wales, accompanied, at far right, by the RSL badge.

 

Dedication: 

1998-11-11 00:00:00.0
 

War: 

All wars
 
Roads and Traffic Authority NSWRoads and Traffic Authority NSWRoads and Traffic Authority NSW
 

Recorded By: 

Roads and Traffic Authority NSW
 

Established: 

1998
 

Location / Surrounding Area: 

Memorial Location
 

Address Data: 

Anzac Bridge Sydney
M4 Western Distributor Freeway
Sydney NSW 2000
 
 

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