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Preserving Pyrmont Bridge

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At 120 years old the Pyrmont Bridge is the oldest surviving, still-operating electric swing bridge in the world. That’s right, still operating! This your chance to see the bridge in action and learn about its history, what it takes to preserve it and the $23M restoration project that is currently underway.

Join us for an inspiring evening at the Australian National Maritime Museum with presentations from Dr Wayne Johnson (Industrial Archaeologist, Place Management NSW), David Glasson (Pyrmont Bridge Maintenance, Property NSW) and Max Panafieu (Project Manager, Marine and Civil Maintenance).

After the formalities we will move up to Pyrmont Bridge itself to witness its opening and then venture on to the Pyrmont Bridge Hotel for drinks and finger food.

This event is organised through the NSW Division of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM).

Event details:

  • Thursday the 30th of March 2023
  • Doors open 5.40pm and event begins at 6pm
  • The Terrace Room, Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney (access is through the museum’s front entrance)
    • Gold coin donation on arrival
    • Finger food provided and drinks for purchase after the event
    • Places are limited so book your tickets ASAP (before Tuesday the 28th of March)
    • Any questions or queries, please contact Nick Flood at

    We hope to see you there!

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