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What the Sydney Harbour Bridge was supposed to look like

It could have been so very different.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is as iconic as Vegemite and the Sydney Opera House.
But it was never meant to look like it does today.
Back in the 1890s, the New South Wales government launched a competition to find the best design for the bridge.
By 1903, a winner had been chosen –Norman Selfe’s design which would turn Sydney into “the Queen City of the Southern Hemisphere.”
Image via State Library of New South Wales
But, unfortunately for Selfe, his design was scrapped when the government was ousted in 1904!
Sadly, he died in 1911 without ever receiving any prize money for the design.
Which version do you prefer – the bridge we have today or the one that could have been?
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