Many Aussie woke up today to celebrate a birthday, but they were not the only ones remembering a special day. Today on the 19th March 2012 the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge is celebrating its 80th birthday.
Much has changed during this period including the popular mode of transport and the cost to travel over the majestic bridge.
Here is a short article that appeared today in the Daily Telegraph online.
WHEN the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened in 1932 you could ride across on your horse for just 1c.
Eighty years later it will cost you up to $3 and riding your horse across the Bridge is illegal.
The Coathanger opened on March 19, 1932, to much fanfare after almost a decade of construction.
Since then traffic has risen from 11,000 vehicles a day to more than 160,000.
On Sunday (18th March) a 1930s-themed picnic will be held in Bradfield Park underneath the northern end of the Bridge to commemorate the milestone.
The party will feature vintage fashion parades, big bands and roving entertainment.
The event will be held between 9.30am and 2pm and there will be plenty to see and do.
It is interesting to ponder the many changes the have occurred on and around the Sydney Harbour Bridge, as well as the millions of people who have traveled across this world famous Australian icon since it was opened all of those decades ago.