- Past and future of the department - written by Professor Roderick in 1978
- 100 years of testing - written by Professor Trahair in 1981
- Challis bequest
- Peter Nicol Russell bequest
- History of the faculty
- History of the University
- Former Professors
Celebrating 125 Years of Engineering Education in 2008
In 2008 the Faculty of Engineering celebrated one hundred and twenty five years of engineering education, our quasquicentenary.
What has happened in Engineering in Sydney since then?
Civil Engineering has made Sydney what it is today. The main symbols of Sydney, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, are representative of the achievements of both engineers and all Sydneysiders. Since 1882, The University of Sydney has been producing civil engineers who continue to provide the essential infrastructure and environmental solutions for Sydney today and tomorrow.
In that time, Civil Engineers have made our city what it is today. Join us in a journey through each decade since 1882 and try to imagine Sydney without these essential projects.
Thanks to Ian Bowie for providing some of this information
1887: Upper Nepean water supply scheme, including Prospect Reservoir, relieves Sydney's severe water problems.
1892: Northbridge Suspension Bridge, designed by Professor W.H.Warren and J.E.F. Coyle, was Australia's longest span for forty years.
1902: The new Pyrmont Bridge was one of the first in the world to be driven by electricity and one of the fastest in operation.
1913: Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf was the largest timber wharf in the world and it completed a programme of expansion and reconstruction of Sydney's port facilities.
1926: The City Railway to St James Station: the first extension of a suburban line from Central Station into the CBD.
1932: Sydney Harbour Bridge opened. JJC Bradfield, inspirational engineer and designer of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a Sydney Civil Engineering graduate.
1945/6: Peat's Ferry road bridge and replacement railway bridge over the Hawkesbury River opened.
1958: The Cahill Expressway. In addition to providing a northern bypass to Sydney's CBD, the Cahill Expressway structure carries a rail line to complete to complete the City Circle loop.
Warragamba Dam: Opened 1960
1964: Gladesville Bridge was the longest concrete arch span in the world for sixteen years.
Sydney Opera House: Opened 1973
1981: Sydney Tower and Centrepoint project completed.
1995: Anzac Bridge: Thiry-four University of Sydney graduates participated in the various stages of design and construction of the Anzac Bridge, Australia's largest cable-stayed bridge.
1999: Stadium Australia: Sydney academic Dr Graeme Wood and Wind Engineering Services were the official "wind engineers" of the 2000 Olympic Games. Their innovative approach to calculating wind loads on the Stadium Australia roof, saved millions of dollars in steel costs in the roof design.
2006: M7 Western Sydney orbital motorway opened.
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