Building the Auckland Harbour Bridge
Take a look at a video posted by The New Zealand Herald about the building of the Auckland Harbour Bridge in the 50’s. Around 180 skilled workmen were brought out from England in 1955 to supplement the local workforce, still recovering from World War II losses. The bridge’s workforce eventually reached 1000 men, on a job that took four years to complete. Even on opening day, May 30, 1959, the numbers were impressive. To feed the 1000 invited guests at the buffet luncheon required 3600 oysters, 25 large hams and 100 crayfish.