Cars crossing Auckland Harbour Bridge after official opening - Photograph taken by Olaf Petersen

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30 May 1959
Petersen, Olaf, 1915-1994

View of Auckland Harbour Bridge, taken from Point Erin Park on the Curran Street approach end, showing various cars and automobiles crossing to celebrate the official opening. Photograph taken on 31 May 1959, by Olaf Petersen for the Free Lance.

Inscriptions: Verso - top centre - Bridge opening. Traffic flows over the bridge 1/2 an hour after the opening on Saturday afternoon. This view is from [del: the Curran St approach] Pt Erin Park, on the Curran St end of the approaches.; Verso - bottom centre - Photo: O Petersen Swanson; Verso - bottom centre - HUNDREDS OF CARS poured over the bridge within minutes of the opening. This view, half an hour after the opening, is from the Curran Street approach. [pasted caption from original publication]; Verso - centre left - Published 10 Jun 1959 p 22 p [publication date stamp]; Verso - centre - O Petersen / Swanson / Phone 671M HEND [Photographer's stamp]

Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).

Physical Description: Silver gelatin print 21.5 x 16.5 cm

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1 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs, Silver gelatin print 21.5 x 16.5 cm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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