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Author
West, David; Acton, Karina; Crompton, Rachael; Sampaga, Eleanor; Treadgold, Fiona
Title
Conserving the Sydney Harbour Bridge arch maintenance units
In
16th Engineering Heritage Australia Conference: Conserving Our Heritage - Make a Difference!
Imprint
Engineers Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2011, pp. 524-536
ISBN/ISSN
9780858258877
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=896371643276452;res=IELENG
Abstract

The original Sydney Harbour Bridge Arch Maintenance Units (AMU) are engineering marvels inextricably bound to a national icon. Yet following decommissioning from the Bridge in 1997, they were neglected, and by 2005, were in poor condition. This paper discusses the process of conserving the AMUs, and the various challenges, constraints and opportunities encountered. Identification of the appropriate conservation approach and methodology was guided by the requirements of the various stakeholders, who included the client, communities and large collecting institutions. In addition to these factors, the approach was affected by the need to consider statutory requirements for the treatment of significant items, the retention of materials considered hazardous, and the challenges in lifting, transport and storage for a large-scale industrial movable heritage item.

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