Norman Selfe's Design
British-born Australian architect Norman Selfe came very close to being known as the man who designed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and it kinda sounds like old mate was actually done dirty. He submitted various designs for various competitions, coming second in 1900. In 1902 he won a second competition, however the bridge was never built due to an economic slowdown, which meant that and he couldn’t claim his prize money of £20,000 for further work he did on the designs. He submitted further plans in 1908, but city planners at the time favored a tunnel instead. Despite his design not being used, he was successful and well-regarded enough to have an area of the city – Normanhurst – named after him during his lifetime. We wonder how the New Year's Eve fireworks display would look when spread over three mini versions of the steel arch we know today?