You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Asbestos found on Sydney Harbour Bridge

AAP logoAAP 11/11/2016

A surprise cache of asbestos has been found on Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge during road works.

While workers were removing the northern toll booth they uncovered a small amount of asbestos under concrete road slaps thought to be installed in the 1950s, Roads Minister Duncan Gay said.

A qualified hygienist tested the asbestos and said it had low potential for airborne exposure, Mr Gay said.

Authorities will be checking where excess material removed from the site went and how it was disposed of as part of an investigation into the incident.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon