Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Australia, Oceania, World

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Australia, Oceania, World


The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of Sydney, and Australia. The bridge is nicknamed "The Coathanger" because of its arch-based design.



Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Australia, Oceania, World

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Under the direction of Dr John Bradfield of the NSW Department of Public Works, the bridge was designed and built by British firm Dorman Long and Co Ltd of Middlesbrough and opened in 1932. The bridge's design was influenced by the Hell Gate Bridge in New York City. It is the sixth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world and the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 m (440 ft) from top to water level. It was also the world's widest long-span bridge, at 48.8 m (160 ft) wide, until construction of the new Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver was completed in 2012.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Australia, Oceania, World

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Australia, Oceania, World



Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Australia, Oceania, World

Source CC BY-SA 2.0 Romain Pontida

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33°51'8"S 151°12'39"E

-33.85222 151.21056

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