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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bridge information
Official nameSydney Harbour Bridge
CarriesTrains, Motor vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles
CrossesPort Jackson
LocaleSydney, Australia
DesignThrough arch bridge
Total length1149 m (3769.7 ft)
Width49 m (160.8 ft)
Height139 m (456 ft)
Longest span503 m (1650.3 ft)
Clearance below49 m (160.8 ft) at mid-span
Beginning date of construction28 July 1923
Completion date19 January 1932
Opened19 March 1932

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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 both Sydney and Australia. The bridge is locally nicknamed "The Coat Hanger" because of its arch-based design.. From the bridge you can see the Opera House

Under the directions of Dr J.J.C. Bradfield of the NSW Department of Public Works, the bridge was designed and built by English firm Dorman Long and Co Ltd of Middlesbrough, and opened in 1932. According to the Guinness World Records, it is the world's widest long-span bridge. It is also the fifth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world, and it is the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 m (439.6 ft) from top to water level. Until 1967 the Harbour Bridge was Sydney's tallest structure.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Video

150 dancers surprised sightseers on Sydney Harbour with a Dance-Off Flash Mob on Saturday May 1st. Organised by DJ Dan Murphy with two dance troupes led by Australia's favourite drag queens, JOYCE MAYNGE and DECODA SECRET. Thank you to all the volunteer dancers, camera-people and support crew! Want to be part of the next one? Join Rock Your Box: www.facebook.com SAY CHEESE Party Details: www.saycheeseparty.com.au UPDATE 7th May - Perez Hilton loves the video! http UPDATE 8th May - Video on Channel 7's Weekend Sunrise au.tv.yahoo.com UPDATE 9th May - Nelson Aspen tweets! twitter.com UPDATE 12th May - Dannii Minogue tweets & facebooks about her song being included! twitter.com ⢠Starring: Joyce Maynge & Decoda Secret www.facebook.com www.facebook.com ⢠Choreography: David Olsen ⢠Camera: Travis Conneeley Frankie Shin Lee Jenkins Mark Chisholm ⢠Editing: Simon Murray ⢠Direction & Music: Dan Murphy www.facebook.com ⢠Rehearsal Spaces - Thank You: Arq Nightclub & The Midnight Shift www.arqsydney.com.au www.themidnightshift.com ⢠Contact: rockyourbox@mac.com
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Check this thing out its the freakiest thing Ive ever seen! It looks like a mermaid or something. Me and my mate were out on the harbour near Luna Park when we saw it. Check out the tail on this thing, its got to be a mermaid or a mutant fish!
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2010 New Year's Firework at Harbour Bridge at Sydney (McMahons Point, North side) Happy New Year!
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Take a tour of beautiful Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay in New South Wales, Australia.
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Sydney Harbour reconstructed entirely out of Staples Stationery and Office Supplies. Featuring 2344 recycled sticky notes, 84 boxes of staples, 361 bulldog clips, 169 paperclips, 107 rubber bands, 132 coloured pencils and loads more.
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Philippe Petit the French high wire artist performing across the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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My appreciation of the Sydney Harbour Bridge translates to my very own replica inside the World of Minecraft! Tools: INVedit and my bare blocky hands (no other mods, yes I fell plenty times whilst making this) Music: Fiona Joy Hawkins: Cloud Chill Edited: Adobe Premiere Pro Game file: www.mediafire.com sunrise, sunset Harbour Bridge (in HD): www.youtube.com
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Recorded December 29, 2006. Sydney is the largest city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 4.3. It is the state capital of New South Wales. Sydney is situated on Australia's south-east coast. The city is built around Port Jackson, which includes Sydney Harbour, leading to the city's nickname, "the Harbour City". It is noted for the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, and its beaches. The metropolitan area is surrounded by national parks, and contains many bays, rivers and inlets. This video covers my first day in Australia as I take a walk from my hotel in the center of the city down to the harbour. During my walk I visit Hyde Park, Archibald Fountain, ANZAC War Memorial, Royal Botanic Gardens, Government House, Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge. From: timvp.com
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Michael Weatherly climbs the Sydney Harbour bridge.
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Techno music performed by an aboriginal with a didgeridoo at Circular Quay Sydney Harbour
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Sydney Harbour Bridge will close for weekend triathlon - Central News Magazine Tweet this news
Central News Magazine---Sydney Harbour Bridge- and some roads in Sydney's CBD will be closed on Sunday for an international triathlon. The ITU World Championship on 10 April includes a 1500m swim in Farm Cove, a 40km bike ride in the inner city and o - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 01:43:37 GMT+00:00
Ferries fare game for a free ride - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--MORE than 50 -Sydney- ferry services a day can be taken without passengers paying a cent after ticket sellers were removed on routes west of the -Harbour Bridge-. -Sydney- Ferries costs NSW taxpayers more than $90 million a year to - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 14:05:19 GMT+00:00
Nessie-like creature spotted in Sydney Harbour - The West Australian Tweet this news
The West Australian---Sydney- residents were left in fear after a 'Nessie-like' creature appeared in the waters near the -Harbour Bridge-, according to eyewitness accounts. Detective superintendent Harvey Edison said that many local police stati - Date : Fri, 01 Apr 2011 00:21:33 GMT+00:00
Lower key Handler taping Sydney shows - The West Australian Tweet this news
The West Australian--Oprah Winfrey got a big O on the -Harbour Bridge-, but there's been no such love for Chelsea Handler - although the US talk show host insists she's not jealous of missing out on her own big C. The controversial comedian is i - Date : Tue, 08 Mar 2011 08:00:38 GMT+00:00
Walk to `bridge' the gap for women around the globe - Cumberland Courier Newspapers Tweet this news
Cumberland Courier Newspapers--MORE than 250 people walked the -Sydney Harbour Bridge- on Tuesday morning, the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, to support Women for Women International. The organisation works with socially excluded wom - Date : Tue, 08 Mar 2011 06:33:32 GMT+00:00
Harbour Bridge bungy plan is just too far stretched - The Daily Telegraph Tweet this news
The Daily Telegraph--"The RTA receives proposals from time to time about potential uses of the -Sydney Harbour Bridge-," an RTA spokeswoman said. "Any proposal is assessed against a range of considerations, including infrastruct - Date : Sun, 06 Mar 2011 13:11:41 GMT+00:00
Discovering a great harbour - Warwick Daily News Tweet this news
Warwick Daily News--EVEN on this hazy Sunday morning, the -Harbour Bridge-, Opera House and skyscrapers flanking Centrepoint's tower are clearly visible between the trees. ... - Date : Tue, 11 Jan 2011 01:14:12 GMT+00:00
Army Goes Barmy, Sydney Harbour Bridge Ashes Eve - e-Travel Blackboard (press release) Tweet this news
e-Travel Blackboard (press release)--The Barmy Army descended upon -Sydney- on the eve of the Ashes at the SCG bringing their very own brand of madness to the summit of the -Harbour Bridge-. ... - Date : Wed, 05 Jan 2011 00:45:54 GMT+00:00
City of Sydney asks for feedback on Anzac Bridge and Sydney Harbour Bridge ... - StreetCorner Tweet this news
StreetCorner--The City of -Sydney- is looking to improve the safety on shared path on the ANZAC -Bridge- and is planning changes to the Southern exit off the -Harbour Bridge-. ... - Date : Fri, 07 Jan 2011 11:48:06 GMT+00:00
Australia could learn great deal from England, admits Clarke - Independent Tweet this news
Independent---...- not so much been thrown in the deep end as had both hands tied behind his back, weights attached to his feet and been heaved off -Sydney Harbour Bridge-. ... - Date : Sat, 08 Jan 2011 00:02:37 GMT+00:00

Road infrastructure in Sydney

Motorways / TollwaysEastern Distributor * M2 Hills Motorway * M4 Western Motorway * M5 South Western Motorway * Westlink M7
Freeways / ExpresswaysCahill Expressway * Gore Hill Freeway * Southern Cross Drive * Southern Freeway * M5 East * Sydney �Newcastle Freeway * Warringah Freeway * Western Distributor * General Holmes Drive
MetroadsMetroad 1 * Metroad 2 * Metroad 3 * Metroad 4 * Metroad 5 * Metroad 6 * Metroad 7 * Metroad 9 * Metroad 10
Bridges and TunnelsAnzac Bridge * Cross City Tunnel * Fig Tree Bridge * Gladesville Bridge * Iron Cove Bridge * Lane Cove Tunnel * Ryde Bridge * Spit Bridge * Sydney Harbour Bridge * Sydney Harbour Tunnel * Tarban Creek Bridge
Vehicle FerriesBerowra Waters * Lower Portland * Mortlake * Sackville * Webbs Creek * Wisemans
Conceptual PlansSydney Orbital Network * Sydney Bypasses (past, present and proposed)
OtherM4 East (proposed) * Marrickville Tunnel (proposed) * North Western Expressway (abandoned) * F3 to Sydney Orbital (proposed) * F6 to Marrickville Tunnel (proposed)
CategoriesStreets in Sydney * Highways in Sydney
OperatorsRoads and Traffic Authority * Connector Motorways * Transurban

Sydney landmarks

Buildings and structuresConvention and Exhibition Centre * Finger Wharf * Hyde Park Barracks * Queen Victoria Building * Observatory * Mint * Opera House * Harbour Bridge * Sydney Tower * Town Hall * War Memorial * The Toaster * Government House * Kirribilli House * Parliament House * World Square * World Tower * General Post Office (No. 1 Martin Place) * Warragamba Dam * Chifley Tower * Citigroup Centre * Deutsche Bank Place * Governor Phillip Tower * Park Plaza Apartments (Sydney) * St Mary's Cathedral * Cadman's Cottage * The Abbey * Highroyd * St Andrew's Cathedral
PrecinctsChinatown * Darling Harbour * Kings Cross * Martin Place * The Rocks * Green Square * Railway Square
Nature and parksBicentennial Park * Centennial Park * Chinese Garden of Friendship * The Domain * Hyde Park * Royal Botanic Gardens * Sydney Park * Moore Park * Ku-ring-gai Chase * Sydney Harbour National Park * Blue Mountains National Park * Royal National Park
Cultural institutionsArt Gallery of New South Wales * Australian Museum * Australian National Maritime Museum * Museum of Contemporary Art * Museum of Sydney * Powerhouse Museum * Sydney Aquarium * Taronga Zoo * State Library * Conservatorium of Music
SportSydney Football Stadium * Sydney Cricket Ground * Olympic Park * ANZ Stadium * Eastern Creek Raceway * Royal Randwick * Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
TransportationCentral Station * Monorail * Sydney Airport * Underground Railway * New Northern Sydney Underground Railway * Circular Quay * ANZAC Bridge * George St * Oxford St * Pitt St * William St * Macquarie St * Broadway * Norton St
EntertainmentEntertainment Centre * Star City Casino * Fox Studios Australia * Entertainment Quarter * State Theatre * Capitol Theatre * Lyric Theatre * Star Theatre * Plaza Theatre * Luna Park * Acer Arena
Beaches and islandsBondi * Manly * Palm Beach * Avalon * Newport * Coogee * Maroubra * Cronulla * Fort Denison * Cockatoo Island * Garden Island * Goat Island * Shark Island



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