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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.

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Sydney's long road home: petrol tanker crash closes Harbour Bridge - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--All lanes have been reopened on the -Sydney Harbour Bridge- after a multi-vehicle pile-up this afternoon. Do you know more? Send info, photos and video. Text 0424 SMS SMH (+61 424 767 764), email us or direct message on Twitter @smh - Date : Fri, 04 Nov 2011 06:04:40 GMT
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
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
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OtherM4 East (proposed) * Marrickville Tunnel (proposed) * North Western Expressway (abandoned) * F3 to Sydney Orbital (proposed) * F6 to Marrickville Tunnel (proposed)
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