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"Sydney Harbour Bridge"
verfasst von ExploreAustralia am 30.11.2010

Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world's largest steel arch bridge - although not the longest. It has become an iconic symbol of Australia spanning beautiful Sydney Harbour dotted with boats, often with the Opera House in shot.

The total length of the bridge including approaches, is 1149 metres and the arch spans 503 metres. The top of the arch is 134 metres above sea level and the height under the deck is a spacious 49 metres. The deck is also 49 metres wide making Sydney Harbour Bridge the widest longspan Bridge in the world. Currently there are eight vehicle lanes, two train lines, a pedestrian footpath and a cycle path.

The bridge took 10 years to build from tender process to opening day on 19 March 1932. It was an incredible feat of engineering and logistics moving huge quantities of granite and fabricating the steel girders. The foundations are 12.2 metres deep and the arch was built from both sides eventually joining in the middle.

It is still a vital part of Sydney's road network. Since 1998 it has been possible to climb to the top of the arch and experience Sydney Harbour from a most unique view point.

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