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What are the dimensions of Sydney Harbour Bridge?
The dimensions of the Sydney Harbour Bridge are:
- Length: 1149 metres (including the approach spans)
- Width: 48.9 m
- Span length: 503 m
- Top of the arch span from the water: 134 m
- Top of the aircraft beacon to water: 141 m
- Clearance for shipping: 49 m
- Height of pylons: 89 m
- Base of each abutment tower: 68 m across; 48 m long
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Work first began on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1924, and it was opened in March 1932. It took eight years to build the bridge. Construction began on 28 July 1924 wit…h an official ceremony to mark the turning of the first sod of earth on the north shore, at Milsons Point. Construction was completed on 21 January 1932 when the last rivet was driven home. The bridge was formally opened on 19 March 1932 with the cutting of a ribbon. However, while it was planned that Jack Lang (Premier of New South Wales) would cut it, he was upstaged by Francis de Groot.
Sydney Harbour Bridge is the main bridge that connects the North Shore and the business district in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It crosses Sydney Harbour from Mill…ers Point on one side, to Milsons Point on the other side. It was opened on 19 March 1932. See related link for a webcam.
The top of the arch is 134 metres (432 feet) above sea level.
Materials used to construct the Sydney Harbor Bridge include: About 6,000,000 steel rivets, 2,800 tons of steelwork, including arch and mild steel approach spans, 122,000 …cubic meters of rock was excavated for foundations. 95,000 cubic meters of concrete was used. 17,000 cubic meters of granite facing was used on the pylons and piers. 272,000 liters of paint were used for the initial 3 coats of paint. The span of the bridge was constructed using steel (mostly imported from the UK) with the pylons being constructed from granite and concrete. The deck is asphalt and concrete, and there are two railway lines across on concrete sleepers.
It was built to connect the central business district of Sydney with the populated areas on the North Shore of Sydney and create a direct route across the harbor. Ferries …also cross the waters of Port Jackson. To speed up travel from one side of the Harbour to the other. It would have been horrible having to get your loads all the way around it all the time, it isn't the smallest thing. It was built to let people cross to the other side rather than driving right around to get to the other side
because it's in Sydney and it's over the harbour and its a bridge It's the bridge that spans across Sydney Harbour. It got the nickname "the coat hanger" becau…se it resembles an old-fashioned coat hanger
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the largest steel arch bridge in the world, though not the longest, with the top of the bridge standing 134 metres above the harbour. At 48.…8 m wide, it is the widest bridge in the world (as of 2004).Total length 1,149 m ( 3,770 ft ) Width 49 m (161 ft ) Height 139 m (456 ft ) Longest span 503 m (1,650 ft ) Clearance below 49 m (161 ft ) at mid-span
The construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was completed early in 1932, and the official opening took place on 19 March 1932. 19 march, 1932
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is vital to transportation through Sydney. Since it was completed in 1932, it has provided a vital link for the city of Sydney across the harbour. Be…fore it was built, the only way to travel between the southern side of the harbour, where the city centre is, and the residential north, was by ferry, or by taking a circuitous, 20 kilometre road route involving five bridge crossings. The bridge now carroies 8 vehicle lanes and two rail lines, so it is used for cars, trucks, motorbikes, bicycles, trains and pedestrians.
It is called that because it crosses over the Sydney harbourBecause it's a bridge in Sydney over the harbour.
Credit for the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge largely belongs to engineer Dr JCC Bradfield (who also oversaw the construction of Brisbane's Story Bridge), while… the firm that built the bridge was Dorman Long and Co Ltd, Middlesbrough, Teesside. Sir Ralph Freeman, of Freeman Fox & Partners, was the designer of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Another civil engineer involved in the Sydney Harbour Bridge project was JF Pain, who was awarded the Manby Premium for a paper on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He led a group of about forty engineers working for Freeman on Sydney Harbour bridge.
Length of arch span 503 metres Height of top of arch 134 metres above mean sea level Height to top of aircraft beacon 141 metres above mean sea level Width of deck… 49 metres Clearance for shipping 49 metres Height of pylons 89 metres above mean sea level Base of each abutment tower 68 metres across and 48 metres long (two pylons rest on each abutment tower) Total length of bridge 1149 metres including approach spans Bearing pins Each of the four pins measures 4.2 metres long and 368 millimetres in diameter Thrust on bearings Under maximum load approximately 20,000 tonnes on each bearing Number of rivets Approximately 6,000,000 Largest rivet Weighed 3.5 kilograms and was 395 millimetres long Longest hanger 58.8 metres Shortest hanger 7.3 metres Total weight of steelwork 52,800 tonnes including arch and mild steel approach spans Weight of arch 39,000 tonnes Rock excavated for foundations 122,000 cubic metres Concrete used for bridge 95,000 cubic metres Granite facing used on pylons and piers 17,000 cubic metres Allowance for deck expansion 420 millimetres Allowance for arch expansion The arch may rise or fall 18 centimetres due to heating or cooling Number of panels in arch 28, each 18.28 metres wide Record tonnage erected 589 tonnes of steelwork was erected on the arch in one day on 26 November 1929 Paint required 272,000 litres of paint were required to give the Bridge its initial three coats
To enable people to get from one side of the harbour to the other without taking a ferry. To link the south and the north side of Sydney Harbor.
The top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge stands 134 metres abovethe harbour. The aircraft beacon stand 141 m above the harbour.
The Sydney Harbour bridge is symmetrical.
Sydney Harbour Bridge, completed in 1932, has an arch span of 503 metres, or 1650 feet. Its total length is 1149 metres, including the approach spans. At the time of its c…ompletion, it fell 1.2 metres, or 4 feet, short of the Bayonne Bridge in NJ as the longest steel arch in the world, but it it much more eye pleasing. It is still the world's highest arch bridge. The "coat hanger" as it has been called by locals, as of 2009, has dropped to 5th in measured central span length, the two longest being in China.