Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbor Bridge is a acrh brigde in Sydney, Australia that links the main city of Sydney to the North Shore.

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What are the advantages of a swing bridge?

The swing bridge has very long spans, and behaves better in earthquakes then heavy rigid bridges.

ANS 2 -Swing bridges can allow passage of very wide and high ships in a waterway.

Definition for shear force and bending moment?

Shear Force: Sum of all Vertical Forces Whose acting on a Beam but Sum of all vertical Forces must be equal to Zero.

Bending Moment: The Product of Force And Displacement is known as Bending moment.

What is the function of the sydney harbor bridge?

To enable people to cross the harbour in a vehicle or on foot.

How long does it take to travel from Switzerland to the Philippines?

A random search from Geneva (GVA) to Manila (MNL) shows:

OPTION 1: 17hr 30min via Doha (DOH)

GVA - DOH Qatar Airways Flt 050 Dep 04:05pm 24Sep,Fri

DOH - MNL Qatar Airways Flt 646 Dep 01:25am 25Sep,Sat

Flight Duration: 15hr 10min; Layover Time: 2hr 20min; Total Trip Time: 17hr 30min

A random search from Zurich (ZRH) to Manila (MNL) shows:

OPTION 2: 18hr 20min via Dubai (DXB)

ZRH - DXB Emirates Airlines Flt 086 Dep 10:15pm 24Sep,Fri

DXB - MNL Emirates Airlines Flt 334 Dep 09:45am 25Sep,Sat

Flight Duration: 14hr 55min; Layover Time: 3hr 25min; Total Trip Time: 18hr 20min

What is Sydney Harbour Bridge made of?

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.

Is sydney harbor more than 1 hectare?

Area is 5255 hectares at mean high water mark (excluding the islands which have not been accurately mapped to the same level of accuracy as the actual harbour)

What date was Sydney Harbour Bridge completed and opened for traffic?

Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened to traffic on 19 March 1932.

The bridge was built to connect the Sydney CBD with the North Shore commercial and residential areas on Sydney Harbour. Prior to this, the closest crossing was much further upstream. In 1912, John Bradfield was appointed chief engineer of the bridge project, which also had to include a railway. Plans were completed in 1916 but the start of World War I delayed implementation until 1922. Construction of the bridge began in 1924, and took 1400 men eight years to build at a cost of £4.2 million.

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How many people died during the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

Sixteen construction workers lost their lives during the bridge's construction.

16 construction workers died during the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Where is the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

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 Millers Point on one side, to Milsons Point on the other side.

It was opened on 19 March 1932.

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Why was the Sydney Harbour Bridge built?

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

How successful was the attack on sydney harbor?

It was a failure.

On the the morning of June 1, 1942, three Japanese midget submarines entered Sydney Harbour intending to attack the US navy cruiser Chicago, docked at the Garden Island naval base. they did not succeed, one Japanese torpedo exploded against a sea wall next to a Royal Australian Navy accommodation boat, the HMAS Kuttabul. Twenty one sailors died aboard the Kuttabul trapped in small bunk rooms on the lower floors.

How did Sydney settlers reach Sydney?

They came from England by sailing ship around the Cape of Good Hope in a voyage lasting up to eight months.

What is another name for the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

The local nickname for the Sydney Harbour Bridge is "The coathanger", due to its distinctive arched shape.

What are the measurements of the Rialto Bridge?

Width: 22.90 metres(75.1 ft)

Height: 7.32 metres(24.0 ft)

Longest span: 28.80 metres(94.5 ft)

How many bolts in the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

There are approximately six million rivets in the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

If it's 2pm EDT in the US what time is it in Melbourne Australia?

From the first Sunday of April until the first Sunday of October, it's 4 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST=UTC+10). Otherwise, it's 5 AM Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT=UTC+11).

(Yes, the time zones in Melbourne and New York have the same names and abbreviations.)