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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 happened when Sydney Harbour was bombed in World War 2?

On the afternoon of 31 May 1942, three Japanese submarines appeared some thirteen kilometres out from Sydney Harbour. Each one launched a midget submarine, aimed at the American heavy cruiser, the USS Chicago, which was anchored in the harbour. One midget was detected at about 8:00pm, but was not precisely located until it became entangled in the net; the two-man crew of the submarine blew up their own vessel to avoid capture. When the second midget was detected after 10:00pm, a general...
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How deep is the Sydney harbor Tunnel?

Depth (below sea level): 8m (12m below sea floor) 8 x 23,000t concrete tunnel units, 120m long, 26m wide and 7.5m deep, cast in a specially constructed dry dock at Port Kembla ...
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How long did it take to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

Work first began on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1924, and it was opened in 1932. It took eight years to build the bridge. ...
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Who designed the Demerara harbor bridge?

THIS BRIDGE WAS DESIGNED BY A GUYANESE MAN FROM BARTICA,ESSEQUIBO GUYANA
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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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Can you still pay cash in the Sydney harbor tunnel?

No. Only payment options are etag or pay via the phone later
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How many people worked on the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

An average of 1,400 people were employed each year to work on the Sydney Harbour Bridge's construction. ...
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Did a woman cut the ribbon on the Sydney harbor Brudge earlier that day?

No - but the opening ceremony wasn't without incident. The official opening of the bridge occurred on 19 March 1932. NSW Premier, the Honourable John T Lang, was about to officially declare the Bridge open. Just before he did, Captain Francis De Groot of the political group The New Guard, which was opposed to Lang's leftist policies, charged on his horse and slashed the ribbon with his sword. De Groot's organisation resented the fact that the King's representative in Australia, the Governor-General Sir...
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Which company supplied steel for the Sydney harbor Brudge?

79 percent of the steel came from Dorman Long's works in Middlesborough, England. The remainder was Australian steel. All was actually fabricated on site at Milson's Point. ...
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Where is the busiest harbour?

Port of Shanghai
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How many bolts in the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

There are approximately six million rivets in the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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When was the opening of the Sydney Harbour bridge?

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 ...
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Why is the Sydney Harbour bridge significant?

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is significant for being 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). Construction of the bridge began in 1924, and took 1400 men eight years to build at a cost of £4.2 million. Sixteen lives were lost during its construction, while up to 800 families living...
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What is the harbor Bridge used for?

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is used to connect the Sydney CBD with the North Shore of Sydney. The Auckland Harbour Bridge is used to connect St Marys Bay, Auckland with Northcote, North Shore City. ...
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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. ...
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Is Australia a country continent?

Yes. Australia is the world's smallest continent (not the largest island) and it is a country. There are no other countries on the continent of Australia. The continental landmass known as Australia should not be confused with the region known as Oceania. Despite what some sources may say, Oceania is neither a continent, nor an alternative name for Australia. ...
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What role did Australia play on the attack on Sydney harbor?

In the late afternoon of 31 May 1942 three Japanese submarines, I-22, I-24 and I-27, sitting about seven nautical miles (13 kilometres) out from Sydney Harbour, each launched a Type A midget submarine for an attack on shipping in Sydney Harbour. The night before, I-24 had launched a small floatplane that flew over the harbour, its crew spotting a prize target - an American heavy cruiser, the USS Chicago. The Japanese hoped to sink this warship and perhaps others anchored in the...
Asked in Distances and Travel Times, Road Distance, Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Hillworth Road bridge over the former Berks Hants extension railway in Devizes still shows a distance of 85 miles on it Where was this distance measured from?

The Berks & Hants Extension Railway was part of the GWR when the line to Devizes from Hungerford was opened in 1862. Hence the distance of 85 miles shown on the Hillworth Road bridge would most likely be the distance from Paddington Station in London. The pre-motorway road distance to London was, I believe, 87 miles (presumably measured from Charing Cross) and would support a rail distance of 85 miles from Paddington. ...
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What was placed across the Sydney harbor to stop submarines getting in?

Take a look at the link to the left under the blue pod for the answer. Note also that submarines did enter the harbour in 1942. See the related question for more about those attacks. ...
Asked in Lakes and Rivers, Oceans and Seas, Sydney Harbour Bridge

What is a natural harbour?

a natural harbour is nature around a harbour A natural harbor is a landform where a part of a body of water is protected and deep enough to furnish anchorage. Having a protected harbour reduces or eliminates the use of breakwaters as it will result in calmer waves inside the harbour. ...