Sydney Harbour Bridge By: KeEgan coMbs and ZAchary Desmarais

  • The Sydney Harbour bridge is a steel arch bridge.
  • It is 3,372ft long and crosses the Sydney Harbour
  • Construction began in 1923 and it took 8 years to build.
  • John Bradfield was chief engineer, know as "Father of The Bridge"
  • The bridge was nicknamed the coat hanger because of its arch design.
  • The bridge cost $20 million to build which took 60 years to pay off.
  • It's the 6th longest arch bridge in the world as well as the tallest steel arch bridge.
  • It was the worlds widest-span bridge until 2012 when the Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver was built.
  • During the building of the bridge, 16 workers were killed in accidents.

Sources

http://www.remotetraveler.com/sydney-harbour-bridge/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Harbour_Bridge

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