Octogenarian Grandee

19 Mar

One of Australia’s most iconic landmarks has turned 80. Sydney Harbour Bridge – aka “The Coathanger” – was opened on 19 March 1932. An internationally recognised symbol of Sydney’s dynamism and dramatic setting, the 1,149-metre long bridge took 14,000 workers six years to build. The world’s largest steel arch bridge, it has an arch span of 503 metres and under-deck clearance for shipping of 49 metres. More than 160,000 vehicles cross it every weekday.


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