Happy 80th birthday to Sydney Harbor Bridge
Linkedin

Happy 80th birthday to Sydney Harbor Bridge

Sydney : Australia | Mar 18, 2012 at 7:07 PM PDT
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
new year fireworks

The Sydney Harbor Bridge had been thrown open to the public on the 19th of March 1932 and is celebrating its 80th birthday – over one million people had flocked to watch the inauguration. It was done by cutting the ribbon with a sword!!

More than 160,000 vehicles cross it every day of the week and it is a tourist hot-spot. There here is hardly any tourist who has not climbed it to take in the breathtaking views from above.

It is the world’s largest steel arch bridge, is 1149-meters long and took 6-years to complete – as many as 14000 persons were employed to build it.

The span of its arches is 503-meters and it has a clearance below it of 49-meters to allow ships to pass comfortably – its total weight goes to over 52,800 tonnes.

Designed by Dr John Job Crew Bradfield , an engineer, it has been nicknamed ‘the coat hanger bridge’ because of its unique design which resembles a coat hanger. The grand New Years fireworks display has made it a symbol of the vitality and beauty of Sydney.

1 of 2
Next
sydney harbour bridge
view of sydney harbour bridge from opera house
prabirghose is based in Nāshik, Maharashtra, India, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Sydney's grand lady the Harbour Bridge turns 80 | News.com.au

    Submitted By: prabirghose | over 2 years ago
    MOST 80-year-olds have already settled into retirement but not the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is more active than ever. Australia's most iconic bridge reaches the octogenarian milestone today and there is a lot to celebrate since it was opened on ...
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge turns 80

      The Daily Star
    Members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra stand atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge perform Fanfare for the Common Man to celebrate the bridge's 80th birthday March 19, 2012. BridgeClimb/Handout Sydney: A group of Sydney Symphony Orchestra musicians scaled...
  • TIMELINES: What iconic Australian bridge opened March 19, 1932?

      Epoch Times
    March 19, 2012 Monday, Mar. 19, 2012 What iconic Australian bridge opened March 19, 1932? March 19, 1932, Sydney, Australia's iconic Sydney Harbor Bridgeknown locally as the coathanger'is officially opened by Australian Premier Jack Lang with much...
  • Sydney's famous bridge turns 80

      BBC South Asia
    Australia's Sydney Harbour Bridge turns 80 The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia's most recognisable landmarks One of Australia's most recognisable landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, is celebrating its 80th birthday. The festivities...

Blogs

 >

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.