Monday, April 8, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
My reading group is reading The Ten Most Amazing Bridges in the world and I choose... read a head to find out...
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Where and when: Sydney, Australia; 1932
Style: Steel arch bridge
WOW FACTOR: It is hardly possible to imagine Australia or Sydney
without this striking bridge.
The Sydney harbour bridge’s nickname is coat hanger because if you look at it. It looks like a coat hanger without the hook. It is the fifth longest arch bridge in the world, and it is the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 metres (440 ft) from top to water level. The Sydney Harbour Bridge was Sydney's tallest structure.
THE EXPERTS SAY...
“The Sydney Harbour Bridge was built with such foresight and vision that more than 75 years later it remains an important transport link,carrying cyclists, pedestrians, trains and vehicles. It is with this same foresight that Sydney must look to the future today.”
16 workers died during construction of the bridge two fell from the arches. The others died in a variety of construction-related accident
What I like most about the Sydney Harbour Bridge is that it is 134 metres long. That is long.