December 09, 2008

Worlds number one WIDEST bridge

BRIDGE NAME: Sydney harbor bridge, Australia.

Bridge Details:

16 lanes of car traffic

8 lanes in the upper floor, 8 in the lower floor

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of both Sydney and Australia. The bridge is locally nicknamed The Coathanger because of its arch-based design.

The bridge was designed and built by Dorman Long and Co Ltd, Middlesbrough, Teesside and opened in 1932. Until 1967 it was the city's tallest structure.[citation needed] According to Guinness World Records, it is the world's widest long-span bridge and its tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 metres (429.6 ft) from top to water level.[citation needed] It is also the fourth-longest spanning-arch bridge in the world.


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