Under the directions of Dr J.J.C. Bradfield of the NSW Department of Public Works, the bridge was designed and built by British firm Dorman Long and Co Ltd of Middlesbrough and opened in 1932. The bridge's design was influenced by the Hell Gate Bridge in New York. It is also the sixth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world, and it is the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 metres from top to water level. It was also the world's widest long-span bridge, at 48.8 meters wide, until construction of the new Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver.
This post is part of the Scenic Weekends meme,
and also part of the Sunday Bridges meme.
What a fine series of images of the graceful arches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge! «Louis» appreciates your linking this to Sunday BridgesReplyDelete