Harbour Bridge in Sydney (Australia) - steel through arch bridge

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Sydney, Australia

Date of build

1923 - start of construction
March 19, 1932 - official opening

  • Other building names: Coat Hanger
  • Building type: bridge
  • Architectural style:
  • Material: Steel, concrete, granite
  • Length: 1150 meters - total length
    503 meters - main span
  • Architect: John Job Crew Bradfield John Job Crew Bradfield
Harbour Bridge description and facts:

The bridge has lost the status of a visual city symbol in favor of the Opera House . The bridge over the port, which was previously only a ferry, was demanded almost from the very beginning of Sydney. There were also those who opted for the construction of the tunnel. Finally, the Australian rail engineer John J. Brad Bradfield was approved. The road running along the bridge, on which trains also run, was named Bradfield in his honor.

The convexity of the arc runs 134 meters above the waters of the busy port

A functional gray bow made of steel, covered with 272,000 liters of gray paint, the cheapest one you could get at that time. The area that you had to paint is comparable to the surface of 60 sports fields.

The bridge is 49 meters wide, it is the widest bridge in the world in its category. There are eight lanes, a pedestrian crossing, a bike lane and double railways. There is also the possibility of climbing 200 feet up and crossing the arch, which is legal since 2001.

The two halves of the arch were systematically built on both sides of the bank. Each cable is supported from the rear by 128. Steel parts were produced in factories, transported under the bridge with barges and lifted from there by two 580-ton electrically controlled cranes.

The construction of the bridge weighs 52 800 tons, including 39,000 tons per arc only.

During the construction of the bridge: 122,000 m² rocks, 95,000 m² concrete, 17,000 m² granite.

Foundations for four 89-meter high pylons that carry the entire bridge structure have been dug 12.2 meters into the ground and filled with concrete and special reinforced granite.

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Wik
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Wik
13 years ago
Fajna
Student Budownictwa 2006
#9
Student Budownictwa 2006
13 years ago
Mam prosbe czy mozna było by uzyskac od was materiały dotyczące mostów łukowych BETONOWYCH, ŻELBETOWYCH ORAZ STALOWYCH! Z góry bardzo dziekuje!
Student Budownictwa 2006
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Student Budownictwa 2006
13 years ago
Mam prosbe czy mozna było by uzyskac od was materiały dotyczące mostów łukowych BETONOWYCH, ŻELBETOWYCH ORAZ STALOWYCH! Z góry bardzo dziekuje!
Ciacho
#7
Ciacho
14 years ago
Bardzo ładny ten most
jp
#6
jp
14 years ago
google maps to jednak fajna "zabawka" może ktoś też uzupełni inne budowle ? http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Sydney,+Australia&ll =-33.852911,151.206079&spn=0.020344,0.022179&t=k&hl=en w tym wypadku (mam pecha satelta przeleciał "za wysoko" )
rob.starogard gd
#5
rob.starogard gd
14 years ago
jest fantastycznie w sydney wszystko fajne:):))
kasia
#4
kasia
14 years ago
t a strona jest o.k. kg34@op.pl moj email piszcie
Matt - student budownictwa
#3
Matt - student budownictwa
14 years ago
Czy mógłbym dostać szerszy opis mostu Hrbour Bridge.Potrzebuje tego opisu jak najszybciej.Z góry przesyłam podziękownia.
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15 years ago
Jestem studentem budownictwa i chciałbym uzyskac szersze informacje na temat stadionu Astrodome harris County Domed StadiumHouston, Texas USA.I mostu Coat Hanger.Z góry dziękuje!!
Student Budownictwa
#1
Student Budownictwa
15 years ago
Mam prosbe czy mozna było by uzyskac od was materiały dotyczące mostów łukowych żelbetowych! Z góry bardzo dziekuje!

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