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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Two-hinged arch bridge
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) bridge
Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Built: 1923 - 1932
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Australia and Oceania

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 503 m
clearance 52.4 m

Quantities

structural steel 38 390 t

Cost

cost of construction Australian Pounds 6 250 000

Materials

arch steel

Chronology

1921

First design specification for cantilever span only.

1923

Second design specification allows for cantilever or arch alternatives.

Mid of 1923

The New South Wales government starts their work on the approaches.

October 1930

Arch is completed

19 March 1932

Opening.

1988

The construction costs of the bridge are finally recovered by the toll income.

Participants

Original design
Design
Structural engineering
Engineering
Consulting engineers
Construction
Steel connections

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000261
Created: 19/05/1999
Last Updated: 29/07/2014