Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House

Rex Ibama wants us to appreciate the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House. He's viewing it from the Botanical Gardens across the way.

Max (who is taking Rex's picture) asks Rex, "Hey Rex, should we try climbing the bridge? Lots of tourists come to Sydney and they climb it. It's not easy to do."
Max says,
"BridgeClimb is the ultimate experience of Sydney. You can choose from three guided Climbs that take you to the summit of this world famous Bridge, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour.  There are four climbs."

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through 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 Coat Hanger" because of its arch-based design.

The bridge was designed and built by Dorman Long and Co Ltd, Middlesbrough Teesside and Cleveland Bridge, Darlington, County Durham and opened in 1932. Until 1967 it was the city's tallest structure.  According to Guinness World Records, it is the world's widest long-span bridge and it is the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 metres (440 ft) from top to water level. It is also the fifth-longest spanning-arch bridge in the world. (Wikipedia)

1 comment:

  1. Wow...I never knew all this. How cool is that. It's a beautiful site :)