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Story About The Sydney Harbour Bridge

Uritsk Andrey • 4 minutes read • October 25th, 2016
Perhaps,

the Sydney Harbour Bridge

 is the main dominant of the city. Late in the afternoon on December 31, it will be closed for pedestrians, so it's time to visit it now, when it's still enough time before the New Year 2011 (

New Year in Sydney

).
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The Sydney Harbour Bridge is amazing. For 30 years, it had remained the tallest building in the city. The bridge design was developed by the English company called Dorman Long & Co under the direction of the engineer John Bradfield. Construction of the bridge began in 1923 and ended in 1932. The length of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is 503 meters, the top of the arch reaches 134 meters above the water level and pylons - 88 meters. According to the project, the bridge's traffic capacity is up to 6 thousand cars per hour, but currently this number in the peak hours is equal to 15 thousands on 8 lanes. Moreover, the bridge has two railway lines, as well as pedestrian and biking roads. Currently, the highest buildings in the city are the Sydney television tower (302 meters) and one of the skyscrapers, which houses the headquarters of a local insurance company. However, none of these buildings is able to dominate over the city like the bridge!
For those who wish to enjoy the breathtaking

Sydney

panorama, it is possible to climb to the top of the arch of the bridge with an instructor, and those who do not chase thrills (and also those like me, who has not pre-ordered a tour to the top of the arch) can cross the bridge on the footpath or climb to the top of the Southern pylon, moreover, there is an interesting museum inside the tower of the pylon.
Bridge's footpath is fenced by mesh and barbed wire - unfortunately, the Sydney Harbour Bridge has been "popular" among suicides for a long time.
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And here is the top of the southern pylon. It's just a beauty!!! :)
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Author: Uritsk
Source: uritsk.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova 

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