Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Ten Most Amazing Bridges

My reading group is reading The Ten Most Amazing Bridges in the world and I choose... read a head to find out... 
Sydney Harbour Bridge

Where and when: Sydney, Australia; 1932

Style: Steel arch bridge

WOW FACTOR: It is hardly possible to imagine Australia or Sydney
without this striking bridge.

The Sydney harbour bridge’s nickname is coat hanger because if you look at it. It looks like a coat hanger without the hook. It is the fifth longest arch bridge in the world, and it is the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 metres (440 ft) from top to water level. The Sydney Harbour Bridge was Sydney's tallest structure.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge was built with such foresight and vision that more than 75 years later it remains an important transport link,carrying cyclists, pedestrians, trains and vehicles. It is with this same foresight that Sydney must look to the future today.
Quick Fact
16 workers died during construction of the bridge two fell from the arches. The others died in a variety of construction-related accident  

What I like most about the Sydney Harbour Bridge is that it is 134 metres long. That is long.


  1. Wow Henry great sorting out your
    details and facts.
    Well done:-)

  2. Wow Henry!
    I love your bridge.
    Have you ever gone and seen the Sydney Harbor Bridge?
    What great information.
    Well done:-)

  3. You put a picture of the "Golden Gate Bridge" & not the "Sydney Harbor Bridge" but other than that great work I found a lot of info.

  4. Hi Henry, Golden Gate is still my favorite! That was such a cool book.

  5. Hi Henry
    Just need to get your parents to take you over there and do the tourist walk. Neat to see you relating to the text and extracting great facts from what you are reading.
    Cheers Ro

    1. I agree with Miss Hill, Henry. I was there this time last year. Check out this post