Thursday, March 10, 2011

Australia's Bridges: ANZAC Cable-Stayed Bridge in Sydney (1)

Just west of Downtown Sydney (crossing a little inlet south of the harbor) is a big cable-stayed bridge. Sydney must have a lot of money to spend on infrastructure. There's the monorail, street cars, a light rail system, a heavy rail system, and lots of bridges.

ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who fought and died bravely during WWI, and there are many bridges and other monuments to these soldiers in both countries.

This is one of the widest cable-stayed bridges (at 106 ft) I've come across. Also, it appears to be hanging freely from the towers without any kind of bearings or dampers (although I may have missed them). 

We'll take another look at this bridge tomorrow.
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Australia's Bridges: Anzac Cable-Stayed Bridge (2) in Sydney by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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