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Harbour Bridge (Sydney) — the largest bridge of Sydney and one of the largest steel arch bridge in the world. It is one of the main attractions of Sydney.
Sydney residents jokingly call it "Hanger". The bridge was opened on 19 March 1932. The Architect Is Oleg Aleksandrovich Kerensky.
The total length of bridge is 1149 meters, the bridge width is 49 m, the total weight of the bridge is 52,800 tones.
Harbor bridge connects business, the Central part of the city with the North Bank and crosses the Bay of Port Jackson.
Interesting facts. On hot days the height of the arch can increase by almost 20 cm. The ribbon during the opening of the bridge was cut by the Minister of labour of New South Wales Jack lang. However, when he was preparing to do it, to him jumped a horseman in uniform, cut the ribbon and declared that opens bridge on behalf of His Majesty and the people of New South Wales. The day the bridge crosses more than 200 thousand cars. For the purpose of building the bridge had to demolish more than 800 houses. Residents were evicted without any compensation, which caused national outrage. For painting steel arches in three layers left nearly 300 thousand liters of paint!
The Sydney harbour bridge is an integral part of celebrations of Sydney and used for the spectacular fireworks show.
The idea of fireworks emerged after the celebrations to mark the centenary of the Brooklyn bridge in 1983. In 1986, the expert Led the first time Howard had implemented this idea during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Navy Australia. Since 1999 fireworks show held annually on New year's day.