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Darling Harbour Pyrmont Bridge

DavidIori

Greystanes, Australia

Artist's Description

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  1. Portfolio
  2. Night Photography
  3. Sydney
  4. Panoramas
  5. Black and White
  6. David Iori’s Website
  7. Email Me
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    © Copyright 2008 David Iori Photography, All Rights Reserved
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    Shot with a Nikon FA Camera with a 28MM F2.8 Lens 35mm Ilford Delta Pro 400 black and white Film this is a BLACK & WHITE Photograph not a Photoshop Convert
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    I Develop and print all of my black and white work
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    The World’s Oldest Electric Swingspan Bridge
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    You can see the historic Pyrmont Bridge open on Saturdays, Sundays and most public holidays at 10.30am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm (weather permitting). It is also opened as required for shipping.

FACTS & FIGURES

Length: 369 metres.

Original construction of present bridge cost GPB 112,500.

Fourteen spans make up the bridge, Australian Ironbark timber is used on 12 spans, while the two central swingspans are constructed from steel.

The base weighs 6,800 tonnes, is 13 metres in diameter and 19 metres deep with 10 metres lying below the harbour floor.

The swingspan weighs 1,000 tonnes. It is supported on a base made from concrete and yellow block sandstone that was sourced from Pyrmont.

It takes approximately 60 seconds to open.
It opens fully to 83 degrees.
It is driven by the original two 50Hp 600V DC General Electric type 57 electric motors.
Manual drum-type General Electric tramway controllers are used to drive the motors.
Power was originally drawn from Ultimo Power House (now Powerhouse Museum).
Bridge openings are required for vessels seven to 14 metres in height. For taller ships, but only on special occasions, the Monorail beam is opened with the bridge.

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