One of my favourite bridges is the Anzac Bridge in Sydney, Australia. It is the longest cable-stayed bridge in Australia – it is 32.3 metres wide (105.6ft) and the main span is 345 metres long (1131.9').
The bridge was completed in 1996 to replace the Glebe Island Bridge which had been in operation since 1901 as an electrically operated swing bridge.
When it opened in 1996 it had seven lanes and came under criticism as being "over-engineered". This proved unfounded as the bridge was reconfigured to eight traffic lanes in 2005!
The bridge was given its name on Remembrance Day 1998 to honour the memory of the Anzac soldiers (Australian & New Zealand Army Corps) who served in WW1. The Australian flag flies on top of the eastern pylon and the New Zealand flag atop the western pylon.
In previous visits home I have stayed with a friend in the Eastern Suburbs and travelled over this bridge every day to visit my children. On one such crossing I was overcome with a sudden (and dangerous) impulse to take a photo of the bridge as I was driving across it at 80 kph (50mph). Even if you are not impressed with the photos it is amazing that I managed to take them without going out of my lane, hitting another car or being fined for neg driving! 🙂