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Anzac Bridge

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Watched by a Digger

Sydney's Anzac Bridge is watched over by a commemorative Digger statue

Photo: Patrick Bingham-Hall, courtesy City of Sydney

Anzac Bridge, spanning Johnstons Bay at Glebe, is one of Sydney's most recognisable landmarks, together with its commemorative Digger statue.

It was opened in December 1995, replacing the adjacent old Glebe Island Bridge, and named Anzac Bridge on Armistice Day (November 11), 1998, as a memorial to the Anzacs, soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps in World War I.

Anzac Bridge has a main span of 345 metres, and a total length of more than 800 metres. From two 120-metre-high towers, 128 stay cables support the reinforced concrete deck. It is the longest cable-stayed span bridge in Australia and among the longest concrete cable-stayed span bridges in the world.

The bridge is a key link between the Sydney city centre and the suburbs to the west.

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