The arch is composed of two 28-panel arch trusses; their heights vary from 18 m (59 ft) at the centre of the arch to 57 m (187 ft) at the ends next to the pylons. The arch has a span of 503 m and its summit is 134 m (440 ft) above mean sea level; however, expansion of the steel structure on hot days can increase the height of the arch by as much as 18 cm (7.1 in). Large steel pins support each end of the arch, allowing it to rotate to accommodate expansion and contraction caused by changes of temperature, and avoiding stresses that would otherwise cause damage. The total weight of the steelwork of the bridge, including the arch and approach spans, is 52,800 tonnes, with the arch itself weighing 39,000 tonnes. About 79% of the steel was imported from England, with the rest being sourced from Australia. On site, the contractors set up two workshops at Milsons Point, at the site of the present day Luna Park, and fabricated the steel into the girders and other required parts. The bridge is held together by six million Australian-made hand-driven rivets supplied by the McPherson company of Melbourne, the last being driven through the deck on 21 January 1932. The rivets were heated red-hot and inserted into the plates; the headless end was immediately rounded over with a large pneumatic rivet gun. The largest of the rivets used weighed 3.5 kg (8 lb) and was 39.5 cm (15.6 in) long. The practice of riveting large steel
It was in that moment when the bridge known for its “string of pearls” suddenly turned dark. The glimpse of sorrow and sadness as he looked at me just before an everlasting decision changed my summer on the island forever. The immediate pressure in my chest, the sudden loss of breath and the instantaneous numbness in my body would soon be the last feeling I remembered experiencing that summer.
Long Beach Island, New Jersey, a barrier island just two hours and fifteen minutes from home was a summer…
fact that they are irrational. Observations and Research support several reasons why irrational fears exist. The observations had been conducted around three participants. The first participant with the fear of elevators, the next with the fear of bridges, and the final participant has a fear of clowns. After several encounters with each fear, and each participant many things became clear. The observations showed a clear hypothesis, irrational fears cannot be conquered so easily because there is a…
Ichabod was a strict teacher but not a cruel one; he did not make a lot of money by teaching. He lived in his student’s house few times a week. Along with this, Ichabod made some extra money by teaching singing lessons. He really scared of the ghost stuff but he liked to hear about those stories. He used to sing when the time he feel afraid of the ghost. Ichabod thought woman can make a lot of trouble, but he’s heart had been taken by a girl who named Katrina. Katrina Van Tassel…
FICTION CARD REPORT
Student Name: Jenna Normandin
Story Title and Year Published: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1891)
Author, and years lived: Ambrose Bierce, (1814-1914?)
Historical, cultural, and/or political contexts affecting this author and his/her work: With distinction, Ambrose Bierce served in the Union Army during the Civil War, with his rank rising up to a major. His experiences in the war had a major impact on his writing.
Central Character, with brief description: Peyton…
that there is a stack of blocks on the ground built up like a tower. Andrew knocks over some blocks. Andrew says that the blocks are an elevator, going to grandma’s house. Edward agrees and says that grandma’s house is on a hill. Edward begins to point out where blocks need to go to be grandma’s house. Edward makes blocks stack like a house. Edward continues to make block structures and tell the Andrew and the viewer what they are. Andrew also is making structures with blocks but is less vocal.
next lover I would like to discuss is Marcus Lattimore also referred to as the Sweet Sunday Man. While Bhin is under the employment of GertudeStein he receives another job offer to come cook for a man on Sunday’s who attended a party of sorts at the house and was impressed by his cooking, particularly his desserts. When Bhin is deciding on the menu he is told to keep the dessert simple, it is here that we see Bhin use food again as an analogy for romance. “A soufflé is most definitely out of the question…
Fengshui and Architecture
—A study exploring the impacts Fengshui has on Architecture—
Ho-wai Wilfred Leung
International Baccalaureate Extended Essay
The study of fengshui is a unique element of the Chinese culture. Today, its influence
reaches the western hemisphere. The complexity in fengshui concepts and
methodologies cannot be easily and fully understood. This mystical nature of fengshui
led many scientists into labeling it a “fake” science. Western experts had used
Austin Harris English III Honors An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Questions 3 April 2013 Making Meanings 1. The story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge ends abruptly. After eloquently depicting the gentlemen Peyton Farquhar’s escape to freedom, one would believe that the man did escape through a sort of miracle and was lucky enough to be in the arms of his wife again. The story is cut short when the reader learns that the man did not escape and that he was merely day dreaming…
southwestern US, especially one
consisting of multistoried adobe houses built by the Pueblo people.
federation 10.a group of states with a central government but independence in
11. Q:why did asians cross the land bridge to the americas A:they crossed a bridge
called beringia, or bering straight.
it was created during the ice age when glaciers trapped so much water that the
ocean levels dropped. a bridge of land, now called beringia, appeared where the