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The bridge challenge

This interactive challenges students to select the most appropriate bridge design for four different sites including considering size, shape and building materials. The interactive is supported with information on the basics of bridge design.

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Design a bridge

Do you know what civil engineers do? They design and build structures for our built environments - including bridges. Watch this video to find out what civil engineers must take into consideration when building bridges.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

This sequence of four learning activities examines the design and construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Students view alternate designs that were not chosen and explore the reasons behind this decision. In the final activity students identify reasons why the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a symbol of Sydney and consider ...

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'Southern Cross' above Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1931

This is a 1931 gelatin silver-toned composite photograph measuring 32 cm x 25.5 cm, produced by Hall and Co. It shows Charles Kingsford Smith's monoplane, the 'Southern Cross', flying over the partially constructed Sydney Harbour Bridge, escorted by a biplane. The view is from the north-west, probably McMahons Point, and ...