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The ANZAC Bridge opened in 1995 and was formerly the Glebe Island Bridge.

It was named ANZAC Bridge as a war memorial to the ANZACs (Australian & New Zealand Army Corps) who fought bravely for their countries in WWI, WWII and later conflicts. There are 2 bronze statues of soldiers at the western end of the Bridge, sculptured by NZ artist Alan Somerville.

The Australian flag flies on the east pylon, the New Zealand flag on the western pylon (the one closest in the photo).

It is the longest cable-stayed bridge in Australia, with a main deck length of 805 metres, including a 345 metre span between the towers.

The two 128 metre towers support 128 cables.

It is amongst the longest concrete cable-stayed bridges in the world.

It can be seen from many of the city's inner suburbs.
Eight lanes wide. The bridge provides a link from the Sydney CBD to the inner west and western suburbs.

The image: I was driving home from work opn Monday. The tragedy of the bushfires in Victoria was constantly on the radio and on my mind. I saw that flags everywhere were at half-mast and so took a detour to get this shot.

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