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"Coat Hanger"

A cache by Philma Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/19/2005
1.5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is known locally as the "Coat Hanger" is one of Sydney's most famous landmarks. Completed in 1932. the construction of the bridge was an economic feat as well as an engineering triumph. Construction on the bridge began in December, 1926. The foundations, which are 12 metres (39 feet) deep, are set in sandstone. Anchoring tunnels are 36 metres (118 feet) long and dug into rock at each end. Construction on the arch began in November, 1929. It was built in halves with steel cable restraints initially supporting each side. The arch spans 503 metres (1650 feet) and supports the weight of the bridge deck, with hinges at either end bearing the bridge's full weight and spreading the load to the foundations. The hinges allow the structure to move as the steel expands and contracts in response to wind and changes in temperatures. A stroll across "The Coat Hanger" is good exercise and your rewarded with stunning views of the harbour. Entry to the cache location is from the pedestrian walkway on the Harbour Bridge. You can get to the walkway via the stairs in Cumberland Street, The Rocks, or from near Milsons Point Station on the north side. If you're coming from the north side you must cross the bridge. If you enter from Cumberland Street you will find the cache before you reach the bridge. The idea of this cache is to get you onto the bridge to enjoy the views. So please if you come from the south side make the effort and walk the bridge, you'll enjoy it.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre gur terl EFW arne gur raq bs gur terra srapr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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