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I'll have to concede I relied on an Australian chauvinist media source.  At 509m for the arch, it is clearly not the longest steel arch, but it seems (see the Wikipedia entry) it is the widest and possibly tallest.

I like the quote attributed to James A Michener (previous link):

To get on in Australia, you must make two observations. Say, "You have the most beautiful bridge in the world" and "They tell me you trounced England again in the cricket." The first statement will be a lie. Sydney Bridge [sic] is big, utilitarian and the symbol of Australia, like the Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower. But it is very ugly. No Australian will admit this.


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by canberra boy (canberraboy1 at gmail dot com) on Wed Mar 21st, 2007 at 07:20:51 AM EST
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