2. Both the Bayonne Bridge and the Sydney Harbour Bridge Were Modeled after NYC’s Hell Gate Bridge
The Hell Gate Bridge, with a newer paint job than now
New York City’s Hell Gate Bridge, which carries Amtrak trains, was built between 1912 and 1916. It stretches between Astoria and Randall’s Island and was acclaimed for its size. Both the Bayonne Bridge and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which began construction in 1923, were modeled after the Hell Gate Bridge. However, the Hell Gate and the Sydney Harbour use “I” beams to support the main floor beams and to hold up the road deck. Only the Bayonne uses suspender ropes as the load on the Bayonne is not as great.