Datebook: March 19 - Sydney Harbour Bridge Opens 80 Years Ago

Mar 19, 2012

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge connecting Sydney's central business district and the North Shore. Neighboring the harbor and the nearby Sydney Opera House, it's an iconic image for Sydney and Australia. According to the 2004 edition of The Guinness World Records, it is the world's widest long-span bridge. It's also the fifth-longest spanning-arch bridge in the world, and the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 440 feet from top to water level. The bridge is nicknamed "The Coat-Hanger" because of it's arch-based design.

It’s Monday, March 19


Blood drives will be held tomorrow and Wednesday from 1 to 5 PM at Briggs & Stratton in Murray.  The Murray-Calloway County Hospital Blood Donor Center is in need of all blood types, especially O-Negative and O-Positive Blood.  For more information, contact the Blood Donor Center at 762-1119.


Tickets are on sale now for an Empty Bowls Project Fundraiser to be held on April 14 at Marshall County High School.  This event is part of an international grassroots effort to fight hunger.  $15 tickets purchase lunch from Marshall County restaurants and catering services.  Bowls are available in exchange for a cash donation. Purchase tickets by calling 205-0223.


The American Cancer Society is recruiting men and women across the US to participate in a research study about cancer prevention.  Participants must be between the ages of 30 and 65 and must have never been diagnosed with cancer. There’s more information about joining the study at


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