Science & Environment

The big Meccano set

Variously known as the "coathanger", the "steel ribbon" and the "big Meccano set", held together by 205,000 high tensile steel bolts and requiring over 15,000 litres of fresh paint every year, the Auckland Harbour Bridge serves more than 120,000 vehicles a day, and has become the city's most distinctive icon.

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