In our world today, there are many parameters used in the measurement of things. Popular ones amongst these include weight, height, length. Width and so on. Each of these has its significance to a particular item and how it affects the overall appearance.
Have you ever wondered what things are as long as 40 meters? Well, this piece seeks to answer your question by giving you a range of things to keep your eyes peeled for. Stay tuned to this piece to learn more about things that are 40 meters long!
1. Ha’Penny Bridge
The Ha’penny Bridge is a pedestrian bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland, built in 1816. Located in Shropshire, England, the bridge is made of cast iron. 27,000 pedestrians were using the bridge daily in 2001, and a structural survey indicated the bridge needed to be renovated.
Repairs and renovations were carried out during 2001, and the bridge was reopened in December 2001 in its original white color.
Due to a maintenance and damage risk, Dublin City Council removed several love locks from the Ha’penny Bridge and nearby Millennium Bridge in 2012 and asked people not to add to them. Also, approximately 300 kg of locks were removed from the bridge in 2013, and notices asking people not to lock their bicycles there were added. Ha’Penny Bridge still retained its length of 40 meters to date.
Dinosaurs (clade Dinosauria) are large reptiles that first appeared in the Middle Triassic Epoch approximately 245 million years ago and lived for about 180 million years around the world. Many species of these creatures died at the end of the Cretaceous Period, about 66 million years ago, but evidence indicates one group evolved into a bird about 155 million years ago.
Dinosaurs have a very firm physique. There are many variations in size among dinosaurs, ranging from tiny hummingbirds to the extinct titanosaurs that could weigh up to 100 kilograms. Our concern here is the longest dinosaur that weighed 40 meters.
3. Bluenose Mast
During the early 1920s, the Nova Scotia, Canada-built schooner Bluenose was used for fishing and racing. Under the command of Angus Walters and a celebrated racing ship and fishing vessel, Bluenose became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia in the 1930s and an important Canadian symbol in the 1940s, serving as a vessel for fishing until she was wrecked in 1946. Later, a replica, Bluenose II, was built in 1963 in her honor as the “Queen of the North Atlantic”.
The vessel’s beam measured 8.2 meters (26 ft 11 in) and her depth was 4.85 meters (15 ft 11 in). The sail area of the schooner was 930 square meters (10,000 sq ft). Our concern here is the Bluenose’s mainmast which was 40 meters long, while its foremast was 33.3 meters long.
4. Chicago Water Tower
During the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the Chicago Water Tower was one of the few buildings to survive. Located on Chicago’s famed “Magnificent Mile” of Michigan Avenue, the limestone structure is among the most iconic buildings along the road and named after nearby Water Tower Place, a 74-story skyscraper and shopping mall.
The Water Tower houses the standpipe and was designed by William Boyington who also designed the pumping works building on Michigan Avenue (then Pine Street). During that time, yellow Joliet limestone was a very popular building material in the city. The Chicago Tower’s design is about 40 meters long.
5. Two Tennis Courts
Tennis courts are usually around 20 meters long making enough room for players to toss the ball on both sides of the court using their bats. Tennis courts have different terrains like grass, mud and so on. If one tennis court is 20 meters long, then two will be an aggregate of exactly 40 – 43 meters long.
6. Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is recognized as an international symbol of freedom and democracy due to its gift of friendship from the French to the Americans. In 1886, the Statue of Liberty was formally dedicated. In 1924, it was made a National Monument. The National Park Service has been caring for this colossal copper statue since 1933.
It became a symbol of welcome to immigrants arriving by sea and an icon of freedom and the United States after its dedication. The statue has a vivid presence and is 40 meters long.
7. Genghis Khan Statue
Located in the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, the Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue is the world’s tallest equestrian statue standing at 40 meters (130 feet) tall. It is located on the bank of the Tuul River, 54 kilometers east of Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, where he is reputed to have found a golden whip.
The statue is pointed toward the east, in the direction of the place where he was born. It is located on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex.
He designed it with architect J. Enkhjargal and sculptor D. Erdenebileg and architect J. Enkhjargal and it was installed in 2008. Visitors walk through the horse’s chest and neck to the head, from which they have a panoramic view. The statue is 40 meters long from the ground.
8. Great Sendai Earthquake
The Great Sendai Earthquake, also known as the Great Tohoku Earthquake, was a severe natural disaster that occurred in northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. Several large tsunami waves struck many coastal areas of Japan but were triggered by a powerful earthquake off the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan’s largest island, causing extensive destruction on land and in the Tōhoku region (northeastern Honshu). This earthquake rose to a height of 40 meters at the time.
The dimension of stuff has been an interest of mine ever since I was a child. What I believe is most fascinating about the dimension of stuff is how extremely long, tall and wide some objects are both on earth and in the universe.