It's about one-and-three-tenths times as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
In other words, 240.60 spans is 1.28 times the length of Ha'Penny Bridge, and the length of Ha'Penny Bridge is 0.781 times that amount.(a.k.a. Droichead na Leathphingine, a.k.a. Liffey Bridge, a.k.a. Droichead na Life, f.k.a. Wellington Bridge) (Quay of Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar Neighborhood, Dublin, Ireland)
The Ha'Penny Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, measures 188 spans in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.
It's about seven-tenths as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
In other words, 240.60 spans is 0.72 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 1.4 times that amount.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 330 spans. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about three-fifths as tall as The Statue of Liberty
In other words, 240.60 spans is 0.5915 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 1.691 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 406.80 spans including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about three-fifths as tall as Big Ben
In other words, 240.60 spans is 0.57 times the height of Big Ben, and the height of Big Ben is 1.8 times that amount.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 420 spans. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about half as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch
In other words, 240.60 spans is 0.524 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 1.91 times that amount.(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 459 spans (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 460 spans, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about half as long as a Football field
In other words, 240.60 spans is 0.50125 times the length of a Football field, and the length of a Football field is 1.99501 times that amount.(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 480 spans from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 40 spans farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about two times as long as Baseball base distances
In other words, 240.60 spans is 2.01 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 0.49875 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 120 spans. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.