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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a historic landmark that is visited by thousands of tourists every day.  Not only is it a way to get into the city centre, by car or train or even by walking across, but tours also allow people to climb to the very top of the structure.  There are a number of types of Bridge Climbs to choose from, ranging in duration from just over two hours to others that last three and a half hours.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Visitors get to see Sydney while standing on the very top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, at 134 metres above the water below.  “The Coat Hanger”, as it is nicknamed, measures in at 503 metres for the arch span’s length, the deck is 49 metres wide and the weight of the arch is 39,000 tonnes.  The bridge was completed in 1932, and it is one of the largest steel-arch bridges in the world.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

For special occasions, like New Year’s Eve, the bridge is turned into the centrepiece of a fireworks display.  The Sydney Harbour Bridge used to be where Paul Hogan, of Crocodile Dundee fame worked and his job was to paint the bridge. The Bradfield Highway is the road that goes over the bridge, and the Sydney Opera House is located nearby.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is close to the Rocks and views from each place are very different.

Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Rocks

Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Rocks

 

 

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