The Sydney Harbour Bridge Australia

The Sydney Harbour Bridge Australia

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the most famous attractions in Sydney Australia. Towering 134 meters above the harbour waters, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the tallest steel bridge in the world, known as the ‘Coathanger’. The bridge is after nearly ten years of hard work, with the labor of over 1,400 men and was opened on March 19th 1932 by Premier Jack Lang

It is a longish walk to get to the base of the Pylon and then there are 200 steps to the top. Walkers can cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge on either the eastern or western side. The eastern (CBD) bridge end is located at Millers Point in The Rocks area, and the western end at Milsons Point in the lower North Shore area. It carries six lanes of road traffic on its main roadway, while on its eastern side are two lanes of road traffic. Both walkways are fenced with steel and wire and perfectly safe but you’ll want to bring along some cash.There is a bridge toll of a few dollars, but the ride back north is free Entry for adults is now $10, kids between 8 and 12 years 5 dollars and under 8 years its free. Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world’s largest (but not longest as that the New River Gorge in the USA) steel arch bridge, and, in its beautiful harbour location, has become a well-known international representation of Australia.

Before it opened, its entire length was crammed with railway carriages, trams and buses to test its capability to support a total traffic jam. It was planned to endure winds of 200 kilometers an hour, which are cyclonic in force and have never been recorded in Sydney.

The climb is open to anyone over 12 years who is fit enough to handle some steep climbs on metal steps and can handle with heights. There are about 200 steps to the lookout, which is sufficient of a challenge for some on. Whether you journey across the bridge, or just view it from afar, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is positively worth a glance.