Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia
Visit the largest steel Arch bridge in the world !
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Mar - May, Sep - Nov
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About Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge has remained a major tourist attraction in the city of Sydney for over a century now. It is an arch steel bridge across the Sydney Harbour that was built in 1932. It was built under the direction of Dr. John Bradfield and designed by the British firm Dorman Long and Co. Ltd. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is nicknamed the “Coat Hanger” due to its arch design. The bridge has original traffic lanes running across it and a bicycle track in the western side. It also has an additional two lanes of track that was used by trams eastern side and two railway tracks between the main roadway and bicycle path. The bridge is one of the most photographed places in Sydney and one of the most recognizable places in Australia. The bridge is famous for Sydney Harbour Bridge climb and hundred of people climb to the top of the bridge every day on the Sydney Harbour Bridge tour. The monument has remained as a focal point of tourism in Australia. Sydney Harbour Bridge tourism employs about 100 permanent employees and local tourist guides. The bridge earns about $80 million in toll alone. The construction of the bridge started in October 1928, and the bridge’s construction took around 41 months before in was completed in March 1932.
The significance of Sydney Harbour Bridge:
The bridge is the eighth longest arch bridge in the world and the highest arch bridge in the world with a height of about 134 meters from the surface. The bridge was built at the cost of about 6.25 million pounds which would cost about $300 million in today’s money. There is a tourist observation tower in the south pylon, and the bridge climb is one of the tourist attractions in Sydney. The bridge has undergone restoration many times in its lifespan and is one of the most neatly maintained bridges in the world. The walk over the Sydney Harbour Bridge is important and must do things in Sydney. The tourism sector in Sydney is widely dependent on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and it was the only major monument in the city until the construction of the Sydney Opera House.
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FAQ's of Sydney
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There is no fee for visiting the bridge. There are only tolls and fee for climbing the bridge.
It is open at specific times when there is harsh weather or gusts.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened on March 19, 1932.
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