Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney

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With its long arch rising 134 m (440 ft) above the glimmering blue waters of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge stands as the world's tallest steel-arch bridge. Nicknamed "The Coathanger" by locals, the bridge itself forms an impressive site with a giant steel arch extending from one massive granite-faced pylon to another. It connects downtown Sydney to the North Shore for cars, trains, bicycles, and pedestrians. When you cross it, you'll be rewarded with outstanding views of the Sydney skyline and Sydney Opera House. You can walk across the bridge for free or take the Bridge Climb to the top of the arch if you're feeling adventurous. Work out when and for how long to visit Sydney Harbour Bridge and other Sydney attractions using our handy Sydney road trip tool.
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  • Walking across the Sydney Harbour Bridge is free and very easy to do. Obviously the bridge climb is the more glamorous option but if budget or time or vertigo does not allow, then walking is another.....  more
    Walking across the Sydney Harbour Bridge is free and very easy to do. Obviously the bridge climb is the more glamorous option but if budget or time or vertigo does not allow, then walking is another.....  more »
  • Bridge Climb was awesome, last time I did the summit only this time I did the ultimate climb My only problem was the tour guide / climb manager was NOT as good as the previous one. Do we really... 
    Bridge Climb was awesome, last time I did the summit only this time I did the ultimate climb My only problem was the tour guide / climb manager was NOT as good as the previous one. Do we really...  more »
  • Iconic bridge, great views when you take a ferry down the Sydney harbour. Part of the signature of Sydney definitely a must do 
    Iconic bridge, great views when you take a ferry down the Sydney harbour. Part of the signature of Sydney definitely a must do  more »
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  • Walking the length of the harbour bridge is a must if you are in Sydney
  • Absolutely essential for Sydney to thrive. Looks aesthetically pleasing as well. Definitely recommend a visit during new year's eve. Below are many beautiful pics I have saved over the years.
  • No words for this iconic place. The best time I found to visit Harbour is a weekend night (esp. Sat) and of course during VIVID. Simply love it!
  • A symbol of known Australia in Sydney. It is in the centre of Sydney so you can see it from various locations. We travelled in the ferry and pass under it several times. The great fire works of Sydney in the 31st December night to declare the new year is celebrated from this bridge.
  • What an awesome bridge. I love to walk across it whenever I get the chance. Back in the late 80s when it was only a $25 fine if you got caught climbing it, we used to jump the Cahill lane 8, swing around the barred gates and climb the steps and walk up top to spend late night Friday or Saturday nights sitting up the top of it drinking beers and having a chuff!

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