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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney
Categories: Bridges, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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. Using our custom trip planner, Sydney attractions like Sydney Harbour Bridge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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I watched a programme on the ABC television a few years ago about the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I remember it was not straight forward and was built in stages due to some problems. Th... read more »
Stunning Bridge across the harbor. One can get a better view from the ferry if you take one to Manly. Otherwise a walk to The Rocks and the Cruise Terminal will get you a better view. If you take a fe... read more »
Much cheaper than the Bridge Climb is the Harbour Bridge pylon climb, southern end, eastern side. Climbing steps to top outdoor area is well worth the effort. The real advantage is that you can take y... read more »
A beautiful landmark to have in the city just 15 minutes away. Great to look at over the harbour and doesn't look out of place or intrusive at all. NYE fireworks are stunning and walking across the bridge or climbing it mean amazing views. Attracts lots of tourists and for a very good reason! Definitely a must-see and worth a visit if you're ever in Sydney.
A must visit icon of Sydney. Probably the cheapest thing you can do in town. You can bike across the west side, walk on the east side or like everyone else drive/train your way across. The views are excellent, bring a camera
What can I say that hasn't been said before? Sugh a great landmark, usually parking available at Milsons Point. A lovely walk and a great view
Looks great from a distance. Nice view if you walk along it, especially of the Opera House. Walkers walk along the east side, while bike riders ride along the west side. If you do walk along it, you have to peer through a metal fence. This doesn't get in the way of taking nice photos, as you can wedge your camera between the fence gaps.
Beautiful landmark. I have to admit- I wasn't fussed prior to visiting, but seeing it in person, I appreciate the hard workmanship that's gone into it
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