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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  • The Sydney Harbour Bridge is iconic structure in the heart of the picturesque harbour. A wander around Circular Quay to the Opera House allows you to take in the magnificence of the bridge in all its ...  more »
  • Came in from Qatar to meet some adventurous friends from the USA who just HAD to climb the bridge. Despite my mild fear of heights, this was not bad at all. The leaders did a great job of assuring saf...  more »
  • Want to see amazing views and have an incredible timE. It was fabulous. I loved it, so did my parents , the photos are great too  more »
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  • This place deserves to be the world wonder. So beautiful. It is much bigger than the original bridge in New York - the Hell Gate. All tourists should try to walk across it. So beautiful.
  • Take time to enjoy the history, the culture and even the infrastructure of this magnificent bridge. Ride across it, drive it, take a train- but the next way across is by foot! A real experience that should be enjoyed for sure.
  • Great sight of the Sydney Harbour. We didn't do the walk on the top of it. But you can just walk over it to get to the north part of Sydney by yourself. It is still definitely worth the time.
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge is an iconic structure similar to the Eiffel tower of Paris. These icons symbolize the heart and spirit of the people they represent. I have seen the bridge from afar on a boat to/from Manley, under the bridge from the cruise ship HA Amsterdam, in a Big Bus tour bus but regret to say I did not walk nor climb to the top of the bridge due to some physical limitation. Impressive, colossal and inspiring are the words I can think of when I say Sydney Harbour bridge.
  • Had a lovely walk to the middle of the bridge just after sunset and back, from circular quay. Beautiful views of the city and opera House lit up at night. There is a lift up to the pedestrian walkway now. It was very windy and pretty busy on the walkway but completely safe from falls and traffic. Definitely worth a walk.
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