"Sydney Harbour Bridge" Harbour Bridge Tip by dracko
Harbour Bridge, Sydney: 208 reviews and 336 photos
Now, it just wouldn't be right to have a Sydney page without a tip for the Harbour Bridge. So here's my contribution to the dozens that already exist. Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the more recognizable bridges in the world and it's rare that you will see a sweeping photo of Sydney anywhere without the bridge tucked in somewhere in there. And it is truly a magnificent bridge. It is very photogenic, and its giant sweeping arch earned it the affectionate nickname of the 'Coathanger.' Completed in 1932, it was built during the height of Great Depression and took 6 years to complete. It also provided much needed employment to many thousands of people from all over the country, as well as displace hundreds if not thousands of others whose homes had to be demolished to make room for the bridge. Amazingly, only 16 lives were lost during the construction.
While in the city, you owe it to yourself to familiarize yourself with the bridge a little better. You can walk across it, climb the South-Eastern pylon, and if you got money to burn, even do the Bridge Climb to the very top of the arch (see my tips on both of the latter options)
Directions: Big metal thing that connects the city to its Northern sprawl.
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