The Harbour Bridge is often referred to as the coat hanger. The Harbour Bridge in Sydney was first opened in 1932, it took nine years to build and it remains one of the longest single span bridges in the world and is the world’s largest steel arch bridge.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge can support up to 8 lanes of traffic and can accommodate up to 50,000 vehicles a day. It also includes a railway line and a pedestrian walkway. The Sydney Harbour Bridge offers a walking experience called the BridgeClimb where you can walk over the bridge in groups. This walk is a great way to see the city from high above.
The bridge connects the city to the North Shore. Every New Year’s Eve, fireworks are set off from the bridge at 9 p.m. and midnight, making it one of the most spectacular New Year’s celebrations in the world.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is accessible by car, train, bicycle, or on foot. The entrance to the bridge on foot is above The Rocks, or close to the Milsons Point train station at the other end of the bridge. One of the pylons, which is closest to the city, houses a museum about the bridge.
Address: Pedestrian access from (North) Milsons Point train station or (South) The Rocks; Pedestrian access on the eastern side of the bridge (facing Sydney Opera House); Bicycle access on the western side of the bridge (facing inner harbor)
Attraction: Pylon Lookout
The south east pylon (the pylon closest to the Sydney Opera House) is the Pylon Lookout where visitors can discover the history of the bridge and have a view of the harbour and the city.
Opens from 10.00am to 5.00pm daily, closed on Christmas Day
Admission fee is payable for Pylon Lookout