The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel bridge that stretches over Sydney Harbour in Australia. The bridge which was completed in 1932, allows for the crossing of cars, trains and pedestrians from the central business district on one side to the North Shore area of the city on the other side.
The bridge was designed and built by a British company ‘Dorman Long and Co’ after being commissioned by the NSW Department of Public Works. It is the tallest steel arched bridge in the world, standing at 134 metres. The bridge is iconic due to it being featured heavily for the New Years firework displays.
The bridge is situated at Sydney Harbour and is hard to miss. You can walk from most city centre locations to the harbour area and will be able to take in the city on your way. By bus, take the 400, 333 or M52. By train, take the train to Circular Quay which is a short walk.
Opening Times and Admission
The bridge is free to access on foot and you can walk across it in the pedestrianised area in both directions. By Car, a toll may exist on the southbound carriage. Trains also cross the bridge to and from the North Side into the city. A popular way of seeing the bridge is to climb it, the tours run daily depending on the weather and allow people to walk across the steel frame of the bridge; the climbs costs 168$ per person and can be booked online.