The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a symbol of Australia. It crosses one of the most beautiful harbours in the world and is a striking feature of Sydney’s skyline.
Opened in 1932, it is the world’s largest (but not longest) steel-arch bridge. Loved by the locals, the Bridge is at the heart of Sydney celebrations such as the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks and the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games announcement.
- Known to the locals as ‘the coathanger’
- Hotly debated by Australians as to whether the Bridge, or the Sydney Opera House, is the #1 icon of Sydney
- Paul Hogan was once employed as a rigger on the Bridge
- It is sturdy, but not stationary. The Bridge can rise or fall by 18cm due to heating and cooling.
Check out these websites for more information about the Bridge:
City of Sydney