Bridge Restoration

Find out about upgrades and renewal projects happening on the Bridge and around the BridgeClimb Base.


As proud custodians of the iconic arches, we work together with Transport for NSW on the continual upgrade and maintenance of the heritage-listed Sydney Harbour Bridge, to conserve this incredible piece of history for generations to come.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is listed as a place of outstanding significance on the Australian National Heritage List. It is considered one of the world's greatest arch bridges and one of Australia's best known landmarks. It is an engineering masterpiece and its construction represented a pivotal step towards the development of modern Sydney. 

From time to time Transport for NSW will conduct various upgrade projects on the Bridge and around the BridgeClimb Base to conserve and restore state heritage assets for future generations. Details of current projects can be found below.

heritage window restoration project

NOVEMBER 2022 - MAY 2024

The NSW Government through Transport for NSW (TfNSW) will be replacing approximately 3,000 windows at the BridgeClimb Base on Cumberland Street in The Rocks. The building is heritage listed and the work is being done in accordance with the Sydney Harbour Bridge Conservation Management Plan.

This work involves:

  • repairing steel window frames which have been damaged by rust
  • replacing all glass windows with safety glass
  • repainting structural steel
  • cleaning the exterior of the building

How will this work affect you when visiting BridgeClimb?

Your visit to BridgeClimb won't be impacted by this work. You will see some scaffolding around the Base and workers outside. There may be trucks parked outside BridgeClimb at times, however this will not impact parking or traffic flow on Cumberland Street. 

CI Australia as the project manager for TfNSW and Planned Group the principal contractor are working with BridgeClimb to minimise disruption to operations by this important heritage project.

Like all construction projects there will be from time to time some noise and paint odour, all of these are constantly monitored to ensure safety is maintained with acoustic suppression and ventilation of the construction project key features of the works.

As the Bridge marches towards 100 years, it is vital this piece of preservation is done to maintain this iconic structure and ensure no damage occurs to the fabric of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.