Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney

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#Bridge, #Landmark, #Must See
With its long arch rising 134 m (440 ft) above the glimmering blue waters of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge stands as the world's tallest steel-arch bridge. Nicknamed "The Coathanger" by locals, the bridge itself forms an impressive site with a giant steel arch extending from one massive granite-faced pylon to another. It connects downtown Sydney to the North Shore for cars, trains, bicycles, and pedestrians. When you cross it, you'll be rewarded with outstanding views of the Sydney skyline and Sydney Opera House. You can walk across the bridge for free or take the Bridge Climb to the top of the arch if you're feeling adventurous. Work out when and for how long to visit Sydney Harbour Bridge and other Sydney attractions using our handy Sydney road trip tool .
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  • Sailed under this bridge a few times and saw it from the harbour. An iconic symbol of the city combined with the nearby Opera house.  more »
  • fantastic climb up over the bridge, wonderful experience apart from the view, the guide was very knowledgable, got some really good facts about the bridge, nice sunny day wonderful views, also has a g...  more »
  • Had considered doing the bridge climb but didn’t have time so just walked over it from one side to the other. You get a great view. It’s all caged in for safety so photos aren’t great. Looks like you’...  more »
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  • A great adventure for just about everyone! Yes, it's quite a climb, yes it's high (134 meters), but it's doable for anyone with a minimal physical condition. Much consideration is taken to ensure your safety, and the instructions are clear. And my 85 year old father made the trip just fine! Our climb guide (Kevin) looked after us well and made sure everyone was fine and any queries were answered. About 4 times, the tour (max 14 people) holds a break, allowing you to relax and enjoy the amazing views. The climb is mainly on normal easy steps, but does include 4 ladders up, and at the end 4 ladders, down. At the top of the bridge, the guide takes time to take pictures of you and your friends, which you can purchase later. Note that you are not allowed to take your own camera with you - you leave your personal belongings in a locker before you depart for the climb. We went during the day, but when you're ok to make a very early start, you can opt to book the sunrise tour. You then leave before sunrise and watch the sun come up. Enjoy!
  • Top notch. Does everything a bridge should: spans over water, provides great views, allows both vehicles and pedestrians to cross. Premium features include handrails, photo opportunities and excellent lighting, currently being upgraded to increase the level of art deco. Highly recommended for tourists but it inspires even locals like me.
  • We went up the pylon and walked across the bridge. We got a great view of the Opera House and it was a wonderful experience. For us, doing the pylon and walking across the bridge was perfect. We did not need to do the really expensive tour walking across the top.
  • The area around the bridge has a very colonial feel to it, with lots of historical buildings from the reign of Victoria. Lots of interesting shops and a huge choice of bars, cafes and restaurants to suit every taste. You can take the walk way onto the bridge and if your feeling fit climb the towers that hold the structure of the bridge together. It is about 200 steps to the top and a charge of $15. Well worth the effort as the views are spectacular from the top so be sure to take your camera.
  • Bridges don't excite me. I've seen many bridges around the world and honestly it's nothing really spectacular. If it was a gigantic draw bridge and it opened while I was there then I would be this is something everyone has to see in their life...but it doesn't and it didn't. So this is a 2 because some people love bridges and think it's the most amazing thing in the world.

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