The great Sydney Harbour Bridge – An iconic structure!

Among the massive manmade structures in Australia, The Sydney Harbour Bridge is certainly one of the most iconic structures. Read on to know more about this massive arched bridge.

Overview

Spanning over 1149 meters lengthwise the Sydney Harbour Bridge carries rail, vehicular and pedestrian traffic between Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The stunning bridge which is surrounded by the harbour and the Sydney Opera House is an icon of Sydney.

Architecture and facts

Influenced by the design of Hell Gate Bridge in New York City, The Bridge was designed by British firm Dorman Long and Co Ltd of Middlesbrough. It is the world’s sixth longest spanning-arch bridge and the tallest measuring 134 meters from sea level.

Construction

Proposals for building a bridge were started coming in as early as the year 1815 but the construction originally started in 1924 and was opened to the public on a Sunday, 19th March 1932 after 8 years of rigorous construction.

Visiting the bridge

You can visit the bridge easily from all most all the part of the city by taxi. The bridge is also surrounded by accommodation options the likes of Oaks On Castlereagh which is an apartment hotel in Sydney where you can plan your stay after a tiring day of exploration.

 

 

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Why Sydney is a Special Place – Explore Australia’s Best

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City View , Castlereagh Region, Sydney by Oaks Hotels

To experience all the good attractions, dining and entertainment in the New South Wales capital, look to book an apartment hotel Sydney during your visit. There are plenty of apartment hotels in convenient city locations including options like Oaks on Castlereagh.  When you’re in Sydney the thing that peers at you from most points is the Sydney Harbour Bridge, calling visitors and citizens alike to be awed by the city’s splendour.

The excellent public transport system in Sydney will take you to a beautiful spot on the beach or a natural bush area where you can take a walk amidst Australia’s wilderness or the plethora of fine dining and entertainment spots. The balmy weather in Sydney makes life a lot easier for its inhabitants and visitors. The weather, excellent public services, convenience and the peaceful and inclusive way of life of Sydney’s locals make it one of the most livable cities in the world.

To discover Sydney’s roots, visit The Rocks which happen to be the initial settlement point of the Europeans who changed Australia’s geo-political landscape and transformed the city. Wander around the chic art galleries, beautiful streets, fine dining restaurants and boutique stores where they sell a multitude of items.  At the Australian National Maritime Museum you can catch a glimpse of the nation’s maritime history including the means by which the nation sought to defend itself during the World War II.

Sydney’s quirks are as unique as they come. If you want to explore those and be a part of this world go to an underground party. They play, dance and eat in warehouses and undisclosed beaches.  It is no wonder that a nation as laidback and happy as Australia enjoy some of the best food in the world. They have some of the world’s best cuisines and offer delicious dishes at pubs and restaurants all around from dim sum to pad Thai, curries and Schnitzels.

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