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.
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.
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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