One of Sydney's most famous landmarks, the Harbour Bridge (known
locally as the 'Coat Hanger') was completed in 1932 after claiming
16 lives during its construction. The bridge spans the 1,600-foot
(500m) gap from the north to the south shore, which was previously
only accessible by ferry, and accommodates pedestrian walkways, two
railway lines and an eight-lane road. Visitors can experience the
bridge in an adventurous way by climbing to the top as part of an
organised group for breathtaking views and a feeling of personal
achievement. For the less daring 200 steps lead to the Pylon
Lookout for equally fantastic views at 285 feet (87m) above the
water, with three levels of exhibits on the way up depicting the
history and construction of the bridge.
Address: BridgeClimb starts at 5 Cumberland Street, The Rocks.
E Website: www.bridgeclimb.com Telephone: BridgeClimb: (0 Opening Time: Pylon Lookout: daily 10am to 5pm. BridgeClimb
operates daily at 10-minute intervals from early morning to
evening Admission: Day climb A$198 (adults) and A$138 (children), Night
climb A$188 (adults) and A$128 (children); all twilight climbs are
A$268 (A$188 for children). These are standard rates, peak season
rates apply between 27 December and 3 January
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