Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • photo of Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • photo of Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • photo of Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • photo of Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • photo of Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • photo of Sydney Harbour Bridge
LocationSydney, New South Wales, Australia
CrossesPort Jackson
Statusin use
Open1932
FunctionRoad bridge
ÅDT 2010160435 kjøretøyer
DesignArch bridge
Length1 149 m
Height134 m
Longest span503 m
Width49 m
See bridge in maps

Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia's most famous landmarks along with the Opera House. The bridge crosses the Port Jackson between Sydney's central business district and the North Shore.
A bridge had been planned long. After many years of debate on whether to build tunnel or bridge and several delays, started construction of the bridge first in 1924. It was the firm Dorman Long and Co Ltd of Middlesbrough from England who had the winning proposal. J.J.C. Bradfield was chief engineer for the bridge. It went with 52,800 tons of steel and 1,400 workers worked on the bridge. The bridge opened in 1932.
Sydney Harbour Bridge is 1,149 meters long and has a span of 503 meters making it the world's sixth largest arch bridge. The bridge has today 8 vehicle lanes and two rail lines.
Since 1998, it has been possible to climb over the bridge through BridgeClimb