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The Sydney Harbour Bridge


The Sydney Harbour Bridge is an iconic Australian landmark.

It is a steel ‘through arch’ bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district and the North Shore

The bridge is the world’s largest (but not longest as that’s the New River Gorge in the USA) steel arch bridge, and, in its beautiful harbour location, has become a renowned international symbol of Australia.

At one time actor and comedian Paul Hogan (Crocodile Dundee) was a rigger on the bridge before finding fame and fortune.

In June 1976, the one-billionth vehicle crossed the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The first 500 million crossings took over 33 years while the second 500 million took less than 11 years.

It took 1,400 workers nine years to build. Repainting it uses 30,000 litres of paint and takes 10 years. Once finished, it’s time to start again.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge Under Construction

And if you're ever in Oz then you have to do the bridge walk.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge

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