Harbour Bridge
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The Sydney Harbor Bridge

The Sydney Harbor Bridge is one of Australia’s most well known and photographed land marks.

It is the world’s largest (but not the longest) steel arch bridge with top of the bridge standing 134 meters above the harbor.

Fondly known by the locals as the coat hanger, the Sydney harbor bridge celebrated its 70th birthday in 2002, with its official opening in March 1932.

The Sydney harbor bridge construction started in 1924 and took 1400 men eight years to build at a cost of $4.2 million.

It carries eight traffic lanes and two rail lines, one in each direction, but at the time of its construction the two Easter lanes were tram tracks, later it was converted to road traffic when Sydney closed down its tram s system in 1950s.

Now these days every time you pass the bridge by car you must pay $3.00, only one way of course, return is free.

This money is spent on roads and traffic and other road problems in Australia.

When the bridge opened it cost a horse and rider three pence and a car six pence to cross. Bicycle across special lane and walk across the bridge is free as well.

Bridge claiming started in 1998 and attracts so many tourists and locals alike to climb the monument, after climbing through cat walks an up ladders and stairs, the view is absolutely breathtaking, there are days, twilight, and night climbs and group of twelve will leave for a climb every ten minutes, the safety precautions taken include a blood alcohol reading and climb simulator, which shows the climbers the climbing details conditions that might be experienced on the bridge.