Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Sydney’s most famous landmarks. Completed in 1932, the construction of the bridge was an economic feat as well as an engineering triumph. Prior to the bridge being built, the only links between the city centre in the south and the residential north were by ferry or by a 20 kilometre (12½ mile) road route that involved five bridge crossings.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is known locally as the “Coat Hanger”, took eight years to build, including the railway line. The bridge was manufactured in sections on a site that is now occupied by Luna Park fun fair.