The World List of Tangibles of Tourist Attraction
The Sydney Harbor Bridge is a bridge across Sydney Harbor that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbor, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of Sydney, and Australia itself. The bridge is nicknamed "The Coathanger" because of its arch-based design.
Under the direction of Dr John Bradfield of the NSW Department of Public Works, the bridge was designed and built by the British firm Dorman Long and Co Ltd of Middlesbrough and opened in 1932. The Bridge's design was influenced by the Hell Gate Bridge in New York City. It is the sixth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world and the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 m (440 ft) from top to water level. It was also the world's widest long-span bridge, at 48.8 m (160 ft) wide, until the construction of the new Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver was completed in 2012.
Location: Sydney, Australia
The year of entering to the World List of Tourist Attractions: 2018