There are places of which we never tire seeing or visiting again and again. Sydney does it for me! Totally!
It’s vibrant heartbeat and constant state of alertness is energising.
Standing at Circular Quay looking across to the Sydney Harbour Bridge will always fill me with awe.
Construction of this incredible engineering achievement took six years and was opened 19th March, 1932.
Interesting facts about the bridge, sometimes referred to as The Coathangar.
- 1, 400 workers were involved in the construction of this landmark feature of Sydney Harbour
- 6, 000, 000 rivets were hand-popped in its construction
- 95, 000 cubic metres of concrete were poured in its construction
- 17, 000 metres of granite facings were fixed to the pylon and pier facings
- 272,000 litres of ain’t were used
- in 1950 32,000 vehicles crossed the bridge each day
- The initial toll was 6 pence (5 cents) for a vehicle and 3 pence (2 cents) for a horse and rider
- it is the centre piece of the New Years fireworks display to which tens of thousands flock each year and millions watch in the comfort of their homes on the telly.
Is there a favourite place you visit of which you feel you will never grow tired?