Nicknamed "The Coathanger" for its arched design, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is as synonymous with Australia as kangaroos. It took 1,400 workers eight years to build this architectural beauty, which opened in 1932. It hold several records, including the sixth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world, the tallest steel arch bridge, and, until 2012, the world's widest long-span bridge.
Today, it’s a major transport route for pedestrians, cyclists, cars and trains. Since 1998, adrenaline junkies have been able to climb the arches of the bridge (while safely harnessed in) on the BridgeClimb experience.
The Harbour Bridge is also a major part of the city’s New Year's Eve; since 1997, various images and words have been illuminated on the bridge using rope lights.