The Sydney Harbour Bridge, also affectionately known as the ‘Coathanger’, was opened on March 19th 1932 by Premier Jack Lang, after six years of construction. Made of steel the bridge contains 6 million hand driven rivets. The surface area that requires painting is equal to about the surface area of 60 sports fields. The Bridge has huge hinges to absorb the expansion caused by the hot Sydney sun. You will see them on either side of the bridge at the footings of the Pylons.
“We arrived at 7:30am, we didn’t expect to get a room that early. However they let us shower, gave us vast amounts of coffee to keep us awake after our long journey, and were full of advice. To arrive in Australia and be treated so well set the whole mood for our holiday, “The Harbour Rocks” rocks in our opinion, a great way to start Australia.”