I climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge!
The Sydney Harbour Bridge was built in 1932 and it spans Port Jackson commonly called Sydney Harbour. The Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world. The bridge is one of the longest single span arch bridges in the world. It is 503m/1650ft long. 134m/440ft high and 49m/161ft wide. The widest in the world. 8 lanes of traffic, 2 train tracks, a cycle track and a pedestrian walkway.
It is widely known as one of the most beautiful harbours. So after bragging about the beautiful Sydney Harbour, I will get on with my story.
My daughters (Sonya and Carol) bought me a ticket to clinb the bridge for my 70th birthday a few weeks ago, when we were in Sydney but we didn't have a day free to do it then. So on Saturday I flew to Sydney, Bernie picked up me and his parents from Melbourne. Carol and David came for dinner too. I stayed overnight at Carol's.
|The ladders not us|
First up you walk through the pylons, through "the squeeze" and then up four steep ladders to get from under the road to the top arch. That was the hardest part, after that it was fairly easy going up to the flags.
|Carol, Sonya, Helen and me at the start of the arch.|
|The views were spectacular the wind was cold 9*C/40*F|
This was our group celebrating reaching the top. The first two were Aussies, then us four from Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and LA. The last of the group were from USA.
|On the way down in our fashion garments.|
|My two wonderful daughters with their old mum on the bridge |
with the Sydney CBD/downtown as a backdrop.
You can watch a short video of the climb here.