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Is it Worth Climbing the Syndey Habour Bridge?

The Syndey Habour Bridge, is one of Australia’s most famous landmarks. It is nicknamed “The Coathanger” due to its arch-based design. It stands 134 metres above the Syndey harbour, and is the world’s largest (but not the longest) steel arch bridge. Tourists and locals have the opportunity to climb to the top of this bridge with an organization named Bridge Climb.

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We had only one day left in Australia and we were still on the fence of whether we should climb the bridge. It was a rainy day, and this adventure was extremely costly. It was about $220 per person for the climb. After some contemplating, we finally decided perhaps it would be worth the experience. We had never before climbed to the top of a bridge. Thus, although we were not absolutely confident about our decision, we figured it might be fun to climb such an incredible bridge and see the city from a different perspective.

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It was a poor decision. Our climbing experience was mediocre. It was a very slow and uneventful climb, not very thrilling. Of course the weather really didn’t help much either. Even though the views of Syndey from the iconic bridge were interesting, the cost of this adventure was definitely not worth it.