There are few iconic landmarks in Sydney more recognizable than the Sydney Harbour Bridge. As a lifelong Sydneysider, I’ve crossed the bridge many times, but none quite as memorable as the time I crossed with my two little boys.
We started our journey in Milsons Point, on the north side of the bridge. From here, we had a fantastic view of the harbour and the Opera House. But the boys were more interested in the bridge itself. They were fascinated by the structure and the idea of walking over the sea.
As we started our ascent, they were practically bouncing with excitement. The views were breathtaking, and we paused several times to take it all in and we stopped to take some photos of the harbour and the city skyline.
As we reached the halfway point of the bridge, we could see Circular Quay and the Opera House in the distance. The boys were thrilled at the prospect of walking all the way to the other side, and we started to pick up the pace.
The boys were fascinated by the history of the bridge and how it was built. We explained to them that it took eight years to construct and was opened in 1932. They loved hearing stories of the bridge's construction, including how workers would use pneumatic drills to dig through the rock.
Finally, we arrived at the south end of the bridge, at Circular Quay. The boys were ecstatic – they had walked all the way across the bridge, and the views had been amazing. We spent some time exploring Circular Quay, taking in the sights and sounds of the city.
As we made our way back across the harbour by ferry, the boys were still buzzing with excitement from their adventure. They chatted non-stop about the bridge, and we could tell that they were proud of themselves for crossing such an iconic landmark.