The Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on March 19, 1932. It is a steel arch bridge that connects the Sydney central business district (CBD) to the North Shore. It extends acrossSydneyHarbourand is able to accommodate trains, cars, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic.
Construction on the arch began on October 2, 1928. Prior to its opening to the public, the bridge was tested for three weeks to ensure safety. It is heavily debated by Australians whether the Sydney Harbour Bridge (nicknamed The Coathanger) or the Sydney Opera House is the true icon of the city.