Pylon Lookout │The View from Sydney Bridge
Known as the original Sydney lookout, due to its position as the highest viewing point in Sydney when the bridge opened, the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout remains an interesting part of the bridge and Sydney history. This bridge is the world’s largest – but not longest – steel arch bridge. Along with the Sydney Opera House, it is an international symbol of Australia. There are 200 stairs leading up to the Pylon Lookout, and of course, we had to carry Eli’s stroller up all of those stairs. [Well, Justin did! And I cheered him on!]
The lookout is 87 meters high, and on the way up there are three levels of exhibits where you can learn about the history and construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Pylon Lookout offers magnificent 360-degree views of the city, Sydney Harbour, the Botanical Gardens and the surrounding areas. Apparently, on a clear day you can see as far as the Blue Mountains. This is an excellent way to get a bird’s eye view of the city.
Above, When we first saw the bridge, the skies were blue and the steel bridge looked majestic. Below, On the afternoon when we climbed though, there was substantial cloud cover and the skies were completely covered.
7 Reasons why the Pylon Lookout is better than the famous Sydney Bridgeclimb.