29 Jun 2022

Pyrmont Bridge has Turned 120 Years Old!

On Tuesday 28 June 2022, iconic Sydney landmark, Darling Harbour’s Pyrmont Bridge turned 120.
Pyrmont Bridge has Turned 120 Years Old!

With a rich history that dates back to the nineteenth century, the first Pyrmont Bridge was built in 1857, with its replacement - the bridge that stands today, constructed in 1902. Costing an impressive £112,500 to finish, Pyrmont Bridge stands at an impressive 369 meters long, and the swing span alone weighs an enormous 1000 tonnes.

One of the oldest surviving electrically operated swing span bridges, Pyrmont Bridge is probably the best-known work of civil engineer Percy Allan, and it’s believed to have been opened more than 600,000 times.

To mark this special milestone, come and watch bridge opening demonstrations every weekend at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm.


Learn some more fun facts about the historical Pyrmont Bridge.

Take a walk through through time below and relive the milestones of this impressive slice of Darling Harbour's history...