This is the western facing aspect of the "Coathanger" (not the normal tourist shot), travelling down the Parramatta River by ferry to Circular Quay. The building on the left of photo is the Blues Point Tower, a controversial residential building, described by many as Sydney's ugliest building, designed by the late Harry Seilder, famous for other Australian architectural landmarks.
Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. It is an iconic image of both Sydney and Australia. Sydney-siders call it "The Coat Hanger" because of its arch-based design.
Designed and built by Dorman Long and Co Ltd, Middlesbrough, UK, it opened in 1932. Until 1967 it was Sydney's tallest structure. It is the world's widest long-span bridge and it is the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 metres (440 ft) from top to water level. It is also the fifth-longest spanning-arch bridge in the world.
Standards of industrial safety during construction were poor by today's standards and 16 workers died during construction, but only two from falling off the bridge. The total cost was $10 million (double the original quote), and was not paid off in full until 1988.