In March 2022, the Sydney Harbour Bridge turned 90. To celebrate, they lit up the bridge including displays on the pylons. Here are some facts about the Sydney Harbour Bridge It’s 1149 metres long (including the approaches) and is 49 metres wide. It took 6 years to build and it takes a quarter of a million litres of paint to cover it. 16 people died during the construction of the bridge. 14,000 were employed to help build it. There’s about 6 million rivets that hold it together. Yep, you can climb it.