Sydney Harbour Bridge Hosts 6,000 People For 'breakfast On The Bridge'

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Sydney Harbour Bridge Hosts 6,000 People For 'Breakfast On The Bridge'

SYDNEY, Oct. 25 /Medianet International-AsiaNet/ --

    Sydney Harbour Bridge Hosts 6,000 People For 'Breakfast On The Bridge'

    NSW Premier Nathan Rees today confirmed the success of the first breakfast on the

Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    For the first time in its history, Australia's iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge

closed today for 6,000 people to enjoy the ultimate picnic breakfast. 

    Dubbed 'Breakfast on the Bridge', the free event saw an Australian landmark

transformed into the ultimate family venue - including laying 10,000 square meters of

Kikuyu grass and the best of local produce and musicians showcased. 

    "This is Sydney at its very best and another extraordinary event proving we can

do anything," said Mr Rees.


    "Images from the event will be sent around the world, highlighting once again our

amazing outdoor city. 

    "The Government's investment will be returned 10 fold by another boost to our

world class reputation," Mr Rees said.

    NSW Minister for Tourism Jodi McKay said Sydney is Australia's premier events

city and Breakfast on the Bridge again demonstrates the city's ability to host major


    "This event is a fantastic international advertisement for the energy and

vibrancy of Sydney. Picnickers on the bridge were from all around the globe; there

were several birthday celebrations and even a successful marriage proposal during the

picnic," said Ms McKay.

    NSW produce distributed included 9,500 Batlow Apples (Snowy Mountains), 7,000

handmade Cutterway Creek raspberry jam (Southern Highlands), 4,800 loaves of Abbott's

Baker Bread (Sydney), 6,750 Yalla Yoghurt (Riverina) and 6,000 cups of Mocopan


    Set to become an annual fixture on the Sydney events calendar, Breakfast on the

Bridge is part of Crave Sydney, a celebration of Sydney's unmatched way of life with

31 days of food, outdoor art and fun during the month of October.

    Sydney's outdoor lifestyle has developed in response to a warm temperate climate

and an extraordinary natural environment, coupled with the breath taking beauty of

the harbour and famous architectural icons such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the

World-Heritage listed Sydney Opera House.

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    Media contact: 

    Lee Davelaar

    +61 418 269 508

    Andrew Parkinson 

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    Sydney Harbour Bridge Facts

   *Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world's largest steel span bridge

   *The Bridge arch spans 503 metres and rises to a height of 134 metres above 

    sea level

   *The 52,800 tonne steel structure supports eight lanes of traffic, two 

    train lines, a cycleway and a pedestrian footpath. 

   *Since 1989 more than 1.8 million people have climbed to the top of the 

    span with BridgeClimb for a supreme view over the city and harbour.

   *Although the massive stone pylons at the corners of the Harbour Bridge

    might look impressive, they're purely decorative. The roadway is supported

    solely by the arching steel span.

   *It takes 10 years and 30,000 litres of paint to apply one coat to the 

    Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the painting never stops.

    SOURCE: Tourism NSW


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