This was a bit of fun! Priscilla’s husband Albert organised the Harley tour 3 Bridges as a surprise. She has always wanted to go on a Harley and because it was her birthday, Albert secretly organised it along with their elder son. They didn’t tell the youngest son because he would have blabbed. They are locals from Sydney, so Albert told Priscilla that he had organised lunch in town.
Jungle, our Harley rider was waiting at the pick up spot in Darling Harbour. (We always send a map showing where to meet). They wandered up and Albert said to Priscilla “isn’t this a great Harley”. Jungle said “Priscilla” and as Jungle said later, her face said all. The look when it finally dawned on her that the Harley was there for her, was priceless.
So, Jungle took Priscilla on a Harley tour 3 Bridges while Albert minded their boys.
Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge
Firstly, they rode through the city and over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passengers to look up and enjoy the unique view. The more than 6,000,000 rivets are so interesting and the arch is so iconic.
Next, after riding across the Harbour Bridge they rode past Kirribilli House. Kirribilli House is the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia.
After that, they rode around the corner to Jeffrey Street Wharf. From here, the views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD are magnificent. In addition, it also has an up-close view of the side and underneath of the bridge.
The Kirribilli Loop
They rode under the north side of the bridge and continued on their tour. The underside of the northern end of the SHB – Sydney Harbour Bridge – is very interesting.
The Kirribilli Loop was finished by riding past Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic Pool.
They continued riding on through North Sydney and Crows Nest before joining River Road. It is a fun road to ride on. River Road leads to Burns Bay Road which, in turn, leads to another bridge but not one of the main three.
Fig Tree Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge, Gladesville Bridge
It is the Fig Tree Bridge which opened in 1963 and spans the Lane Cove River. After that bridge, they continued on and crossed the second of the bridges Tarban Creek Bridge. This spans Tarban Creek, likewise, it has nice views east to the Harbour Bridge. Then they got to bridge #2 of the main 3 Bridges, the Gladesville Bridge. It has wonderful views along Parramatta River towards the Harbour Bridge and the city.
This bridge is on the main arterial thoroughfare of Victoria Road. They travelled along for a short while before turning off into the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. Following the shoreline of Iron Cove, which is part of the Parramatta River, they saw some lovely water views. It is part of the 7 km long Bay Run.
Priscilla’s favourite bridge is the ANZAC Bridge. We agree it is incredible, a work of art and design. It is main bridge #3. Similarly, it is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view.
Most noteworthy, the stay cable design concept development and final design for the new bridge were carried out by the Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW. Finally, the bridge was opened to traffic on 3 December 1995 as the Glebe Island Bridge.
The bridge was given its current name on Remembrance Day in 1998 to honour the memory of the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (known as Anzacs) who served in World War I.
However, time was nearly up so Jungle dropped her back at Kings Street Wharf, Darling Harbour. Priscilla thought the popular Harley tour 3 Bridges was fantastic, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about.