Will I Fit?
The clearance between the deck of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the waters underneath is 49 metres. This was more than adequate to allow all but the largest ocean liners to fit under it however with the recent rapid growth in cruise shipping, only small to medium cruise ships (and the occasional tanker) steam under its graceful arch.
|Amadea departing Sydney with the help of a tug.|
|The former Royal Princess, now cruising as Artania passing under the bridge.|
|Astor easily passing under the bridge.|
|The Dawn Princess and its sisters, Ocean & Sea Princess are the largest ships to regularly sail under the bridge however they can only do so at low tide when the clearance between the bottom of the deck and the top of the mast is 2 metres.|
|With the assistance of a tug, the Silver Shadow departs Sydney. This view was taken from under the North pylon, the first three photos were taken from under the South pylon.|