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Fencing to deter illegal climbing of Sydney Harbour Bridge

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The New South Wales Government has introduced structural changes to prevent people climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge illegally.

The new security measures aim to minimise major traffic delays and increase the safety of innocent bystanders travelling on the bridge.

Changes include raising the internal height barrier fencing and installation of greater anti-climb mesh.

There are also additional surveillance cameras and increased security.

The penalty has also been increased from $3,300 to $22,000 in line with illegally climbing the Sydney Opera House.

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government is delivering on a promise to toughen up deterrents.

“While we are sympathetic to someone’s personal situation, illegally climbing the bridge is not only extremely dangerous, it also endangers the lives of thousands of drivers who use it every day,” Ms Pavey said.”

While you can never 100% security proof the bridge, these new measures will go a long way in deterring future attempts.”

This article was first published in The Fence magazine.

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