More people will be able to climb the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge when its new owners, Hammons Holdings, take over.
The tour company has announced that climbers will soon be able to access the bridge from both ends when they take over from Bridgeclimb Sydney on October 1.
Bridgeclimb Sydney failed to secure a new contract to run the tours earlier this year, despite being able to for over 20 years.
In its bid for the new contract, Hammons Holdings outlined new routes for the climb and improved accessibility, allowing more visitors to ascend the monument.
Hammons Holdings CEO David Hammon said in an official statement:
"Consistent with our vision to expand access to more parts of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, we will be providing people with the opportunity to climb on the northern arches of the bridge for the first time ever.
"We are commencing construction on the new climb as planned, with the first climbers to be on the northern arches by early October. It is an exciting time for the bridge and the wider tourism market in Sydney.”
Construction on the new access point, at the northern end of the bridge, will begin on June 28.