The Sydney Morning Herald reported the 23-year-old was fined $200 in North Sydney Court for committing the brazen act.
“It was my idea to cross the most important monument in Sydney,” he told police in a record of interview.”
Locals too, have made headlines on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Cremorne Girls High students protest the closure of their school on the bridge.
Cremorne Girls High students marched across the bridge in 1985, protesting the impending closure of their school.
Two years later, more than 1000 lower north shore residents rallied at Town Hall and State Parliament against a 400% increase in the bridge toll, after it was raised from 20c to $1 to help pay for the Sydney Harbour Tunnel.
“Protest banners aloft in the bright winter sunshine, the northsiders marched across the bridge to join 1000 more citizens at Town Hall,” the Mosman Daily reported.
“When Ted Mack rose to welcome the crowds, respect for his long and courageous struggle against the erosion of democratic debate earned him a long and sincere ovation.”
Lower north shore residents were largely opposed to the Harbour Tunnel in the late 1987.
And in October 1994, Year 12 students from Mosman High clambered up the Coathanger’s steel support to dangle a banner, in a muck up day prank that got them into some serious strife.
“This was a grossly irresponsible thing to do – not only did it endanger the lives of the people involved, it also endangered the lives of others,” an RTA spokesperson told the Daily Telegraph.
Toll gates on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Image: SLNSW.
The calico signs, weighed down with pieces of water pipe, presented a “huge danger” to peak hour traffic, the paper reported.
“When the maintenance crews were pulling the sign down the pipe could have caused great damage if it had dropped on to a car below,” the spokesperson said.