25 Oct 2009

6000 picnic on Sydney Harbour Bridge

7:57 pm on 25 October 2009

Six thousand people found the best picnic spot in Sydney when they sat down to breakfast on the Harbour Bridge on Sunday morning.

The city's Breakfast on the Bridge, held as part of a Sydney-wide food festival, saw the eight lanes closed to commuter traffic as picknickers spread their blankets despite the threat of rain.

The ABC reports the bridge was covered in thousands of metres of real turf, there was music and free food and even 15 cows grazing on the grass.

Participants were drawn from a ballot of 45,000 people.