Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Story Bridge - Brisbane

The Story Bridge is a steel cantilever bridge connecting the southern suburbs with the Fortitude Valley precinct.
Construction began in 1935 and the bridge was officially opened on the 6th of July 1940 by the governor of Queensland, Sir Leslie Orme-Wilson and was named after John Douglas Story, a senior and influential public servant at the time, who had advocated strongly for the bridge's construction.

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9 comments:

  1. Lovely bridge! I like the construction

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  2. A wonderful photo of a beautifuol bridge. Have you done the bridgeclimb?
    Cheers.
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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  3. To BlossomFlowerGirl,
    Unfortunately not. May try the Sydney harbour Bridge in May.

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  4. Five years to built!!! Very beautiful bridge!

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  5. Gerat shot of the beautiful bridge. Miss Brisbane already. We were there 4 years ago.

    Thanks for the visit, Bill.

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  6. I would get virtigo climbing up there and your ticker would go dicky.

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  7. A very beautiful old bridge:)

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  8. I lived in the yungaba hostel in1972 under the bridge ,fruit bats lived in the trees and we watched them come out at night.once a drunk was throwing lit matches off the story bridge, I was 5. Now in England and still feel home sick . I lived in Kingston for 2 years.

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