Brisbane, capital of Australia’s ‘Sunshine State’, Queensland has attractions galore and the ‘Story Bridge’ stands out as a ‘Must Do’ in for adrenaline rushing adventure and panoramic vistas of the city and surroundings. Brisbane Hotel Accommodation provides for backpacker budgets to upmarket accommodation and a good choice for star rated living would be the stylish, conveniently located Oaks Charlotte Towers.
Brisbane’s ‘Story Bridge’ is a great way to see this lovely city without ever leaving the city center. The longest cantilever bridge is Australia, the ‘Story Bridge’ spans the Brisbane River at a height of 80 meters and connects the southern and northern suburbs of the City of Brisbane. It is open to vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic and is a part of the Bradfield Highway which connects Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point. Work on the Bridge commenced in 1935 and completed in 1940.The ‘Story Bridge’ is named after John Douglas Story, an Australian Public Servant, who strongly advocated the building of the bridge.
The ‘Story Bridge’ offers 360⁰ degree views of Brisbane and the surrounding countryside. The picturesque Glass House Mountain rises to the north and the World Heritage listed Lamington Park is to the South. Moreton Bay and its islands lie to the east and Mt. Coot –tha and the Brisbane Forest Park offer beautiful vistas to the west. The yellowish orange lights of the ‘Story Bridge’ can be seen for miles and the colours are changed to suit the occasion.
Guided tours are offered and safety equipment are provided by the tour operators.There has to be an adult climber for every three children. Educational tours are available and special tours like the ‘Get Engaged at Twilight Tour’ are also on offer. The Guide will relate the story of Brisbane’s metamorphosis from a penal colony to a 21st Century metropolis…Abseiling is an added adrenaline rush past time that can be enjoyed from this most magnificent of bridges So, climb the ‘Story Bridge’ for a top of the world feeling and great views of Brisbane and the countryside.
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