Brisbane, a city renown for both natural and man-made wonders, a metropolitan jungle that embodies the spirit of the renaissance, wrapped in the natural wilderness and named after the river running beside her.
Work on the Story 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 bridge connects the north and south suburbs of Brisbane.
It is categorized as a cantilever bridge and holds the title as the longest cantilever bridge in the continent of Australia. The bridge takes its name from John Douglas Story, a prominent public servant who at the time had advocated for a new bridge in Brisbane.
A Must Visit
It hosts the all-colorful and awe-inspiring Riverfire display which takes place every year. Today, many tourists flock to the bridge to make the climb. Visitors looking for hotels in Brisbane CBD have a plethora of options in the area to stay in such as Oaks 212 Margaret.
Trained experts escort the climbers along a suspended walkway to the top of the pinnacle of the bridge, which is at height of 80 metres above sea-level. The experience of standing on top of the bridge with traffic flowing below and a panoramic view of Brisbane surrounding has likened to being ‘on top of the world’, a sensation anyone definitely should not miss out.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+