While Brisbane has its own share of attractions, this bridge somehow sets its self apart from the rest. Today, the bridge is a point of interest to many of its local residents as well as tourists as it is within easy distance to many a Brisbane CBD hotel the likes of Oaks Aurora Tower.
Brisbane, capital of Australia’s ‘Sunshine State’, Queensland has attractions galore. This icon Story Bridge is by no means just another bridge. It hosts the all-colourful and awe-inspiring Riverfire display which takes place every year.
Brisbane’s ‘Story Bridge’ is a great way to see this lovely city without ever leaving the city centre. The longest cantilever bridge in 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
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. However, until the bridge was completed it was known as the Jubilee Bridge honouring George V. The bridge was declared open in 1940 by the then governor of the state of Queensland, Sir Leslie Orme Wilson.
Climb the Story Bridge
Today, many tourists flock to the bridge to make the climb, an adventure which was inaugurated in 2005. Among the best views, one can receive are those atop of the Story Bridge.
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