On July 6th, 1940 Brisbane's Story Bridge opened for operation. It took five years to construct and a river crossing near Kangaroo Point had first been recommended 14 years before the bridge was finally completed. One of the major reasons for building the Story Bridge was actually employment. During the Great Depression, the construction effort provided years of employment for many men as one of the then governments' three public works projects.
Did you know?
The Story Bridge is the largest steel bridge designed, fabricated and constructed in Australia by Australians.
One of Brisbane's most treasured landmarks, the Story Bridge can be seen throughout the city. We love the bridge as much as anyone and so, the safety apparatus we've added for the climb are next to invisible to the average observer.