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The Story Bridge - an engineering marvel
27 Aug 2011
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The Story Bridge is considered Brisbane and Queensland’s most iconic structure dominating parts of the CBD, Fortitude Valley, New Farm and  Kangaroo Point. While not having the worldwide recognition of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge, it shares with the ‘coathanger’ the consulting engineer J.J. Bradfield. The approach to the bridge at Kangaroo Point and the bridge roadway is called the Bradfield Highway.

 

The bridge was opened in 1940 and its construction significantly boosted the local economy after the depression with 90% of the cost of works expended in Qld. Constructed over five years by Brisbane engineering firms Evans Deakin and Hornibrook. it is the largest steel cantilever bridge in Australia and now carries approximately 70,000 vehicles a day.

 

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