Story Bridge

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane Area

Brisbane's Story Bridge opened for operation on July 6, 1940. This date came five years after construction commenced and fourteen years after initial recommendations for a river crossing in the Kangaroo Point vicinity.

Essentially, the Story Bridge was one of the then governments' three major public works projects, creating years of employment for many men during the Great Depression. The Story Bridge is the largest steel bridge designed, fabricated and constructed in Australia by Australians.

The Story Bridge took five years to construct, one year longer than planned. Queenslander, Dr John Bradfield was Consulting Engineer. His design team prepared 600 working drawings.

Currently the bridge is repainted every seven years using 17500 litres of paint. There is approximately 105000 square metres of painted steel surfaces.

Story Bridge
Bradfield Highway
Kangaroo Point, Brisbane Area
Queensland
Australia

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11 August 2017
The Royal Queensland Show, or Ekka as it's most commonly known, is Queensland's largest annual event. Held over ten full days, Ekka showcases life and achievements in the Sunshine State, bringing visitors from all across Queensland and Australia to the heart of Brisbane.
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22 March 2017
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Ever wondered about how you could use 3D printing to repair broken bones? Here’s your chance to find out, working inside a PC2 classified laboratory at the Translational Research Institute alongside Dr Mike Doran.
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