Brisbane Story Bridge

Brisbane Story Bridge
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Brisbane Story Bridge

 

The Story Bridge, designed after Montreal’s Jacques Cartier Bridge, is a cantilevered bridge that spans across the Brisbane River. It makes up a portion of the Bradfield Highway, and it links Fortitude Valley and Kangaroo Point.

During the 1920s, Professor Roger Hawken of the University of Queensland devised a plan which involved the construction of a series of bridges spanning the Brisbane River. The main objective of the plan was to alleviate the heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic on the Victoria Bridge and to divert it

from the central business district of Brisbane. The first bridge to be built under Hawken’s program is the William Jolly Bridge. However, due to the lack of funding, the construction of a bridge downstream was scrapped.

In 1932, before the Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened, the Government of Queensland commissioned John Bradfield to design a new bridge for Brisbane

The Cross River Commission of the Brisbane City Council recommended Kangaroo Point as the

location of the new bridge. Construction began on May 24, 1935. The bridge was called Jubilee Bridge until it was completed in honor of King George V. When it was opened by Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, then governor of Queensland, in July 6, 1940 it was renamed for John Douglas Story, a heavily influential senior public servant.

 
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