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The Story Bridge is the second crossing (travelling upstream) of the Brisbane River. It was opened on 6th July, 1940. It carries both road and foot traffic and has a pleasantly wide walkway on either side, finishing with a decorative safety fence made of vertical wrought iron rails. Among many other features of historical interest, it is notable as the scene of a compelling personal drama in the mid-1960s involving the prominent Wikipedia contributor known as Tannin, who visited Brisbane as a child and got his head stuck between the bars.
(It's true! That's the only thing I can remember from my first trip to Brisbane. Stuck my head through the bars to look down at the water (or something), and then couldn't get it back out again without pulling my ears off. My brother eventually came along and "rescued" me. I was maybe 7 or 8 years old at the time. Tannin)
- Hehehe - Is there are Wikitrivia Project??? - Gaz
I am curious to a story i have heard about this bridge. Is it true that the Story Bridge was built by left over steel from The Sydney Harbour Bridge?
So rumour has it.
- Chris: I completed a Story Bridge Adventure Climb on Friday 14th October and the guide on the walk was very knowledgeable (her name was Natalie). One of the interesting things she commented on was that the building of the Story Bridge got delayed for a year as there was a steel delay. All steel for the bridge came from Newcastle and Woolongong and each component of the bridge was constructed at a site at Yeronga (I think) and then shipped down the river. She didn't mention at anytime the bridge was built with leftover steel from the Harbour Bridge.
- Chris: I think you are getting confused with the cables on the Walter Taylor Bridge at Indooroopilly. I believe these were the cables used to temporarily stay parts of the Sydney Harbour Bridge during its construction.
The steel for the Sydney Harbour Bridge came from the UK. The steel for Story Bridge comes from Australia.
this company claims that the Story Bridge is one of three bridges in the world that can be climbed legally. I know the Sydney Harbour Bridge also can be climbed, but surely there are more than three. If there aren't then this needs to be in the article as it is a tourist attraction. - Squilibob 09:51, 29 November 2005 (UTC)
Story Bridge: Yes Story Bridge Adventure Climb is one of only three Bridge Climb experiences in the Southern Hemisphere, including Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Auckland Harbour Bridge in New Zealand. The "Purple People "Bridge Climb will begin this year in Cincinnati in the U.S.A - the only Nth Hemisphere climb. Story Bridge Climb Leader.
John Douglas Story
I did read in a book somewhere that the name for the new bridge was suggested in a council meeting at which Mr Story was present. Apparently he protested furiously and then fainted...but obviously didn't die until some years later.
Interesting chap! There is an article on Mr Story but I don't think it covers this particular detail. If I can find a source I'll consider including it in the article. --GaryB84 (talk) 23:05, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
- The name is spelled as Story. I checked the article but could not find any misspelling of the name. Figaro (talk) 07:31, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Edited and rewrote the poorly worded edits made recently relating to the bridge's reputation as a suicide hotspot. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 06:28, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
As an element of a story ("a story's bridge"), one example: http://bodyliterate.org/2014/08/16/example-bridging-connecting-multiple-mediums-teach-technique/ —User 000 name 06:59, 1 May 2016 (UTC)