Project Description

Brisbane’s most iconic emblem is probably the Story Bridge.  John Bradfield, designer of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, was engaged to design the bridge. Construction of the bridge commenced in July 1935 and the bridge was opened in July 1940.

It was named after Queensland public servant John Douglas Story; the road across the bridge is the Bradfield Highway, and it is the shortest highway in the country; the length of the bridge is 777 metres; it was originally a toll bridge. The bridge is repainted every seven years, using 17500 litres of paint, and there are 105,000 square metres of painted surface.