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Story Bridge in Brisbane - 5 Historical Facts You Need To Know.pdf

  1. 1. ==== ====get this product with special price at :http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PMEF1U?tag=pdf-marketing-20==== ====One of Brisbanes most treasured attractions. The Story Bridge is more than just a massivestructure utilized for everyday transportation. The bridge is abounding in heritage and interestinghistory that adds to its magnificence. In embarking on a climb, you will be exposed to a whole newway of viewing Brisbane as well as good to know facts and trivia about the bridge itself.The bridge opened for use on July 6, 1940. It took fourteen years after the initial proposal to startconstruction, and five years after the start of construction before it was in full operation. At the timeof the Great Depression, construction of the bridge provided much needed employment forcitizens.The Consulting Engineer for the Story Bridge was Dr. John Bradfield with a design team thatworked on 600 drawings for the bridges design. It was constructed by Evans Deakin-HornibrookConstructions Limited on April 30, 1935. The first sod was turned by Premier of Queensland,William Forgan Smith which marked the start of construction. That day was May 24, 1935.The Story Bridge had another name prior to its completion and opening. The bridge was originallynamed the Jubilee Bridge in honour of King George V. On July 6, 1940 it was opened by Sir LeslieOrme Wilson, then Governor of Queensland, and named after John Douglas Story, who was asenior and influential public servant. Story rallied strongly for the bridges construction, whichsubsequently became one of his many advocacies.The construction of the bridge was synchronized from both ends, where main piers were primarilyset up. The bridges construction also makes a mark in history as the deepest airlock work inAustralia at that time, the excavations for the south pier required men to work in watertight airlockchambers in steel caissons as deep as 40 metres below ground level.The Story Bridge is one of Queenslands engineering achievements, and it was only until 1942that the bridge was fully utilized when the American Troops arrived. The bridge was operated withtoll fees at that time and continued until its turn over to the Brisbane City Council 1947.The cost of the Story Bridge construction amounted to 1.6 million pounds. It took 7 years for theconstruction cost to be recovered.Hi Im Barry Cook, Bazza for short. And I thought I had seen it all until I went on a night timeBrisbane Story Bridge Climb and was just totally blown away by the view of the city. If youve everthought about doing a Bridge Climb in Brisbane I highly recommend it for a totally uniqueexperience that youll want to do again and again.
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