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Monday, September 04, 2006

The Story Bridge


The construction of the Story Bridge was not one of logistical convenience or necessity. In fact its precence did not justify itself by the relief of traffic congestion but rather as a means for boosting morale and creating employment. The Story Bridge made its appearence during an era in which Brisbane was striving through a period of economic hardship and world wide political unrest. This period was otherwise known as the great depression. During the 1930's, as a consequence of the depression, a world wide romance with bridges took form. A prime reason for this was the fact that a structure of such jingoistic beauty, could be created in a time of such despair.

5 Comments:

Blogger Ame said...

Guess that bridge really "tells" a story....nice shot Darren! :-)

2:23 am  
Blogger Steve said...

Anytime I see a picture of the Story Bridge, no matter where the publication comes from, I know it's Brisbane.
Like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it's so distinctive.

10:35 am  
Anonymous Keropokman said...

Darren,

Looking at the bridge reminds me of fond holiday memories there. Yeah. I did the Bridge Climb, fabulous view from there...

10:24 pm  
Blogger Sally said...

I walked under it and along the river from Kangaroo Pt to the Convention Cnetre last January. It's a terrific bridge.

10:37 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can any one tell me how many nuts and bolts the bridge may have or let me know how i can found out

9:05 am  

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