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.