Looking down from the top of the northern ancilliary arm of the Story Bridge Brisbane ca. 1938

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When: 01 January 1938

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Title: Looking down from the top of the northern ancilliary arm of the Story Bridge Brisbane ca. 1938

Collection: APE-75 Story Bridge Photograph Album

Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Description: Story Bridge in Brisbane was built to span the Brisbane River from the city to Kangaroo Point. It was named in honour of Mr J. D. Story the Public Service Commissioner. Design of the bridge began in early January 1934. The Bridge Board, elected Dr. J.J.C. Bradfield as the consulting engineer.The construction of the cantilever bridge began in 1935 and was completed and opened to traffic in July 1940. The length of bridge including the approaches is 1375 m. More than 95% of the steel was manufactured in Australia and the bridge was constructed by Evans, Deakin-Hornibrook Construction Co. Pty Ltd.

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    State Library of Queensland, Australia

    • 24/Sep/2014 00:41:48

    We're looking for people to help us name the buildings in this photograph. Comments and tags appreciated.

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    • 30/Sep/2014 01:03:44

    The large building in the top left corner with the arches is certainly All Hallows School in Ivory Street. I fear most of the other buildings have been demolished.

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    State Library of Queensland, Australia

    • 30/Sep/2014 01:27:25

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] As we thought. The landscape has changed significantly since the photograph was taken, for certain.