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“Interesting Bridge!!”
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Story Bridge
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$80.13*
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Brisbane Story Bridge Day and Night Climbs
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Brisbane Kayak Tour
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$48.56*
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Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour
Ranked #23 of 358 things to do in Brisbane
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We kayaked down to the bridge and then under it......It looks enormous when you are under it. Worth having a look at...from any angle!

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

For those who like walking or heights the bridge is great either to climb or just walk across the lower deck

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

The Story Bridge is named after John Douglas Story, a prominent Queensland public servant. The Bridge has the distinction of being the longest cantilever bridge in Australia and was built during the Great Depression.

The Story Bridge and its surrounding parks (Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, etc) are an ideal family-friendly getaway and a great photo-taking opportunity venue for the Brisbane River and City skyline. Remember, the Bridge is built on a north-south axis so in the mornings will be the best time to take photos with the city as the backdrop while the afternoons will be best for river and suburban backgrounds.

Although you can arrange for a guided climb of the Bridge at your own cost, most visitors (both local and overseas) will be content with simply walking along the Bridge and taking in the panoramic sights and sounds of the Brisbane River.

To get up on the Bridge from the southern end near Capt Burke Park, walk up to the Story Bridge Motel and turn into the side street just next to it (I think its Baildon St). You will see an open air stairwell which is the equivalent of a 4 or 5 storey climb. The will get you to the eastern sidewalk where you can cross the Story Bridge.

To access the western sidewalk from the southern side and to take in the views from Kangaroo Point Cliffs at the same time, park your car at the parking area on River Terrace where the Cliffs are and walk down Main Street. This is about a 2 kilometre walk to reach the Bridge so wear comfortable clothing and suitable shoes.

At the same time you could consider visiting the coffee place situated where River Terrace meets Main Street. This venue also has public amenities which are convenient. Alternatively you could organise your own barbeque meal at one of the council maintained electric BBQs before or after your Bridge stroll.

So the Story Bridge and parks close by are definitely a great way to spend a half a day or more in Brisbane without going into the CBD.

Thank sunday9987
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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Bridge links south east side Brisbane to the city. Driven over it everyday working here. If I was a tourist might be interesting to see but wouldn't go out of my way to see it. Really I would recommend seeing it first thing in the morning. Start at kangaroo point, run over the bridge along the Brisbane board walk up to southbank and return. It's a good 6km run.

Thank Shawn B
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Coming from Shropshire, crazy to think this bridge wouldn't be here except for the Iron Bridge in Shropshire............ impressive.

Thank Yvonne043
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