Story Bridge is Brisbane’s answer to Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. Iconic in its own right, Story Bridge is a heritage-listed, steel cantilever bridge that allows access between the northern and southern suburbs of Brisbane.
Story Bridge was built between 1935 and 1939, and was known as Jubilee Bridge until mid 1940. The main attraction of Story Bridge, as splendid as it is to view from afar, are the bridge climbs which began in 2005. A guided tour takes visitors up the bridge to stunning panoramic views of the city, out to Moreton Bay, and west across the aptly named Scenic Rim as they stand 80 metres above sea level. It’s also possible to abseil down one of the bridge’s pylons and into Captain Burke Park.
Story Bridge is part of the Bradfield Highway, and spans the Brisbane River from Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point. Visitors are free to walk across at any time. Climbing or abseiling the bridge carries a number of restrictions, including age and weight restrictions. Climbing the bridge takes place at three times: day, night, or twilight. Prices start at $100 for adults, $85 for children to climb or $120 /$102 to abseil.