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Story Bridge 50th Anniversary Plaque
Story Bridge 50th Anniversary Plaque
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A plaque commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Story Bridge.

Until it was completed the bridge was known as the Jubilee Bridge in honour of King George V.  It was opened on 6 July 1940 by Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, Governor of Queensland and named after John Douglas Story, a senior and influential public servant who had advocated strongly for the bridge's construction.
 

Location

Address:Bradfield Highway, Story Bridge, Fortitude Valley, 4006
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.461389
Long: 153.035556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:06-July-1940
Actual Event End Date:-06-July-1990

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 6th July, 1990
Front Inscription
        THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LORD MAYOR OF BRISBANE
      ALDERMAN SALLYANNE ATKINSON
               ON JULY 6, 1990
TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF 
THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE STORY BRIDGE
Alderman Graham Quirke        Mr Phillip Berthold
Chairman Works Committee   Town Clerk 



 
Source: MA
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