50th Anniversary of the Story Bridge OpeningPrint Page
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.
|Address:||Bradfield Highway, Story Bridge, Fortitude Valley, 4006|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.461389|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||06-July-1940|
|Actual Event End Date:||-06-July-1990|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 6th July, 1990|
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