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Story Bridge Engineering Marker
Story Bridge Engineering Marker

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An Historic Engineering plaque commemorates the construction of the Story Bridge. A second plaque unveiled on the 15th June 1999 commemorates the ownership of the Story Bridge by the Brisbane City Council and the people of Brisbane.

The Institution of Engineers Australia, through its Heritage Committees, established the Australian Historic Engineering Plaquing Program to acknowledge past engineering achievements and to draw public attention to the significant contributions they have made to society.The Plaquing Program is a means of bringing public recognition to significant historic engineering works and the engineers who created them. The Program is intended to contribute to the conservation of Australian engineering heritage.

Location

Address:Holman Street, Bridge Pylon, Kangaroo Point, 4169
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.465556
Long: 153.035833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription
HISTORIC ENGINEERING
          MARKER
THE STORY BRIDGE
The Story Bridge, opened on 6 July, 1940 is the largest steel cantilever bridge in Australia. It was constructed for the Bureau of Industry by a local consortium, Evans Deakin - Hornibrook Constructions Pty. Ltd. Dr J.J.C. Bradfield, Mr J.A. (later Sir James) Holt and the Bureau of Industry staff were responsible for the design and supervision of construction. The bridge is a vital link in Brisbane`s traffic system and now carries 75,000 vehicles in a day.
        DEDICATED BY
THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS, AUSTRALIA,  1988.
Source: MA
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