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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.


Address:Bradfield Highway, Story Bridge, Fortitude Valley, 4006
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.461389
Long: 153.035556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event Start Date:06-July-1940
Actual Event End Date:-06-July-1990


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
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au