I spent the weekend in Brisbane with one of my dearest friends, Renee. On Friday when I arrived, Renee picked me up on her way home from work and we drove to Kangaroo Point where Renee will be starting a new job shortly. While Renee was signing contracts, I took a stroll along the paths by the river and under the Story Bridge. It started to rain, but I had an umbrella so I continued on my merry way.
Dr John Bradfield, who also designed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, designed the Story Bridge. Opened on the 6th of July 1940, the Story Bridge spans the Brisbane River between Kangaroo Point on the south side and Fortitude Valley on the north. Named after a Queensland Public Servant of the 1930’s the clear span of the bridge is 282 metres but the overall length of the bridge is 777 metres long with six traffic lanes and two pedestrian/cycle lanes and is as tall as a 22-storey building at its highest point. If you are the adventurous type, this is one of three or four bridges in the world where a climb to the summit is possible. Have a look at this website if you are interested. www.storybridgeadventureclimb.com.au
Once Renee had signed her contract, we headed off to a lovely Spanish restaurant, Miro’s in the nearby suburb of New Farm for an evening of fantastic food, wonderfully tasty wine and great conversation with my beautiful friend.