Story Bridge Adventure Climb

1300 CLIMBS

+61 7 3891 6160 (international)

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Story Bridge Adventure Climb

"the most spectacular way to discover Brisbane"

Overview

The Story Bridge Adventure Climb is a soft adventure experience with a difference and the most spectacular way to discover Brisbane.

You'll be exhilarated by the breath-taking panorama of Brisbane and its surrounds. You will hear interesting and factual commentary by experienced climb leaders, including history and heritage information of both the city and the bridge.

  • 2 1/2 hr experience
  • Spectacular, uninterrupted 360° views
  • One of only 3 bridge climbs in the world
  • Dawn, day, twilight and night climbs
  • It's challenging but safe; unique but affordable

Historical Facts

  • Construction took five years, one year longer than planned.
  • Queenslander, Dr John Bradfield was Consulting Engineer. His design team prepared 600 working drawings.
  • The Story Bridge project cost £1,492,000.
  • Seven years later, the State Government sold the Story Bridge to the Brisbane City Council for £750,000.
  • Sadly, four men lost their lives during construction.

Bridge Specifications

  • The Bridge is 1,072 metres long from the southern to northern anchor piers.
  • The river span is 282 metres long.
  • The Bridge’s summit is 74 metres to ground, similar in height to a 22-story building.
  • The width of the Bridge is 24 metres, including footpaths.
  • The river clearance at low tide is 35 metres, or 10-stories.

Construction Facts

  • 39,100 cubic metres were excavated for foundations.
  • 41,250 cubic metres of concrete used
  • 12,000 tonnes of structural steel used
  • 1,650 tonnes of reinforcing steel used
  • 1,500,000 rivets were used to construct the bridge.

Maintenance

  • Currently the bridge is repainted every 7 years using 17,500 litres of paint
  • There is approximately 105,000 square metres of painted steel surfaces.

Where & When

Gold Coast, Australia: Dreamworld is centrally located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Opening hours are 10.00am to 5.00pm for 363 days of the year, (with extended hours during school holidays). Closed Christmas Day (December 25, all day) and Anzac Day (April 25, morning).

Prices

Adult Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday
Dawn N/A $130.00
Day $110.00 $120.00
Night $120.00 $130.00
Twilight $130.00 $130.00
Children (12-16yo) & Concession Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday
Dawn N/A $97.50
Day $82.50 $90.00
Night $90.00 $97.50
Twilight $97.50 $97.50

Bookings

Phone: 1300 CLIMBS (1300 254 627)
Fax: (07) 3891 6160
or you may email us on climbs@sbac.net.au