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Published June 21st 2013
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Brisbane's Iconic Story Street Bridge
The best birthday gifts I ever received was the chance to climb the iconic Story Street Bridge in Brisbane's CBD. Spanning the Brisbane River adjacent to Eagle Street Pier, the bridge peaks at approximately 80 metres at the summit. You just can't imagine the views until you experience them for yourself. It's definitely the best way to see a whole lot of Brisbane all in one go.
Apart from the spectacular 360 degree views of the city, the Glasshouse Mountains, Morton Bay and Mt. Coot-tha can also be enjoyed from this lofty vantage point. And our entertaining tour guide provided lots of fun facts and interesting information on the history of the bridge as well as other iconic Brisbane landmarks.
Don't worry, the experience is completely safe. Prior to the climb you must complete safety training and are provided with all the necessary safety gear, including a very flattering blue jumpsuit. For the safety of the traffic below, no personal items are allowed on the climb including cameras, unless of course you take one of the specially designated photography climbs.
I won't lie.. it's a heart pounding adrenaline rush. Despite being strapped to a safety harness and knowing that there is no risk of harm, it's a challenge walking directly over the 6 lanes of traffic on one of Brisbane's busiest roadways. The steepness of parts of the climb also present a challenge and it pays to be at least of average fitness. I am personally not overly fond of heights but all of that seems to disappear as you get completely lost in the incredible views. A few stomach butterflies are well worth it for this incredible experience.
They offer 8 different times of the day to climb including a dawn sunrise climb and a dusk climb. Gift certificates can also be purchased and they have an array of merchandise including some spectacular photography. Children must be over 10 to climb and should be accompanied by an adult. Bookings can be made online.