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Photograph Story Bridge, Brisbane, Australia

Photograph Story Bridge, Brisbane, Australia

Photographs and blog post by Susan Gan, Australia

Story Bridge, State Route 15 (Bradfield Highway), New Farm, Brisbane, Australia

Why is photographing Brisbane’s Story Bridge on the Snap Spotz: photographer’s bucket list?

The Story Bridge is the most iconic structure in Brisbane and should be on the photography bucket list of anyone visiting Brisbane.

The heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge connects Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point.

Story Bridge, Brisbane - Susan Gan
Story Bridge, Brisbane – Susan Gan

When is the best time to photograph Story Bridge, Brisbane?

The best time to photograph the Story Bridge is either at sunset or at night when the bridge is lit up with bright colours.

Story Bridge, Brisbane - Susan Gan
Story Bridge, Brisbane – Susan Gan.
The Story Bridge is lit up with green and gold colours on Australia Day.

Where is the best spot to photograph Story Bridge, Brisbane?

The best place to photograph the Story Bridge is from Wilson’s Outlook Reserve. The park provides the perfect location to photograph the Story Bridge with Brisbane City in the background.

If you are traveling by car then there is on-street park in Bowen Terrace.

If you are walking from the city, the easiest way to access Wilson’s Outlook Reserve is from Howard’s Smith Wharves. There are two elevators, one at each end of Howard’s Smith Wharves, that allow you to easily reach the park at the top of the cliffs.

Tips or recommendations to photograph Story Bridge


The Brisbane City Council light the bridge with different colours each night to raise awareness for charities and showcase upcoming events. You can visit Light up Brisbane for the calendar of scheduled colours.

Story Bridge, Brisbane - Susan Gan
Story Bridge, Brisbane – Susan Gan

Ease of access to photograph Story Bridge

Accessibility rating between 1 and 10. 1 being wheelchair accessible, 10 being a difficult (and possibly dangerous) hike requiring rock climbing experience!

Rating = 2

I have given an accessibility rating of 2 to photograph the Story Bridge, Brisbane as it is very easy to access.

The Story Bridge is a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge spanning the Brisbane River that carries vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the northern and the southern suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is the longest cantilever bridge in Australia.
The road across the bridge is named Bradfield Highway. The bridge connects Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point. The Story Bridge opened in 1940 and was tolled until 1947. It is named after prominent public servant John Douglas Story.

Wikipedia

Meet the photographer

Susan Gan, Australia | Snap Travel Blog and Snap Spotz

Susan Gan | Australia

Camera Settings

CameraCanon 6D Mark II
LensEF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
Camera Settings1.3 secs at f/18, ISO 100
Tripod, filters, wireless remoteTripod, wireless remote
Photo editing toolAdobe Lightroom
Resources / Apps for preparationNone

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