Why Climbing The Story Bridge Is Fun For All Ages

Brisbane’s prized icon, the Story Bridge, a symbol of interesting history and rich heritage, which spans across the Brisbane River connecting Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point. With a total length of 777meters and a summit of 74 meters, it is a marvel from its history to its engineering. Since the opening of the Story Bridge adventure climb in 2005, this stunning beauty of intricate engineering has gained its long deserved popularity among locals and tourists.

Climbing the Story Bridge is one of the most convenient surefire adventures available in Brisbane. Enjoy a total exploration that can be appreciated by young and old alike.

This climb can be more than an adventure for a youngster; it can also act as a cool learning experience. The Story Bridge possesses a rich historical background that goes way back to early 1926. From the design to the construction, there are a lot of interesting facts and trivia which adds a nostalgic feel to the structure that is fast becoming a popular adventure destination. Children ages 10 above will absolutely enjoy climbing the Story Bridge, it’s absolute magic to see kids learn and be amazed at the same time. They will surely enjoy the fact that they are allowed to climb the bridge, and will also teach them the value of safety during the activity.

Teachers and students are also encouraged to climb the bridge and take part in the special educational program built around the engineering and history of the bridge. The program covers Chemistry, Physics, Study of Society and Environment and Industrial Design and Technology. The Story Bridge climb is the perfect outdoor learning activity to keep kids interested in school.

People in their 20′s to 50′s can also have a great time climbing the Story Bridge. It’s a terrific way to get away from the everyday stress of work, with the chance to unwind, relax and feel as free as a bird as you reach the summit of the climb. Check out the fabulous view of the city and watch the planes take off from Brisbane airport, from a view like no other in Brisbane.

The Story Bridge is also a suitable leisure interest for senior individuals. The activity can be something that they can cross off their bucket list of things to do. A unique perspective of the picturesque Brisbane awaits these seniors as they make their way to the bridge’s summit. Once on top, they have a perfect vision of Brisbane’s “big picture”, the Lamington National Park in the south, the Glasshouse Mountains in the north, Moreton Bay in the east and the Brisbane Forest Park and Mt. Coot-Tha in the west. For those seniors concerned if they complete the climb, there is a safety practice run to see if the senior participant is capable of engaging in the activity. Certain health and fitness standards are observed and most interested participants are allowed to climb, except for those who have medical complications which could be exacerbated on the climb.

Overall, this is a suitable activity and fun for all ages. Everyone will have a great time climbing the Story Bridge, learning more about a structure that has stood for over 70 years, and going down with that absolute feeling of accomplishment.