Looking down from the top of the northern ancilliary arm of the Story Bridge Brisbane ca. 1938

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Where: Clem7, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

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When: 01 January 1938

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Title: Looking down from the top of the northern ancilliary arm of the Story Bridge Brisbane ca. 1938

Collection: APE-75 Story Bridge Photograph Album

Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Description: Story Bridge in Brisbane was built to span the Brisbane River from the city to Kangaroo Point. It was named in honour of Mr J. D. Story the Public Service Commissioner. Design of the bridge began in early January 1934. The Bridge Board, elected Dr. J.J.C. Bradfield as the consulting engineer.The construction of the cantilever bridge began in 1935 and was completed and opened to traffic in July 1940. The length of bridge including the approaches is 1375 m. More than 95% of the steel was manufactured in Australia and the bridge was constructed by Evans, Deakin-Hornibrook Construction Co. Pty Ltd.

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    State Library of Queensland, Australia

    • 24/Sep/2014 00:41:48

    We're looking for people to help us name the buildings in this photograph. Comments and tags appreciated.

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    • 30/Sep/2014 01:03:44

    The large building in the top left corner with the arches is certainly All Hallows School in Ivory Street. I fear most of the other buildings have been demolished.

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    State Library of Queensland, Australia

    • 30/Sep/2014 01:27:25

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] As we thought. The landscape has changed significantly since the photograph was taken, for certain.

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    • 05/Dec/2014 12:00:56

    nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19731140 per this 1912 Isles Love auctioneer's notice (rh column, 2nd from top), three substantial buildings then stood on the block opposite All Hallows, bound by Bowen Tce, Ivory St and Martin St....'The Priory', 'Benmore', and 'Alroy'...various newspaper items indicate 'The Priory' was at 30 Bowen Tce...an even number, which would place it on the northern side of Bowen Tce...so presumably, these three buildings were on the block we see looking straight down the northern ancillary arm... 'The Priory' was evidently turned into a boarding house...per this December 1937 auctioneers notice (rhs column), it was then about to be demolished to make way for the Story Bridge...so my guess is it was past tense by the time this SLQ pic was taken nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37913779 ...The remaining building which we see on this block might have been awaiting demolition...from what I've been able to establish via the digitsed newspapers, this might have been 'Alroy' (also at one point a boarding house), which appears to have been on the corner of Bowen Tce and Martin St... 'Gladstone Place' (a boarding house come block of flats) nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20461326 ...was evidently the first Story Bridge casualty on the north side of the river nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35944711 ...it appears to have been on the south side of Bowen Tce directly under the bridge flightpath...this QSA pic shows 'Gladstone Place' in an advanced state of demolition in November 1935...so it would have been past tense by the time this SLQ pic was taken www.archivessearch.qld.gov.au/Image/DigitalImageDetails.a... ... Stewart and Lloyd's building in Ann St was also evidently a Story Bridge casualty...per this Courier-Mail item, it was being demolished in March 1938...I have no idea re its location nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39731407 ... trove.nla.gov.au/work/177535109?q=%22ivory+street%22&... here we're kind of looking back the other way...by this point the block on the north side of Bowen Tce, bound by Ivory St and Martin St has been cleared...just going on this pic, it appears that the buildings on the south side of Bowen Tce, between Ivory St and Martin St (between the bridge and All Hallows), were not resumed at this point....looks like this pic might have been taken from St Patrick's School (see below) The building on the corner of Ivory and Brunswick Sts is the Dixson & Sons tobacco factory...as of 2014 it's still there..don't think it does tobacco any more... The building with the columns in Ivory St is St Patrick's School...seen here in 1909 nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19567889 ...I gather it survived the Story Bridge, but became past tense in the 1950s during a later round of freeway resumptions...