Early stages of the Story Bridge construction, Brisbane, ca. 1937

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Where: Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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When: 01 January 1937

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Photographer: George Jackman for Queensland Newspapers Pty. Ltd.

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Date: Ca. 1937

Description: Workers are standing precariously on a single girder whilst manoeuvring heavy material with block and tackle pulleys. Heavy wire cables run along each side of the girder and also threaded through a square pulley system attached to the side of the girder. Kangaroo Cliffs are clearly visible in the background and the Brisbane River flows below.

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    • 02/Mar/2020 00:28:57

    Wow gives us a better appreciation of the Storey Bridge seeing images like this fine photo .