Australia: Brisbane’s Story Bridge open for events
Events planners will have the opportunity to hold their events on Brisbane’s Story Bridge from 2015.
Premier Campbell Newman and Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today announced that the bridge would become available to event organisers as a location several times a year.
“The Story Bridge, arguably Queensland’s most iconic structure, is now open for business,” said Newman. “I encourage event organisers with a fantastic idea that will showcase Brisbane to the world to get online and apply to use it as part of a special occasion.
“That could involve events such as a major road race or fun run, a cycling event or a significant cultural event.
“In the coming years, Queensland will be on the world stage with major international events including the G20 Summit, AFC Asian Cup, ICC Cricket World Cup and 21st Commonwealth Games. We’re keen to keep Brisbane in the international spotlight in the years to come through the use of this superstructure.”
The Story Bridge has previously only had limited availability for events, and has only been closed for firework display Riverfire.