Opening Ribbon for the Story Bridge

Production date
06 Jul 1940
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Red ribbon, fading to pink in places. Inscription in gold, repeated every 15cm approx., screen printed.
Classification
CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES
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Measurements
L1950 x W50 mm
Media/Materials description
Other Synthetic Fibre (Textiles) Satin
Signature/Marks
STORY BRIDGE \ Bradfield Highway Kemp Place \ 6th JULY 1940
History and use
This is a section of the ceremonial ribbon which was cut to celebrate the opening of the Story Bridge on the 6th July, 1940. The repeated blocks of text suggest that the ribbon was intended to be cut up into smaller souvenir ribbons.
The Story Bridge, one of Brisbane’s landmark structures, was designed by Dr JCC Bradfield, who was responsible for the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He modelled the structure after the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal, Canada. The construction of the bridge was undertaken by Queensland companies Evans, Deakin and Co. and Hornibrook Constructions, with the majority of the materials manufactured within Australia and most of the works conducted within Queensland. The bridge was named after Public Service Commissioner, J D Story, with the highway named after the designer, Bradfield.
The Bridge has been listed on the Queensland Heritage Register, which can be accessed through the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM).

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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H41510

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