On our travels around Brisbane during our recent visit we came across Walter Taylor Bridge.
What a hidden gem. Not only in beauty but history. It is a suspension bridge nearly 300m long and opened in 1936.
It is the only habitable suspension bridge in the Southern Hemisphere. It opened in 2013 for public viewing and tours by the Brisbane City Council.
The bridge has two towers that housed residential accommodation until mid 2010! How cool!
We are told by a local that they used to have dances there and there is also said to be a resident ghost (who doesn’t like ghost stories!)
- you must be able to climb 108 stairs to participate in this tour
- the building is heritage-listed and has no lift access
- the tour is not recommended for young children or anyone with mobility issues
- there is no pram access
- there are no toilet facilities (sort of important to know before hand)
- participants under 18 years of age must be supervised by an adult at all times
- large backpacks/bags and prams are not permitted
- participants should wear a hat and covered shoes and bring drinking water
- by booking a tour experience, you agree to the Brisbane Greeters terms and conditions
There are small group tours available up to 8 people and large tours for between 8-16 people.
Check on the Brisbane City Council website for more info.
The above link has contact details and suitability criteria for the larger groups.
Even if you are just driving through the area it is a wonderful piece of Brisbane History to see and drive over.