Jul 13, 2013

Brisbane’s Story Bridge lights change colour

written by Matt Warrell

Matt is a Brisbane-based photographer specialising in macro, film and live music photography.

Brisbane’s Story Bridge, illuminated

As a Brisbane photographer, there are certain landmarks that never get old at night. Brisbane’s Story Bridge is one of those landmarks, and has recently undergone an upgrade to use LED lights as opposed to those old ones that can blow really easily. LED also allows for easy colour changing, and one of the first colour changes was done to support the Queensland Firebirds in the 2013 netball grand final. Pictorials below!

Brisbane Story Bridge

Brisbane Story Bridge

Brisbane Story Bridge

Brisbane Story Bridge

Brisbane Story Bridge

Story Bridge lights

Brisbane Story Bridge


  • Tom Bartel Jul 14, 2013 Reply

    Great shots, Matt. Especially the top one. Purple bridge seems like something Prince would do.

    • Matt Warrell Jul 14, 2013 Reply

      Ha, that’s exactly what I thought, Tom!

  • Jess @UsedYorkCity Jul 15, 2013 Reply

    I love the way it illuminates the entire city! And purple really is such a unique color…I’ve never seen that done anywhere else! Good pick, Brisbane!

  • Paul Jul 17, 2013 Reply

    Yeah. I’m thinking that this bridge would be right at home in Minneapolis, MN, with Prince. 😀

  • Jason Sep 4, 2013 Reply

    Great shots Matt – the purple and white is actually for Bravehearts White Balloon Day – a signature event held annually during Child Protection Week to raise awareness about child sexual assault and help empower survivors to break their silence. This year our goal is to raise $500,000 to help make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child. All funds raised will go toward the development and delivery of Bravehearts’ education, counselling, training and advocacy programs.

    • Matt Warrell Sep 4, 2013 Reply

      Hi Jason, thanks for your comment! These shots were taken back when the Firebirds were in the netball grand final, however if the purple lights for Bravehearts White Balloon Day look anything like this, I’m sure it will be amazing!

  • Jamie Jan 25, 2015 Reply

    Wicked pics :) Do you have pinterest?

  • Katrina Oct 10, 2015 Reply

    How many lights are on the Story Bridge?

    • Matt Warrell Oct 16, 2015 Reply

      No idea, sorry! A heap!

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