Man charged after scaling bridge to snap selfie

A MAN has been arrested and charged after allegedly climbing a bridge in Brisbane to snap a selfie.

The 30-year-old tourist from Melbourne allegedly scaled the Story Bridge shortly after 4am on Saturday so that he could take a selfie high above the river city.

But the man’s actions caused chaos on the ground, with police forced to close the bridge to traffic.


Authorised bridge climbs were also suspended, with the incident interrupting a party of sightseers who had paid to climb the 74m high bridge at sunrise.

The Victorian man was eventually talked down from the bridge and arrested without incident.

It’s understood the man is visiting the Sunshine State from the Melbourne suburb of Bonbeach.

He has since been charged with unregulated high-risk activities, public nuisance and obstructing police and is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on April 26.