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Great bridges of the World

Yesterday as we strolled across the glorious Golden Gate Bridge, we were wondering what other bridges were as famous.
3 years ago, November 28th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #147918  
I came across this list today.Famous Bridges

How many of these bridges have you crossed?
What other bridges do you consider as ---- great bridges of the world?

There are few on this list we have had the pleasure of visiting.
1. The Golden Gate Bridge
2. The London Tower Bridge
3. The Brooklyn Bridge
4. Sydney Harbour Bridge
5. Ponte Vecchio

[Edited: 2011 Nov 28 00:31 - D MJ Binkley:42569 ]
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3 years ago, November 29th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #148032  
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Of your list MJ I've only been over the London Tower Bridge.

Not as famous, but Japan has the world's longest double tier bridge system (13km), the Seto-Ohashi Bridge.
That one I've crossed a few times :-)

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3 years ago, November 29th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #148044  

I'm not familiar with that bridge. I will have to google it and take a look. Reply to this

3 years ago, November 30th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #148111  
Of that list, we've been to the Brooklyn Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, and I've been to the London Tower Bridge (but shot film while I was there, so ... no photo).

Other famous-ish bridges? What about that one in France (oh you know, that one). The Millau Viaduct! I find that bridge aesthetically amazing and one day will hold my breath in trepidation as I drive across.

Couple personal favorites:

I cannot forget the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge - the world's longest floating bridge! But locally known as the 520 Floating Bridge and more famous I suppose for epic traffic and congestion problems, particularly in foul weather, basically blocking a main artery into Seattle from the eastside (the views across are still gorgeous though, being right on the water).

Oh, ha, and another regionally famous bridge - Gallopin' Gertie- formally the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It's claim to fame was captured in a 1940s video of the (then world's 3rd largest suspension bridge) bridge twisting, turning and "galloping" away during a wind storm (than splashing down into the Pudget Sound), and called "the most dramatic bridge failure in engineering history." Great video on YouTube. The replacement is not nearly so memorable. Reply to this

3 years ago, November 30th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #148116  


Love the Tacoma Narrows bridge (the old and new) Plus we never grow tired of watching the video of it buckle in the storm.

"the most dramatic bridge failure in engineering history."

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3 years ago, December 18th 2011 No: 6 Msg: #149041  
Is the following bridge in Buenos Aires famous? It looks like that type of brigde that could be a landmark.

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