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Famous bridges, dams and canals from around the world


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Huguenot Tunnel - Longest road tunnel in South Africa

Huguenot Tunnel - Longest road tunnel in South Africa

The Huguenot Tunnel in South africa is 3.9 km length. The tunnel was finally opened on 18 March 1988.
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Kinzua Bridge

Kinzua Bridge

The Kinzua Bridge or the Kinzua Viaduct was a railroad trestle that spanned Kinzua Creek in McKean County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The bridge was 301 feet (92 m) tall and 2,052 feet (625 m) long prior to its collapse in 2003.

The bridge was originally built from iron in 1882 and was billed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World", holding the record as the tallest ...
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Si Du River Bridge, worlds highest above ground

Si Du River Bridge, worlds highest above ground

Si Du River Bridge, world highest above ground. The suspension bridge is 1.627 feets / 496 meters high above ground and spans 2.952 feets / 900 meters. The brigde was opened at the 15th of november 2009 and is located in Badong area of Hubei, China. Due to the extreme depth of the canyon below the projected brigde a new technique was used to mount the initial suspension cable. A rocket was fire...
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Danyang Kunshan Grand Bridge, the worlds longest

Danyang Kunshan Grand Bridge, the worlds longest

The Danyang Kunshan Grand Bridge is the worlds longest brigde. It is 164,8 kilometers, 102,4 miles, 540709 feet, 164800 meters long. It was completed in 2010 after four years of construction and opened on June 30, 2011.

The brigde is part of the 1318 kilometers (819 miles) long Jinghu high-speed railway also known as the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway.

About the "Dan...
Rating of 507/03/20115,809Google Earth Logo

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, worlds longest over water

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, worlds longest over water

The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, the Qingdao Haiwan Bridge is the worlds longest brigde over water. It is 42,5 kilometres, 26.4 miles long and was opened on June 30, 2011.

The bridge connects the city of Qingdao in the east/south with Jiaozhou in north/west and the Huangdao in the south/west across the waters of the northern part of Jiaozhou Bay. Tour creator: Tom Kjeldsen, created june ...
Rating of 506/30/20111,786Google Earth Logo

Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link

Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link

Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link or Bandra Worli Sea link is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete viaduct approaches, which links Bandra and the western suburbs of Mumbai with Worli and central Mumbai, and is the first phase of the proposed West Island Freeway system. The bridge was dedicated to the public on 30 June 2009 by Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, although only 4 ...
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The Bridge over the River Kshatrunji Collapsed

The Bridge over the River Kshatrunji Collapsed

A Gas Turbine being transported to Pipavav from Mudra port has met with an accident enroute. The bridge across the river Kshatrunji near Talaja (49-50 km from Bhavnagar towards Talaja / Pipavav) on the National Highway 8E has collapsed resulting in the Hydraulic trailer along with the Gas Turbine falling into the river.

The subject Gas turbine is a Frame 9FA+e 255MW unit weighin...
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Overtoun Bridge - The Dog Suicide Bridge

Overtoun Bridge - The Dog Suicide Bridge

Near the village of Milton in West Dunbartonshire lies the Overtoun Bridge; an arch bridge which has become famous for the bizzarely large number of dogs who have leapt over the side to their death.

Built in 1895 by Lord Overtoun, the Victorian bridge stands 50 feet over the Overtoun Burn which flows below. The dog jumping phenomenon started sometime in the 1950s continuing to be...
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Royal Gorge Bridge - Highest Suspension Bridge in the World

Royal Gorge Bridge - Highest Suspension Bridge in the World

The Royal Gorge Bridge is a tourist attraction near Ca˝on City, Colorado, within a 360 acre (1.5 km▓) theme park. The bridge deck hangs 1,053 feet (321 m) above the Arkansas River, and the bridge is billed as the highest suspension bridge in the world. The Royal Gorge Route Railroad runs under the bridge along the base of Royal Gorge. The bridge is 1260 feet (384 m) long and 18 feet (5 m) wide,...
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Ponte Nevio in Rome - Bridge with hundreds of padlocks

Ponte Nevio in Rome - Bridge with hundreds of padlocks

The Milvian (or Mulvian) Bridge (Italian: Ponte Molle or Ponte Milvio, Latin: Pons Milvius or Pons Mulvius) in northern Rome, Italy, is one of the most important bridges over the Tiber.

The bridge was built by consul Gaius Claudius Nero in 206 BC, after he had defeated the Carthaginan army in the Battle of the Metaurus. In 115 BC, consul Marcus Aemilius Scaurus built a new bridge...
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The 25 de Abril Bridge - 20th largest suspension bridge in the world

The 25 de Abril Bridge - 20th largest suspension bridge in the world

The 25 de Abril Bridge
(Ponte 25 de Abril) is a suspension bridge connecting the city of Lisbon, capital of Portugal, to the municipality of Almada on the left bank of the Tagus river.
It was inaugurated on August 6, 1966 and a train platform was added in 1999.
It is often compared to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA. (The same company constructed both bridge...
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Old Carquinez Bridge being dismantled

Old Carquinez Bridge being dismantled

The original bridge, a steel cantilever bridge, was designed by Robinson & Steinman and dedicated on May 21, 1927. It cost $8 million to build and was the first major bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Upon completion of the 1927 bridge, the Lincoln Highway was rerouted over the span. The Lincoln Highway was the first road across America. Its original alignment from Sacram...
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Largest bridge in China, the Sutong Bridge

Largest bridge in China, the Sutong Bridge

Sutong Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the Yangtze River in People's Republic of China between Nantong and Changshu, a satellite city of Suzhou, in Jiangsu province. With a span of 1,088 metres (3,570 ft), it is the cable-stayed bridge with the longest main span in the world. Its two side spans are 300 metres (984 ft) each, and there are also four small cable spans
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Banaoang bridge

Banaoang bridge

It connects two enormous mountains of Ilocos Sur, Philippines.
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Hangzhou Bay Bridge in Shanghai China

Hangzhou Bay Bridge in Shanghai China

The bridge is the longest trans-oceanic bridge in the world and connects the municipalities of Shanghai and Ningbo in Zhejiang province. Mid-way through the bridge, a service island will be built. It was opened to the public on May 1, 2008.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangzhou_Bay_Bridge
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Stonecutters bridge, under construction. Hong-Kong

Stonecutters bridge, under construction. Hong-Kong

Stonecutters Bridge is a high level cable-stayed bridge which spans the Rambler Channel in Hong Kong, connecting Nam Wan Kok, Tsing Yi Island and Stonecutters Island. The bridge deck was completed on 7th April 2009[1], making this the second longest cable-stayed span in the world.

The approaches at Tsing Yi and Stonecutters Island are located near Container Terminal 9 and Contain...
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Davis Ave Bridge Torn down

Davis Ave Bridge Torn down

On 5/6/2009 this bridge was blown up in the city of Pittsburgh. It hasn't been used for an extended period of time but it was ready to collapse.

Here is a link to a slide show:
http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/19382612/detail.html

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Rendsburg High Bridge

Rendsburg High Bridge

A combination transporter bridge/railroad. The trains drive over the top.
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Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge

Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge

The Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge (or simply Transporter Bridge) is the furthest downstream bridge across the River Tees, England. It connects Middlesbrough on the south bank to Port Clarence on the north bank. It is a transporter bridge, carrying a travelling 'car' or 'gondola' suspended from the bridge, across the river in 90 seconds. The cart can carry 200 people, 9 cars or 6 cars and one...
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Drawbridge Up

Drawbridge Up

And traffic is backed up too.
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Llagas Creek Bridge

Llagas Creek Bridge

This circa 1937 build concrete bridge became exposed when the water level of Chesbro Reservoir was lowered (2007-2008) due to drought-like conditions. This bridge, which spans the original Llagas Creek, was abandoned when the Chesbro Dam was constructed around 1955 and the subsequent waters of the Llagas Creek was allowed to fill up the valley
Rating of 4.33333333301/14/2009688Google Earth Logo
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The Tridge

The Tridge

A three-way foot bridge located in Midland, MI.
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Y-bridge of Galena

Y-bridge of Galena

The Y-Bridge is an old highway bridge over the James River located at Galena, Missouri and opened in 1927. It is named the Y-Bridge because it is shaped like the letter "Y". The bridge is such that (going east), one could then either head north or south upon reaching the east end, where the highway was between a steep bluff on the east and the river on the west. It was built to accomm...
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Y shaped bridge

Y shaped bridge

Y-shaped bridge in Zanesville, Ohio. Claimed to be the only Y-shaped bridge in the world.
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The Woodchipper Murder

The Woodchipper Murder

this is the bridge that Richard Crafts disposed of his wifes,Helle, body by putting it through a woodchipper pointing over the edge on a snowy night.
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