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Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Florida

Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Florida

This shot shows the old and new.

The new bridge, called the Sunshine Skyway, was build to replace the previous bridge damaged when hit by a freighter in 1980.

The new bridge is 22,000 ft long and 175 ft above water.

If you zoom in on the center crossing you will see the yellow cables.
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Szechenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest

Szechenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest

Széchenyi Lánchíd or Széchenyi Chain Bridge is one of the most famous bridges of Budapest, Hungary. It connects Buda and Pest (the west and east side of the capital) across the River Danube.

Its two ends are Roosevelt square (with the Gresham Palace and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) and Adam Clark square (the Zero Kilometre Stone, and the lower end of the Budapest Funicular,...
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Northbridge Tunnel, Perth

Northbridge Tunnel, Perth

A four-year project, the Northbridge Tunnel was opened in April 2000, on time and within budget. Running beneath a commercial district in East Perth, the tunnel was built to alleviate the bottleneck of traffic battling to join the causeway across the Swan River, and links instead to a new road bridge over the river that allows traffic to bypass the city centre.

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Rio Niteroi Bridge, Brazil

Rio Niteroi Bridge, Brazil

The Rio Niteroi Bridge links the city of Rio de Janeiro to Niteroi. It is 14Km long.
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Chancellors Bridge,Berlin,Germany

Chancellors Bridge,Berlin,Germany

http://en.structurae.de/structures/data/index.cfm?ID=s0009153
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Moltke Bridge, Berlin, Germany

Moltke Bridge, Berlin, Germany

http://en.structurae.de/structures/data/index.cfm?ID=s0001043
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Berlin
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Oberbaum Bridge, Berlin, Germany

Oberbaum Bridge, Berlin, Germany

http://en.structurae.de/structures/data/index.cfm?ID=s0000453

2 subwaytrains (line U1/U15) are visible. the right one is bound for "Krumme Lanke"(U1) or "Uhlandstr."(U15) station, the left one is bound for "Warschauer Str." (U1/U15) station. follow the rails, more trains are visible and you will see where the trains are going underground.
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Glienicke Bridge, Berlin, Germany

Glienicke Bridge, Berlin, Germany

Glienicke Bridge was the scene of exchanges of secret agents. It was one of the few places in the world where the United States and the Soviet Union stood directly opposite each other. And so deals could be made here without any of their allies having any say in the matter.

This bridge between West-Berlin and the former DDR was a hotspot of cold-war times. Spies were frequently exchang...
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New Tacoma Narrows Bridge

New Tacoma Narrows Bridge

New Tacoma Narrows Bridge
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Millennium Bridge, London, UK

Millennium Bridge, London, UK

Wikipedia entry on London's Millennium Bridge.
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Portland Walking Bridge

Portland Walking Bridge

This bridge is a walking only bridge that connects Portland, PA to Columbia, NJ. It used to be a covered bridge before a flood hit.
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Entrance to Holland Tunnel, Jersey City, NJ

Entrance to Holland Tunnel, Jersey City, NJ

The entrance to the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City, NJ. If you scroll north a couple of blocks, you will see the tunnel exit.
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Lincoln Tunnel entrance, Weehauken, NJ

Lincoln Tunnel entrance, Weehauken, NJ

Entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, in Weehauken, NJ. You can see what a mess of a traffic jam there is.
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Auckland Harbour Bridge

Auckland Harbour Bridge

Originally build with 4 lanes, 2 each way, it is now 8 lanes.

If you zoom in you can see the additional lanes.

They are known as the "Nippon Clip Ons" as they were prefabricated in Japan, barged to NZ, and lifted into place.
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Alex Fraser Bridge, BC

Alex Fraser Bridge, BC

Unfortunately, the GE image doesn't do this stunning bridge justice. There is, however, a nice photo available on the Wikipedia site.

The Alex Fraser Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the Fraser River and connects Richmond with North Delta in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia. The b...
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Monaco Tunnel Vision

Monaco Tunnel Vision

See if you can find the other end...
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London Tower Bridge

London Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge in London - Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London since 1894.
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Delaware Memorial Bridge

Delaware Memorial Bridge

In 1945, the state highway departments of Delaware and New Jersey authorized construction of a Delaware River crossing between New Castle and Pennsville. On July 13, 1946, Congress authorized construction of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Construction of the first Delaware Memorial Bridge span began on February 1, 1949.
From tower to tower, the main span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge me...
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Baily Bridge 2

Baily Bridge 2

Another baily bridge
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Baily Bridge

Baily Bridge

Baily Bridge with traffic on it
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Floating Bridge

Floating Bridge

Very cool floating bridge located in Brookfield, Vermont. The bridge is supported by some sort of pontoons. When driven on, car tires get wet as bridge sinks a bit. A little scary at first, but still really neat!
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Dingmans Bridge

Dingmans Bridge

Dingmans Bridge, located in Dingmans Ferry, PA. This is the last privately owned bridge on the Delaware River. The bridge is quite old and has wood plank flooring that rattles when driven on. A person stands in the road, on the PA side and collects a 50 cent toll for each direction.
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Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

The Ponte Vecchio, literally "Old Bridge," is a famous medieval bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for having numerous shops (mainly jewelers) built along it. It is Europe's oldest segmental arch bridge.

Believed to have been first built in Roman times, it was originally made of wood. After being destroyed by a flood in 1333 it was rebuilt in 1345, this time in...
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Tunnel and Oeresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden

Tunnel and Oeresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden

Connection between Denmark and Sweden. West of the island the connection is a tunnel, below and East of the island is Oeresund Bridge, 16 km long, finished in 2000.


Information by Claudio Marchesin:

In 1991, the governments of Denmark and Sweden agreed to build a bridge to connect the two countries across the Oresund Strait. The 16-kilometer-long Oresund Link b...
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Drawbridge Up, WA

Drawbridge Up, WA

A drawbridge in up-position.
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