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Inhabited bridge, Lovetch, Bulgaria

Inhabited bridge, Lovetch, Bulgaria

Eastern bridge of the inhabited bridges of Europe, the particularity of this one is that it is fully covered with a roof. The History says that it has been rebuilt in 1874, due to a flood, and, in 1931 due to a fire.
The sixth bridge will not appear in my collection. the satellite view is so bad... It is situated in the French Brittany, close to the western point of the country. Its na...
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Inhabited bridge, Kramerbrucke, Erfurt, Germany

Inhabited bridge, Kramerbrucke, Erfurt, Germany

Here is the second one of my collection
In the Medieval period, all over Europe, bridges constructed with wood or stones got houses built on them. The simply reason was, that, when a house doesn´t "touch the land", there is no tax to pay.
For more information about this bridge:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kr%C3%A4merbr%C3%BCcke
No rating yet12/27/2008378Google Earth Logo
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Inhabited bridge, Frome, Avon, UK

Inhabited bridge, Frome, Avon, UK

The inhabited bridge of Frome, is the littlest of the six witch still exist in Europe. It is situated not too far of the Pulteney bridge in Bath.
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Inhabited bridge, Pulteney bridge, Bath, UK

Inhabited bridge, Pulteney bridge, Bath, UK

The Pulteney bridge is one of the six last inhabited bridges of the continent.
One of them is ever posted in Google Earth Hacks. It is the "ponte vecchio" in Florence, Italy.
For more information about Pulteney bridge:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulteney_Bridge
No rating yet12/27/2008371Google Earth Logo
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Cool-looking Bridge

Cool-looking Bridge

I couldn't find any info on it, but this bridge sure looks awesome!
Rating of 412/05/2008385Google Earth Logo
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Eisenhower Tunnel

Eisenhower Tunnel

This a view of the Eisenhower Tunnel on the I-70 west of Denver, Colorado. It is the highest record automobile tunnel in the world at just over 11,000 feet in elevation.
No rating yet08/13/2008891Google Earth Logo
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Worlds Longest Sea Bridge

Worlds Longest Sea Bridge

A 36-kilometre (22-mile) structure connecting Jiaxing city near Shanghai to the port city of Ningbo in the eastern province of Zhejiang.

It is slightly shorter than the 38.4-kilometre Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge in the southern United States, which is often billed as the world's longest.

The 11.8 billion yuan (1.7 billion dollars) bridge cuts the length of t...
Rating of 3.205/02/20081,375Google Earth Logo
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Storstrom Bridge - once europes longest bridge.

Storstrom Bridge - once europes longest bridge.

Storstrøm Bridge (Danish, Storstrømsbroen) is a road and railway arch bridge that crosses Storstrømmen between the islands of Falster and Masnedø in Denmark.

Together with Masnedsund Bridge it connects Falster and Zealand (Sjælland). It was the main road connection between the islands until the Farø Bridges were opened in 1985. It is still the railway connection between the islan...
Rating of 404/09/2008909Google Earth Logo
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8 Lane Bridge Construction

8 Lane Bridge Construction

An eight lane bridge being built in Abu Dhabi.
Rating of 302/04/2008863Google Earth Logo
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Batemans Bay Bridge

Batemans Bay Bridge

The Clyde River bridge carries thousands of vehicles a day. Roadway clearance on the bridge is 5.1 metres. Clearance for shipping is 20 metres above high water level. The span is lifted on demand, an average of 1000 times annually.
No rating yet12/19/2007322Google Earth Logo
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Borovnica Railway Viaduct

Borovnica Railway Viaduct

The Borovnica viaduct, sadly no longer standing, was built in 1856 on the Südbahn or Southern Railway, the first railway line linking Vienna to Trieste. It was one of the most imposing bridges ever built in Slovenia and in its day one of the most imposing bridge structures the world had ever seen. The only bridge larger than the Borovnica viaduct was the Göltzschtal viaduct at near Plauen in Ge...
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Champlain Bridge, Lake Champlain, Vermont

Champlain Bridge, Lake Champlain, Vermont

champlain bridge used in the filming of the 2000 movie, "what lies beneath", staring michelle pfeiffer and harrison ford. this movie was filmed in various vermont locations in the burlington area.
No rating yet11/30/2007686Google Earth Logo
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Holliwell Bridge

Holliwell Bridge

On of the famous covered bridges located in Madison County Iowa.
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Europabruecke at Innsbruck

Europabruecke at Innsbruck

Europabrücke, or Europe's bridge, is a 777-m (2,549.2-ft.) long bridge spanning the 657-m (2,155.5-ft.) Wipp valley just south of Innsbruck, Austria. The A13 Brenner Autobahn passes over this bridge, above the Sill River, forming part of the main route from Austria to Italy across the Alps. Built between 1959 and 1963, it was once Europe's highest bridge, standing 192 m (629.9 ft.) high.
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Swing Bridge

Swing Bridge

A swing bridge that has turned to allow a boat to pass though near Hevossalmi, Finland.
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River Tyne Swing Bridge

River Tyne Swing Bridge

A swing bridge that crosses the River Tyne in England.
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Megami Ohashi Bridge under construction, Nagasaki

Megami Ohashi Bridge under construction, Nagasaki

The Megami Bridge, located in southern part of Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, will provide relief to the chronic traffic congestion in the city center by connecting southern part and western part of Nagasaki City, which are divided by the Nagasaki Port. Also, it will vitalize industry and culture in the region by strengthening the linkage of the port facilities. Furthermore, illuminated in...
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Structurally Deficient Bridges

Structurally Deficient Bridges

Placemark collection containing the locations and detailed information of approximately 70,000 "Structurally Deficient" bridges in the United States.
No rating yet08/07/2007491Google Earth Logo
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I35W Bridge Minneapolis, Mn

I35W Bridge Minneapolis, Mn

Tragic forebearer of bad news? Bridge collapsed during rush hour Wed. evening. Deaths at 4 with many injured. http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/articles/2007/08/02/ap/headlines/d8qosvf80.txt
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Causey Arch - the oldest railroad bridge in the world

Causey Arch - the oldest railroad bridge in the world

The Causey Arch is a bridge near Stanley in County Durham. It is the world’s oldest surviving railway bridge.

It was built in 1725-26 by architect Ralph Wood, funded by a conglomeration of coal-owners known as the "Grand Allies" (founded by Colonel Liddell and the Hon. Charles Montague). Two tracks crossed the Arch — one to take coal to the River Tyne, and the other for the retur...
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Vertical Lift Bridge

Vertical Lift Bridge

The only Non level vertical lift in the world. Bridge spans NY barge canal on Main St. Fairport, New York. This per my Uncle circa 1962, and it does go uphill.
No rating yet07/20/2007500Google Earth Logo
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Teodoro Moscoso Bridge

Teodoro Moscoso Bridge

This bridge constitutes the first and only Privatization Project of its kind in Puerto Rico and in the United States. GOA recognizes the trustful professional relationship developed with Autopistas de Puerto Rico (Developer Consortium) and DYCREX Construction & Co. (General Contractor) during the fast track execution of the project.

The bridge is and will be an outstanding e...
Rating of 507/19/2007452Google Earth Logo
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Center Street Bridge

Center Street Bridge

The Bridge crossing the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta. It was originally called the MacArthur Bridge, but it was destroyed in a flood in 1915. In 2000, the bridge was restored and renovated. The bridge features four lions atop the sides of the bridge.
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Largest cable-stayed bridge in southern Africa

Largest cable-stayed bridge in southern Africa

Paris has its Eiffel Tower, New York its Statue of Liberty, Sydney its Harbour Bridge.Johannesburg opened the largest cable-stayed bridge in southern Africa. Who else to name it after but Nelson Mandela, the man who led South Africa across the apartheid divide?
The 284 metre long bridge crosses over 42 operational railway lines in linking Braamfontein and the north of Johannesburg to Ne...
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floating bridge

floating bridge

It's a floating bridge of Italy Military
No rating yet06/10/2007353Google Earth Logo
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