Famous bridges, dams and canals from around the world|
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|Space images taken by NASA reveal a mysterious ancient bridge in the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka. The recently discovered bridge currently named as Adam's Bridge is made of chain of shoals, c.18 mi (30 km) long.The bridge's unique curvature and composition by age reveals that it is man made. The legends as well as Archeological studies reveal that the first signs of human inhabitant...||05/07/2006||1,836|
|Water Bridge in Magdeburg(Germany)|
Six years, 500 million euros, 918 meters long.......now this is engineering! This is a channel-bridge over the River Elbe and joins the former East and West Germany, as part of the unification project. It is located in the city of Magdeburg, near Berlin.It will be the largest water bridge in Europe.
|The Blaues Wunder is a three-hinged cantilever truss bridge over the Elbe river. It connects Dresden-Blasewitz and Dresden-Loschwitz.||05/03/2006||1,324|
|Big bridge of the highway A29 over the hunte river near oldenburg - germany.||05/02/2006||248|
|The S-Bridge outside Washington, PA is known for to be one path settlers have used when they went westwards to the new land in the early 19th century.|
|Located in Aberta, Canada, this 1600 meter long iron viaduct is a staggering 96 meters high. More facts and picture inside.||04/30/2006||491|
|The Danube Bridge of Friendship is the shortest railway, connecting the North European countries and the Middle East.|
The bridge is 2.8 km long and is suspended 30m above the water on two levels. It is spanned between Rousse, Bulgaria and Giurgiu in Romania. It is known as the Bridge of Friendship because specialists from many ex-socialist countries worked together to build it.<...
|I'm trying to find letters around the world...|
So far this is the only one...a W!
Only 25 more to go.
|The Throgs Neck Bridge is a suspension bridge opened on January 11, 1961 that carries Interstate 295 and connects the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx with the Bayside section of Queens. It is the newest bridge across the East River and was built to relieve traffic on the adjacent Whitestone Bridge.|
The span is 1800 feet (549 m) long, with an anchorage to anchorage total length o...
|The Williamsburg Bridge is a suspension bridge in New York City across the East River connecting Manhattan at Delancey St. with the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn on Long Island at Broadway near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (Interstate 278).|
Construction on the bridge began in 1896, with Leffert Lefferts Buck as chief engineer, Henry Hornbostel as architect and Holton D....
|George Washington Bridge|
220 Bruce Reynolds Boulevard, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
The two-level George Washington Bridge (GWB) crosses the Hudson River between upper Manhattan (West 178th Street) and Fort Lee, New Jersey and forms part of Interstate Highway I-95.
This suspension bridge was designed by Othmar H. Ammann who was the Port Authority's Chief Engineer duri...
|The Second Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, which joins Mandeville and Metairie, Louisiana, USA, is 38.422 km (23 miles 1,538 yd) long. It was completed in 1969.||04/25/2006||1,013|
|The Amador Causeway, located just outside of Panama City and once the home of a US Army base, has quickly become one of Panama's most desirable tourist areas. The Causeway itself connects three small islands, Noas, Perico and Flamenco, with the mainland.||04/24/2006||649|
|A bridge in the UK with really cool shadows. Lots of information, including a really great picture, within the placemark's description.||04/17/2006||368|
|The Seven Mile Bridge, in the Florida Keys, runs over a channel between the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Strait, connecting Key Vaca (the location of the city of Marathon, Florida) in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. One of the longest bridges in existence when it was built, it is one of the many bridges on US 1 in the Keys, where the road is called the Overseas Highway.<...||04/07/2006||1,395|
|The Golden Bridge that connects Ankleshwar to Bharuch was built in 1881 by the Britishers, who needed a bridge across the Narmada River to create better access to trade and administration officials in Bombay.|
The Golden Bridge has seen many floods and natural disasters like earthquakes, but it has stood for nearly 125 years, providing daily transportation to the people of Anklesh...
|Some placemarks and an overlay to help you find the construction sites of the last section of the A71, connecting Thuringia with Bavaria. This section between Erfurt and Schweinfurt was finished in summer 2005. |
More info: www.A71.de (in german)
|This is the famous Hohenzollernbrücke in Cologne.||03/28/2006||376|
|It had this nickname in the eight hundred, since it was imagined that the prisoners that of here they transited going from the courts to the jails, looking out at the marvelous view on the lagoon and on the island of S.Giorgio, they knowing that you/they would not have seen anymore very probably the light of the sun again. |
|Built in 1961, the Runcorn Bridge is a bridge of steel construction which crosses the River Mersey linking the towns of Runcorn and Widnes. It is the longest bridge of its type in the United Kingdom. The bridge is the first (road) crossing of the Mersey after the two toll tunnels at Liverpool. ||03/13/2006||471|
|37 on the Seine, 19 on canals||03/09/2006||416|
|Exact route tracings plus locks, drawbridges, and support facilities. All four are shown: Saint-Denis, Saint-Martin, l'Ourcq, and the little-known Clignon.||03/09/2006||342|
|A derailment in February, 2006, pointed out the importance of railroad bridges to Montreal. Montreal is an island and has six railroad bridges that carry freight, commuters and long distance passengers. ||02/28/2006||690|
|The Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge (Thai Saphan Mittaphap Thai-Lao) is a bridge over the river Mekong, connecting the provinces of Nong Khai in Thailand and Vientiane in Laos. Opened on April 8, 1994, it was the first bridge crossing the lower Mekong, and the second on the full course of the Mekong.||02/26/2006||585|
|The old bridge is the longest cantilever bridge span in the world.||02/17/2006||400|