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Pegasus Bridge with Horsa Glider

Pegasus Bridge with Horsa Glider

Aerial image of the Pegasus Bridge area of Normandy taken on 6th June 1944. This was the scene of the first British landing on D-Day, when men of the 6Th Airborne Division used gliders (which can be clearly seen in the image) to land behind enemy lines and secure the bridge over the Caen Canal. This was later re-named 'Pegasus' bridge, in honour of the badge worn by the 6th Airborne.
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Glider and original Pegasus Bridge at Pegasus Memorial

Glider and original Pegasus Bridge at Pegasus Memorial

Glider and original Pegasus Bridge at Pegasus Memorial in BÚnouville
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Pegasus bridge (Overlay)

Pegasus bridge (Overlay)

An aerial reconnassaince picture of the Pegasus bridge (northwest corner) made during the Battle of Normandy.

Pegasus was the name given to a bridge over the Caen canal, near the town of Ouistreham. The bridge was a major objective of the British 6th Airborne Division, which was landed by glider near it during the Normandy Invasion on the 5th/6th June 1944. It was given the perma...
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Anghel Saligny Bridge

Anghel Saligny Bridge

The King Carol I Bridge (later renamed Anghel Saligny Bridge) was built between 1890 and 1895 in Romania over the Danube and Borcea and when it was completed it then became the longest bridge in Europe and the third in the world.

The bridge has a length of 4,037 metres of which 1662 m over the Danube and 920 m over Borcea and was designed by Romanian engineer Anghel Saligny. It i...
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The Strait of Messina Bridge

The Strait of Messina Bridge

The Strait of Messina Bridge
location: south of Italy, between Sicily island and Calabria

From Official Website : http://www.strettodimessina.it
...For the design of a crossing structure, the Preliminary Project definitively opted for a 3,300-metre long single-span suspension bridge which would have the world's longest central span.

The timetable
Rating of 3.706/14/20061,853Google Earth Logo
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Sword Beach - 6th June 1944

Sword Beach - 6th June 1944

British Forces (2nd East Yorks) landing late morning on Sword Beach, west of Ouistreham. The first major target for this sector was the capture of Pegasus Bridge.
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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.
Rating of 507/04/2007569Google Earth Logo
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Bratislava - New bridge

Bratislava - New bridge

Novy most (The New Bridge) is well know as Most SNP (Bridge of SNP), which was former name of the bridge. Special for this bridge is it's restaurant that looks like an UFO. It's name is Bystrica but unfotunately nowadays you can't have lunch there because it's closed.
No rating yet10/20/2005673Google Earth Logo
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Aerial Lift Bridge

Aerial Lift Bridge

Historical bridge in Duluth,MN. This bridge began as an aerial transfer bridge, the first of only two such bridges ever constructed in the United States. Originally built in 1905, the bridge was upgraded in 1930 to the current lifting design and continues to operate today. The bridge can be raised in 55 seconds and goes up 25-30 times daily during busy parts of the shipping season. The span is ...
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Charles Bridge, Prague

Charles Bridge, Prague

Karluv Most, the famous Charles Bridge.

The oldest bridge in Prague, built in the place of Judita's Bridge, badly damaged by a flood in 1342. The Stone or Prague Bridge since 1870 called Charles Bridge, was built by at the behest of Charles IV in the year 1357. The construction was started by Master Otto and finished by Peter Parler in 1402. Both ends of the bridge are fortified by to...
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Aioi bridge , hiroshima

Aioi bridge , hiroshima

Aioi Bridge was a nationally known T-shaped bridge with girders extending from its central section to Jisenji-no-hana (now, the north end of Peace Memorial Park). The bridge was the target of the atomic bomb. The bomb missed slightly, exploding 300 meters from the bridge in the air over Shima Hospital.

It was reconstructed after the war and replaced in 1983 by a newer, again T- ...
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Runcorn Bridge

Runcorn Bridge

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.
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