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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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Knowle Locks

Knowle Locks

The Grand Union Canal is lifted almost 42 feet here. Two narrow boats can be seen in the bottom lock. As the locks are 72 feet long these boats will be around 55 feet.
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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.
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Baikonur Cosmodrome Map Overlay 2

Baikonur Cosmodrome Map Overlay 2

Baikonur Cosmodrome is the launch complex where Sputnik 1, Earth's first artificial satellite, was launched. The rocket that lifted Yuri Gagarin, the first human in orbit, was also launched from Baikonur. In fact, all Russian manned missions are launched from Baikonur, as well as all geostationary, lunar, planetary, and ocean surveillance missions.
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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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Airplane crash Ramstein Germany

Airplane crash Ramstein Germany

On August 28, 1988, in one of the world's worst airshow disasters, three jets from the Italian Air Force display team, Frecce Tricolori, collided in mid-air and one crashed into the crowd during an airshow at Ramstein Air Base near Ramstein, Germany. Sixty seven spectators (as well as all three pilots) were killed and hundreds injured in the resulting explosion.

The disaster resu...
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La Negra telescope

La Negra telescope

A 17-story Millimetre Radio telescope being assembled atop of the 15,000-foot La Negra dormant volcano.
It will probe the origins of the universe with an antenna dish the size of a baseball infield.
The Large Millimetre Telescope is a bi-national project sponsored by both U.S. and Mexican governments and institutions to build the largest single-dish millimetre-wavelength radio t...
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Bow Section of a Type 45 class Destroyer

Bow Section of a Type 45 class Destroyer

VT is building the bow sections, funnels and masts for all the six Type 45 destroyers so far ordered, working under sub contract to prime contractor BAE Systems.

The 1000 tonnes steel bow structure was carefully lifted on transporters, moved out of the main assembly hall at VT Shipbuilding's Portsmouth Ship Factory and manoeuvred onto keel blocks positioned on a barge moored in ...
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Wreck of Consolidated Catalina JX273 near to Bhatarsaigh

Wreck of Consolidated Catalina JX273 near to Bhatarsaigh

Registration: JX273
Operator: Royal Air Force (No. 17 (Training) Group in Coastal Command / 302 Flying Training Unit)
Accident Date: 12 May 1944
Accident Site: Heishavel Beag

Aircraft Accident Details
On the morning of 12th May 1944 a Catalina JX273 (F) of Number 302 Flying Training Unit Oban took off Westward with 9 crew on board on a training flight....
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Jimmie Angels plane El Rio Caroni at Ciudad Bolivar Airport

Jimmie Angels plane El Rio Caroni at Ciudad Bolivar Airport

James James Crawford Angel (born Springfield, Missouri, USA, August 1, 1899 – December 8, 1956) was an American aviator after whom Angel Falls in Venezuela, the highest waterfall in the world, is named.

The falls, which cascade from the top of Auyantepui in the remote Gran Sabana region of Venezuela, were not known to the outside world until Jimmie Angel flew over them on 16 Nove...
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WW I - Battle of Bazentin Ridge (overlay map)

WW I - Battle of Bazentin Ridge (overlay map)

On 14 July (Bastille Day) the Fourth Army was finally ready to resume the offensive in the southern sector. The attack, known as the battle of Bazentin Ridge, was aimed at capturing the German second defensive position which ran along the crest of the ridge from Pozières, on the Albert–Bapaume road, southeast towards the villages of Guillemont and Ginchy. The objectives were the villages of Baz...
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Air Canada Flight 621 crash site

Air Canada Flight 621 crash site

The deadliest accident at Toronto Pearson International Airport took place on July 5, 1970, when Air Canada Flight 621, a Douglas DC-8 registered CF-TIW, was flying on a Montreal-Toronto-Los Angeles route.

Captain Peter Hamilton and First Officer Donald Rowland[1] had flown on various flights together before, and had an ongoing discussion on when to arm the spoilers. They both ag...
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