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Old Posted Feb 29, 2008, 4:39 AM
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Locally, we don't have any real bridges, but down by the dam they're building a doozy. The roadbed will be about 900 feet above the water.


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Old Posted Feb 29, 2008, 6:09 AM
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Juscelino Kubitschek bridge, Brasilia

photo by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz (both pics). Found at Wikipedia.





Rio-Niterói bridge
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by André Bonacin, found at Panoramio
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Old Posted Feb 29, 2008, 7:36 PM
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Some Philly Bridges
Note: This arent mine, just found them

Betsy Ross


Girard (double decker) i-95 from soutwest philly to south philly


over the schuylkill river


walnut st bridge bridge


Walt Witman


Ben Franklin


train crossing the ben franklin


Platt bridge connecting southwest philly to south philly


Chestnut street bridge





Market street bridge


Tacony bridge


btw-Pittsburgh looks very cool and NewYork has the best bridges
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Loving that Bridge!

But I also love this one!

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Near Bristol!





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Old Posted Mar 3, 2008, 10:49 PM
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Putrajaya, Malaysia has at least two really distinctive bridges that you can see from the KLIA Express Train. If I'd known they were there, I might have made sure to stop there on my trip (didn't have time)...

Here are two really bad photos (into the sun on a smoggy day through dirty train windows!)




Apparently there are a total of 7 bridges across the manmade river/lake through the city. One is a suspension bridge.
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Pennybacker bridge in Austin, TX


Photo taken by me.
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I think I'm in agreeance that the Millau viaduct is the most breathtaking.

What I'm curious about is when it is predicted to turn a profit, or in other words if there is a method derived where those in charge of the project consider it a success, and I'm not talking about "its a success because it is structurally sound."?
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I think I'm in agreeance that the Millau viaduct is the most breathtaking.

What I'm curious about is when it is predicted to turn a profit, or in other words if there is a method derived where those in charge of the project consider it a success, and I'm not talking about "its a success because it is structurally sound."?
I agree the Milau Viaduct is the most breathtaking in world, There is a Toll before both sides, I think to get the money back, everybody pass through. Curious is the new place for people thinking about suicide, many cars stop in middle traffic to take a look short in view otherside, the cameras are installed avoiding that and some rescue vehicles are only for such removal occasionally.
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Here's another one- This is one lovely bridge. Something about her just screams "GOTH"! And I do like me some goth! She's quite a lovely consort to Brooklyn Bridge right next door
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2008, 5:44 PM
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A bit more Golden Gate porn:





Honestly, who DOESN'T like the Golden Gate bridge? With the exception of some jumper's families, I don't think I've heard anyone in recent memory talk smack about that bridge! Mind you, some smartass at the San Francisco Chronicle referred to it as "A 35 million dollar steel harp" on its opening day, but that's about it.

However, we are quite lucky to have the bridge we all know and love. Look at some of these design proposals- EEK!!





Damn, those are some ugly-ass sons-of-bridges! And even our lovely Golden Gate might have wound up Butt-Ugly if the US Navy had gotten its way. They wanted that bridge painted black with diagonal yellow stripes for visibility. OMG, that would have been hideous! Unfortunately I can't find a picture of their proposed paintjob, but I recall seeing it on a PBS documentary.
Luckily the architects stuck to their guns, and the bridge got painted a lovely orange vermillion aka International Orange.
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Hi Amanita & Others,

It is a kind very small lovely one, but at least cute and intrigant I mean curious. See it, it is a caterpillar sleeping all day but with somebody push button, it awake in kind of life one, not to poison us, but to help crossing...

Paddington Rolling Bridge at London. People Passage only. Imagine that if it would be for cars, trucks as well.

BTW the Golden Gate orange one is the most realistic, the other proposals were even more crazy...



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Old Posted Mar 8, 2008, 9:20 PM
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Holy shit that thing is AWESOME. I remember reading about that in Wired or Metropolis or something like that a few years ago. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2008, 2:38 AM
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That little rolling bridge is just wild!
And it is said that Joseph Strauss's first Golden Gate proposal- the second one down in my above post resembled Rube Goldberg's cartoon devices- rediculously overwrought and complicated, good only as a source of mirth. Thank Isis he hired some other talent and gave us the bridge we all know and love.
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I think that the first and second designs would have been cool for the Golden Gate with the third being the most ahead of it's time, but I'm glad we ended up with the art deco Masterpeice

PS. I think that the International Orange stoped the military's whining about visibility.
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2008, 10:16 PM
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Cool

I've always liked the Longfellow Bridge crossing the Charles River in Boston



Image from Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longfellow_Bridge
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I've always loved the Millau Viaduct in France

pic courtesy Wikipedia
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2008, 11:23 PM
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D'oh, Millau has already been mentioned a couple times...

Okay, the Bixby Bridge along Big Sur on the California Coast!

from http://www.b-t.com/Bridges_images/bixby_best.jpg:


from http://www.mccullagh.org/db9/10d-13/...e-big-sur.jpg:


from http://www.redwoodhikes.com/Big%20Su...%20Bridge.jpg:


from http://www.magazineusa.com/images_st...y_married.jpg:
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