Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bridges Of The World

The following pics and descriptions are from the internet newsletter at TravelMagma which I receive on a regular basis.

Most of these truly amazing bridges I probably will never see. Only one of them I have been crossing twice: the bridge over the Ă–resund between Denmark and Sweden. I went also underneath that bridge while it was under construction.

Rolling Bridge (United Kingdom)

The Rolling Bridge is a type of curling movable bridge completed in 2004 as part of the Grand Union Canal office and retail development project at Paddington Basin, London.

The Rolling Bridge was conceived by British designer Thomas Heatherwick, designed by SKM Anthony Hunt with Packman Lucas, and built by Littlehampton Welding.

It is twelve meters long and opens every Friday at noon. The Rolling Bridge lets boats pass by curling up until its two ends touch. Rolling Bridge


The Neal Bridge

The Neal Bridge located in Pittsfield, Maine, completed in November 2008, is designed and built using structural composite materials and techniques. The Neal Bridge


Henderson Waves

The Henderson Waves is Singapore's tallest pedestrian bridge connecting Mount Faber Park with Telok Blangah Hill Park. It stands tall at a height of 118-feet. Henderson Waves


Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, Brazil

Completed in 2002, this asymmetrical bridge is built across the Lake Paranoa in Brasilia.Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, Brazil


Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, Brazil

The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in Sao Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River.

Opened in May 2008, the bridge is 453 ft tall. The bridge deck is unusual as it forms a 'X', crossing at the tower.

It is the only bridge in the world that has two curved tracks supported by a single concrete mastOctavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, Brazil


Millau Viaduct, France

Opened in 2004, Norman Foster designed this huge cable-stayed bridge to carry travellers across the valley of the Tarn River in Millau, Southern France.Millau Viaduct, France


Pont Gustave-Flaubert Bridge, France

This bridge crosses the Seine, a commercial waterway in France. With pylons at a height of 282 feet, the Pont Gustave-Flaubert is Europe's tallest lift bridge. Pont Gustave-Flaubert Bridge


Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia

This curved pedestrian bridge is 2000-feet above sea level at the top of Mount Mat Cincang in Malaysia. A cable car takes tourists to the 400-feet long structure. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia


Hangzhou Bay Bridge, China

The Hangzhou Bay Bridge, the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world opened in May 2008.

It is 36 kilometres long and reduces the distance between Shanghai and Ningbo by 120 km.Hangzhou Bay Bridge, China


Ă–resund Bridge, Denmark and Sweden

The Oresund Bridge crosses the Oresund strait and joins Sweden with Denmark.

The bridge connects Sweden and Denmark, and it is the longest road and rail bridge in Europe stretching across a distance of length of 4.8 miles.Oresund Bridge, Denmark and Sweden







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