Ten Remarkable Bridges in the U.S.!

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  1. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Next to archaeology, I enjoy following architecture ‘news,’ especially relating to bridges. The bridge design math work involved is beyond remarkable! Please take a moment to check out this link, for what is considered to be ‘’ten remarkable bridges in the U.S.’’ Feel free to post any and all bridges that dazzle you, too!

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    Do we have any bridge architects/engineers here?

    http://www.architecturaldigest.com/...ges-united-states-slideshow_slideshow_item7_8
     
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  3. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    This bridge is in my own area. A misty experience to say the least!

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    Just breathtaking! A waterfall is so magnificent and magical to me.
     
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  7. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Really? You're so lucky!

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    Thanks for sharing. Not sure I'd be brave enough to walk over such a structure. lol Great shot!

    Agree! Can't help but smile when looking at that pic, right?

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  8. wellwisher Banned Banned

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    A cool bridge is the Dame's Point bridge in northern Florida. It was designed to be tall enough to sail cruise ships under it. So there is a good climb to the top doing 70 mph.

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  9. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    nice, wellwisher ^^

    Still my favorite bridge:

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    Hiya wegs...
    Ahh, a nice break!!

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    Anyway onto bridges.....not in the US, but have you seen the millau viaduct in France?

    http://www.highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php?title=Millau_Viaduct
     
  11. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Hello :wave:

    This is the tallest bridge structure in the world? Beyond impressive!

    Mystified by the complexity of it; I marvel at how risky it must be to build these things!

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    Yep, same here. It's less than a 30 min. drive.

    Here's a photo my daughter took a few winters ago during a cold snap.

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    If that's the case then you'd love it here. Multnomah falls is just the highest of a hand-full in the same area.

    For instance, this is a shot of Upper Horsetail falls, taken from the path that passes behind it.

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    Then if you drive about 53 mi South you could visit Silver Creek falls state park and walk a 5 mile loop where you'll see 8 waterfalls.
     
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    Mind is blown. Wow!

    (Edit to add: I keep returning here to look at it. haha)

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    That is an amazingly cool bridge.
     
  17. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    We all need a place as lovely as this to slip away to. Nice, Janus!
     
  18. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    I think that Sydney Harbour Bridge is just absolutely fantastic! So much beauty in its strength. It made the list for top 20 spectacular bridges in the world.

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    This is another favorite o'mine...

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  19. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    You need to check it out on New Years Eve, or Australia Day!!!

    What about number 8??

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    Is that the post showing the oldest suspension bridge in Australia? That's just ugh...too cool for words. These bridges have so much history.

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    So, they have forums for bridge lovers? What? haha

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