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Famous Bridges

Links to the world's more famous bridges.

Alamillo Bridge
Architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava designed the Alamillo Bridge for the 1992 Expo on La Cartuja Island in Seville, Spain.

Ambassador Bridge
Great history, photos, and statistics for the Ambassador Bridge that connects Detroit, MI, USA with Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Bixby Bridge
Bixby Bridge in Big Sur, California is one of the tallest single span concrete arch bridges in the world.

Brooklyn Bridge
Designed by John A. Roebling, Brooklyn Bridge in New York is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. The construction of Brooklyn Bridge brought several tragedies.

Brooklyn Bridge History
Bridge statistics, history, and vintage photos.

Charles River Bridge Statistics
Summary statistics on the Charles River Bridge (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)including photo, length, construction, and completion date.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Summary statistics on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (Cape Charles and Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA) including photo, length, construction, and completion date.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
History, photos, tourist attractions, and frequently asked questions.

Clark Bridge
From the Web site for Alton and the River Bend Communities of Southwestern Illinois, photos and information about the Clark Bridge.

Confederation Bridge
The Confederation Bridge connects Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick in Canada, is 12.9 km. long and is the longest bridge over ice covered water in the world.

Firth of Forth Bridge Statistics
Summary statistics on the Firth of Forth Bridge (South Queensferry and North Queensferry, Scotland) including photo, length, construction, and completion date.

Garabit Viaduct Statistics
Summary statistics on the Garabit Viaduct(Massif Central, France)including photo, length, construction, and completion date.

George P. Coleman Bridge Statistics
Summary statistics on the George P. Coleman Bridge (Yorktown, Virginia, USA)including photo, length, construction, and completion date.

George Washington Bridge History
Detailed history and photos of the George Washington Bridge in New York.

Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge in California has the seventh-longest main span in the world. When it was constructed in the 1930s, it was the world's longest.

Great Belt (Storebaelt) Bridge & Tunnel
History, facts, and photos both during and after construction.

Homestead Bridge
Construction information and photos for the Homestead Bridge in New Mexico, from your Guide to Composite Materials.

Humber Bridge
This masterpiece of civil engineering was designed to cross the last major unbridged estuary in Britain. Here are statistics, construction details, diagrams and helpful facts.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum
Photos, facts, and history of the bridge.

Iron Bridge
The 100-foot Iron Bridge in Shropshire, England was the first cast-iron arch bridge.

Louisville Indiana, Ohio River Bridges Project
A project web site for Louisville Indiana, Ohio River Bridges Project.

Mackinac Bridge, MI
History and photographs of this scenic bridge that connects the Upper and Lower penninsulas in Michigan.

New River Gorge Bridge Statistics
Summary statistics on the New River Gorge Bridge (Fayetteville, West Virginia, USA)including photo, length, construction, and completion date.

Pittsburgh - City of Bridges
If you like bridges then you'll love Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, home to more bridges than any city in the world outside of Venice. View photos and brief facts in this virtual bridge tour.

Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct
John Augustus Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct is the oldest surviving suspension bridge in the U.S.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Seismic Safety Project
Caltrans page on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Seismic Safety Project. Lots of detailed information on the project.

Sheikh Zayed Bridge
The Abu Dhabi bridge is part of Pritzker winner Zaha Hadid's portfolio of works.

Sunshine Skyway Bridge Statistics
Summary statistics on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge (St. Petersburg and Bradenton, Florida, USA)including photo, length, construction, and completion date.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse Movie
Provides a link to a short movie clip of the collapse. Worth the download time to see.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse Photos
Several photos taken during and after the collapse.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Project
History of "Galloping Gertie" as well as information on the new Tacoma Narrows bridge project.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Statistics
Summary statistics on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Tacoma, Washington,USA)including photo, length, construction, and completion date

Tower Bridge Statistics
Summary statistics on the Tower Bridge (London, England)including photo, length, construction, and completion date

Vasco de Gamma Bridge in Lisbon
Vasco de Gamma Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal is the longest bridge in Europe.

Wonders of the World Databank
Search for bridges, dams, tunnels, and other structures based on size, length and other criteria.

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