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Bridges

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  • 1. Music: Bridge over Troubled Water Forth Bridge Scotland BRIDGES
  • 2. Pont Du Gard France
  • 3. Chanel Bridge Magdeburg Germany
  • 4. Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge,Brasilia, Brazil. The JK Bridge in  Brasilia  is a lesson in elegant bridge design.  The 3 huge arches diagonally hopping over the deck of the bridge give the structure an amazing visual fluidity .   .
  • 5. Bridge in Oregon USA
  • 6. Millenium Bridge London
  • 7. Sydney Harbour Bridge Australia
  • 8. Rio de Janeiro to Niteroi Bridge Brazil
  • 9. Japan Double Spiral Bridge
  • 10. Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, Sao Paulo, Brazil . Opened in May 2008, the Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge is a stunning x-shaped cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Pinheiros River in  Sao Paulo .  Its design is unique in that the 2 curved decks of the bridge cross each other through its x-shaped supporting tower, an illuminated structure that stands 450ft tall and has attached to it 144 steel cables .  
  • 11. GERMANY
  • 12. Royal Albert Bridge Saltash Plymouth UK
  • 13. London Tower Bridge
  • 14. The Millau Viaduct n southern France – 890 feet high -
  • 15. Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco USA
  • 16. Kintaikyo, Iwakuni , Japan . The original Kintai Bridge was built in 1673 and didn’t stand very long until it was damaged due to flooding.  It was then rebuilt and survived for more than 200 years until a typhoon battered it to death in 1950.  The bridge that stands now over the Nishiki River is the 3rd build and looks magnificent, its 5 wooden arches displaying an incredible amount of detail and craftsmanship.  Interesting fact: no nails or bolts have been used to build the arches, only clamps and wires.  
  • 17. Ponte Vecchio Florence Italy
  • 18. Rolling Bridge,London. Thomas Heatherwick’s award-winning rolling bridge is an ingenious addition to the grand union canal system in London and is unique in its design. Unlike regular movable canal bridges, the rolling bridge curls up on itself to form an octagon. .
  • 19. Brooklyn Bridge New York
  • 20. Charles Bridge Prague
  • 21. Henderson Waves Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge found at the southern ridges, a beautiful 9km stretch of gardens and parks .  The bridge itself is absolutely stunning.  The deck is made from thousands of Balau wood slates, perfectly cut and arranged, and along the length of the deck a huge snaking, undulating shell cleverly forms sheltered seating areas on every upward curve.  
  • 22. Freedom Bridge Budapest Hungary
  • 23. Britannia Bridge North Wales
  • 24. Pont Gustave Flaubert,Rouen,France. This is the incredible, brand new vertical lift bridge in Rouen, France, a beast of a structure whose 2 bridge spans weigh 1200tons each but can be hoisted 180ft vertically by the bridges lifting mechanism in an impressive 12 minutes.
  • 25. Tsing Ma Bridge Hong Kong
  • 26. Halfpenny Bridge Dublin
  • 27. Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Kobe Japan
  • 28. Bridge in Norway
  • 29. Alan H. Orr – N. Ireland, Banbridge, May 2009 Bosphorus Bridge Istambul Turkey
  • 30. Alan H. Orr – N. Ireland, Banbridge, May 2009