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Old 02-20-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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NYC has some spectacular bridges:
George Washington Bridge: http://a1.vox.com/6a00cdf3a098c8cb8f...f2f9094f-500pi
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: http://blog.dr2ooo.com/wp-content/photos/bridge.jpg
Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges: http://dumbonyc.com/images/blog/flic...ght_double.jpg
Williamsburgh Bridge: http://images.nycsubway.org/articles/commerce-038a.jpg
59th Street Bridge: http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/19424...5A1E4F32AD3138
Throgs Neck Bridge: http://www.mta.info/mta/news/release...hrogs-Neck.jpg
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge: http://www.citynoise.org/upload/218.jpg
Hell's Gate Bridge: http://www.untitledname.com/archives...ate-bridge.jpg
Triboro Bridge: http://www.jewelsphotos.net/sitebuilder/images/Triboro_Bridge_from_Astoria_Park_at_Dawn-550x400.jpg (broken link)
Bayonne Bridge (to NJ): http://www.cruisecritic.com/images/ports/morepics/capeliberty01.jpg (broken link)

A few other favorites:
Pulaski Skyway (NJ): http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._full_view.jpg
Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (VA): http://www.mdkidspage.org/images/bridge.jpg
Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge (MA): http://www.stephcocleaning.com/images/ZakimBridge1.jpg

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Old 02-20-2008, 01:56 PM
 
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Pittsburgh, definitely. Cleveland has some interesting ones, too.

Cincinnati has a cool historic bridge by the same architect of the Brooklyn Bridge. I think the bridges in Louisville are pretty standard, average bridges.

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Old 02-20-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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St. Louis has two worth mentioning.
The Lewis and Clark bridge over the Mississippi is cable stayed and the Eads bridge has both history and elegance.

I think NYC and Pittsburgh win the contest.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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Default Chattanooga has longest pedestrian walkway bridge in the world

One of our little claims to fame

Visit Chattanooga - Walnut Street Bridge (broken link)
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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NYC wins because I love the Brooklyn Bridge and walk across it whenever I am there.
Pittsburgh has some great bridges and scenery from them.
SF---Golden Gate
Cincinnati has some nice bridges but not to familiar with them
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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The new Cooper River Bridge in Charleston is pretty cool. I like the skyway bridge in St. Pete is pretty cool, too.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Default Chattanooga has longest pedestrian walkway bridge in the world

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One of our little claims to fame

Visit Chattanooga - Walnut Street Bridge (broken link)
Alas, not the 'longest' for long.
I did enjoy walking that bridge when I lived in Chattanooga.
Very wise use for an old wooden bridge when it can no longer carry vehicle traffic. SAVE HISTORY !
Now... I live in Omaha. There is a pedestrian bridge under construction across the Missouri river between Omaha and Council Bluffs. Civic boosters here made sure it would be designed to take the 'longest' title from Chattanooga. Moot point IMHO. Your Walnut St. bridge is showing how to save a historic bridge vs. demolishing it. Their bridge is new construction, much $$$.
Does the Market St/Chief John Ross bridge look the same since it was rebuilt?
I favor those old drawbridges/ swing bridges even if it was rarely opened, like that bridge.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Cincinnati's Roebling Suspension Bridge -- featured quite nicely in RainMan -- has stone towers and a metal deck. Makes a neat noise when you drive over it.

I just wish Kentucky -- which maintains the Ohio River bridges -- would decide to paint it some other color than electric blue.

The I-471 bridge, officially called the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge, is colloquially called the Big Mac. It's yellow and arched; what do you want ...

The former L&N Railroad bridge, which connects Newport and Cincinnati, has been painted purple and turned into a pedestrian bridge: The Purple People Bridge.

There are cool bridges elsewhere on the Ohio River -- connecting Steubenville and Weirton, another in Huntington, W.Va.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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The new Cooper River Bridge in Charleston is pretty cool. I like the skyway bridge in St. Pete is pretty cool, too.
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (VA):

That bridge steals all the attention away from any bridge over the chesapeake bay! i like the William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge way more though


from wikipedia
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