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Old 02-21-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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Patrick, forget living in a city with a bridge, how about living in a house ON a bridge? lol

Ambleside - Bridge House
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Well, let's see:

Memphis has the I-40 and I-55 spans over the Mississippi River
Louisville has the Clark Memorial and Kennedy Bridges (US 31 and I-65, respectively)
Cincinnati has the Brent Spence, Roebling, and "Purple People" Bridges
Lake Charles, LA has the really steep, arching bridge over some river along I-10
St. Louis has the I-64 bridge across the Mississippi River
Daviess County, KY has a cool new suspension bridge over the Ohio River along US 231
Then, of course, there's that Golden Gate Bridge in "Californey."
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:14 AM
 
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NYC and Pittsburgh! SF too.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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East Huntington, WV Memorial Bridge

Is that the bridge in the movie, "The Mothman Prophecies" with Richard Gere?

Edit: Oh nevermind, I looked it up, it was the Silver Memorial Bridge at Point Pleasant.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I must ask about the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. In the image provided, it looks as if the bridge goes out into the water, and then disappears into the water. What's that all about? Is that an illusion? Thanks.
Yeah, that pic doesn't show the whole of it. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is 23 miles long. It's a bridge, then a tunnel, then another bridge, then another tunnel, then another bridge, then a mile or two on an island, and then one final bridge. The two tunnels go underneath the two major shipping channels that enter the Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. Being out on the middle of the bridge is almost frightening because land is barely visibile on either side, and to the east is nothing but open ocean.

There are other bridge-tunnel facilities in that immediate vicinity too. The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel are located nearby, but are much shorter, crossing narrower bodies of water. These are the only three bridge-tunnel complexes in the United States.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:42 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, San Francisco would be my top 3
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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There are some neat bridges in Louisiana (given all the waterways). Unfortunately, most of the ones that get noticed are big, gray, and have little to no architecturally interesting features. There are some pretty neat railroad bridges, especially over the Atchafalaya River. They are old and rusty, and look like they may fall into the river soon, but they bring you back to the good ol' days. lol . Louisiana also has 4 of the worlds ten longest bridges. (#1) Lake Ponchartrain Causeway; (#2) Manchac Bridge; (#5) Atchafalaya Freeway Bridge; and (#9) the Bonnet Carre Spillway Bridge.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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1.San Francisco Bay Area Bridges
2.NYC Bridges
3.Charleston SC
4.Hampton Roads Tunnel And Bridge
5.Philly
6.Los Angeles Long Beach Cali
7.Portland Oregon
8.Boston
9.Seattle
10.San Diego
11.Memphis
12.St. Louis
13.Chicago
14.Detroit
15.Buffalo
16.Green Bay WI
17.Chat Tennessee
18.Columbia SC
19.Miami FL
20.Tulsa OK
And the list goes on and on......
Tulsa has bridges?
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Tulsa has bridges?

Apparently more than Pittsburgh.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Tulsa has bridges?
I had no idea some cities don't have any bridges
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