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Old 04-12-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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The Brooklyn Bridge is probably my favourite bridge in the country but here in Boston we got a couple good ones too. Obviously, San Francisco is right up there too.
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Well, I guess I was wrong; I had heard or read many years ago that Roebling was from Cincinnati. I also didn't realize Roebling (the father) didn't actually see construction of the Brooklyn Bridge through to completion; though he designed the bridge, he in fact died over a decade before it was completed.

I will say that if you are going to correct me, you might want to be correct yourself - if the wikipedia.org article is correct, he was from Germany, didn't move to the U.S. until he was 25 years old, and lived in Butler County, PA, which although it is close to Pittsburgh is NOT Pittsburgh.
I'm sorry. I could have gone about letting you know that in a kinder way.
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Depending on what the definiton of a bridge is, Pittsburgh has more than any other city in the world, 446. There are well over 2,000 bridges in Allegheny County.
Pittsburgh bridges - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m151/Smoker_03/ftDuqBridge.jpg (broken link)

Fort Duquesne Bridge in downtown Pittsburgh. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m151/Smoker_03/Smithfield1.jpg (broken link)

Smithfield Street Bridge downtown Pittsburgh.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m151/Smoker_03/hulton.jpg (broken link)

The Hulton Bridge in Oakmont connects to old Rt. 28 in Harmar. The trees to the right are 12 Mile Island. Islands in the Allegheny River are named by how many miles from the downtown Point (confluence) they are

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Smithfield St. and Hulton Bridge photos courtesy of Historic Bridges of Michigan and Elsewhere:
Historic Bridges of Michigan and Elsewhere - Bridge Photo Gallery
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:06 PM
 
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Ya know what ya call Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge at rush hour? The Car-Bangled Spanner.
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:38 AM
 
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Peter, i think Pittsburgh is a beautiful city. its got gourgous hills and a really neat skyline, and some of the most fantastic bridges in the nation. Pittsburgh is a rustbelt city, but it still has alot of charm in its skyline and downtown.
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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I'd love to see some more bridge photos. I love a good bridge. Here's my favorite:

http://www.richmangalleries.com/images/Verrazano_Narrows_Bridge.jpg (broken link)

Being from Staten Island I may be a little biased, but I love that bridge.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: UP of Michigan
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Not really a bridge,but....Pittsburgh Inclines (Funiculars) remember this from many years ago.
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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Chicago has some pretty cool bridges.

On the Chicago river alone, there are over 180 bridges.

43 of those bridges are movable, which gives Chicago the title of the most movable bridges of any city in the world.

20 of those movable bridges are in the downtown area, and they are raised and lowered 30,000 times per year, and allow 52,000 sailboats to travel between the city/river and Lake Michigan.
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area, FL
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Default Sunshine Skyway Bridge - St. Petersburg, FL

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Old 04-13-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area, FL
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Another Sunshine Skyway Bridge shot. This bridge crosses over the mouth of Tampa Bay and connects Pinellas County to Manatee County, FL. This bridge was also the sight of a major disaster in 1980. After a ship crashed into the bridge in a store, a section of the bridge fell where 35 people died.

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