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Old 10-14-2016, 05:38 PM
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Tappan Zee is a crumbling bridge, about to collapse at any moment. At least it feels that way driving across. They're building a new one right next to it though.
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:37 PM
Location: BMORE!
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Pittsburgh has some very nice bridges.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:21 PM
Location: Naples Island
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The Claiborne Pell-Newport Bridge (Rhode Island).
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:06 PM
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Memorial Bridge--Washington, D.C.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by woxyroxme View Post
The Waldo-Hancock bridge over the Penobscot River in Bucksport Maine gets my vote
That is a great bridge. Incredible setting, and there's a public observation deck in one of the towers. From up there, the old metal bridge looks like a toy.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:31 PM
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Originally Posted by Trigger-f View Post
Sunshine Skyway (still the world's longest bridge with a cable-stayed main span).
Golden Gate Bridge
Verrazano Narrows Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
Mackinac Bridge
I thought Russky bridge in Vladivostok, Russia was the longest cable stayed bridge.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:20 PM
Location: The City of Brotherly Love
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Originally Posted by btownboss4 View Post
I surprised that you think of the Zakim as the best bridge in Boston, IMO its the Longfellow.
I visited Boston for the first time back in July. I was initially going to say that I didn't see it, but I now remember why I forgot to list it. I actually did see it when I caught a movie in the Esplanade, but I didn't recognize that it was the Longfellow Bridge. I also rode the Red Line over it, but it was after midnight. I can honestly say that the Longfellow Bridge IS the most beautiful bridge in Boston, with the Zakim coming in 2nd.

Originally Posted by bus man View Post
I agree with the OP about the Ben Franklin Bridge. But we part company on the Commodore Barry; my memory has it that it's nice enough looking, but there are many others that are prettier.
My favorite types of bridges are suspension, cantilever, cable-stayed, and arch. The Commodore Barry Bridge is my favorite example of a cantilever bridge. My other favorite would be the Goethals Bridge in New Jersey, but it is scheduled to be replaced soon. Plus, I love how lush and green the surroundings are on the NJ side of the Commodore Barry. The Chester, PA side is a different story, however!
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:37 PM
Location: Philadelphia
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Originally Posted by PhilliesPhan2013 View Post
What would you all say are the most beautiful bridges in the United States? Here is my list:

#1. Benjamin Franklin Bridge-Philadelphia, PA

The Ben Franklin Bridge, in my opinion, is simply the most beautiful bridge in the United States. It is one of the few bridges that was designed to be multi-modal. It currently contains boxed culverts for 24/7 PATCO service, walkways in both directions for pedestrian and bike traffic, and 7 lanes for motorized vehicles. In the past, there was space for trolleys. In fact, within the beautiful stone abutments, there was a grand trolley terminal planned (at least on the PA side). Finally, this bridge is a HUGE part of Philly culture. It is one of the first images that comes to mind when thinking of the city.
I agree-there's nothing like taking a subway across a suspension bridge. I wonder if that can be done anywhere else in the US outside of New York or Philly. The Delaware Memorial twin bridges are cool.

In New York I love the Verrazzano and George Washington. So many bridges with incredible views, even Throgs Neck/Whitestone and others mentioned.

The Golden Gate of course is spectacular. Coronado Bridge is pretty cool. The Newport, RI Bridge is very pretty.

The Cheasapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel is pretty crazy-feels like you're driving across the ocean, as you pretty much are.

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Old 10-15-2016, 04:38 AM
Location: Pittsburgh
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Another vote for the New River Gorge.
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Old 10-15-2016, 12:51 PM
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I prefer the western span of the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge. It's longer, I like the art deco styling, and you get a fantastic view of the SF skyline exiting the Yerba Buena Tunnel.
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