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Old 10-15-2016, 01:06 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Not to derail this topic, but I was perusing the second link in ABQAlex's post for List of Highest International Bridges/Page 1 - HighestBridges.com and couldn't help but notice how most of the highest, most grandiose bridges, engineering projects, are now dominated by China. This dominance has only begun since the turn of this century. If you examine the years these structures were built, and look at USA contributions and their years, you have to come to the sad conclusion (for me as an American) that the U.S. as a nation is in decline. The Chinese own almost all of the most prominent bridge engineering projects from the year 2000 on. The US has only one such addition, and most of our greatest bridges were built many years ago.
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Old 10-15-2016, 03:31 PM
 
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The Benjamin Franklin Bridge is #1???
Uh, no.

The two most beautiful bridges IMO are the Golden Gate and Brooklyn.

I think you're confusing most beautiful with most well-known.

Why don't you be original and go against the grain for once?

If he thinks the Ben Franklin Bridge is beautiful, who are you to say otherwise? I do think it's a top 5 bridge.
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:44 PM
 
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I thought Russky bridge in Vladivostok, Russia was the longest cable stayed bridge.

There's different categories of bridges. This one, the actual bridge(w / a cable stayed main span) is 4.14 miles. If you count the causeway + bridge it's about 29K feet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable-stayed_bridge

"Sunshine Skyway Bridge, the world's longest bridge with a cable-stayed main span; carries I-275 across Tampa Bay south of St. Petersburg, Florida, United States.
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:01 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Tacoma narrows bridge looks cool, it's the worlds longest twin suspension bridge in the world.
I love the view from it, but not the bridge itself. I have not seen any bridge here that compares to the Port Mann bridge in Vancouver BC Canada.
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:29 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I think you're confusing most beautiful with most well-known.

Why don't you be original and go against the grain for once?

If he thinks the Ben Franklin Bridge is beautiful, who are you to say otherwise? I do think it's a top 5 bridge.
If he thinks two well know bridges are the most beautiful, to quote you, "who are you to say otherwise?", amirite?
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Though not among the top 5, I still find the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philly attractive.


(my pic)
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:36 AM
 
Location: USA
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New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia is pretty insane looking for those who've never seen it. It's quite a masterpiece.
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:21 PM
 
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Golden Gate Bridge--no contest.
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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I still give a slight nod to the George Washington Bridge between NYC and NJ, but only when it's lighted up on special occasions. The lit latticework towers and cables are unlike anything I know of anywhere. And it's especially impressive because the background is so dark and the bridge is large. I just wish it were lit up like this every night.


Simply gorgeous. Just breathtaking.


https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/me...ton-bridge.jpg


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped.../800px-Gwb.jpg
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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The pedestrian bridge, Liberty Bridge, over the waterfall in Falls Park in downtown Greenville SC is cool. The Liberty Bridge | Greenville, SC - Official Website

It is only suspended only one side and has a curved shape.

There is supposedly not another bridge like it in the US.
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