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Old 10-12-2017, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Name me a river that has a better collection of beautiful bridges than this!
Since you asked, The East River can definitely be a contender. I used to live in South Jersey and Iím familiar with all those bridges except the Commodore Barry which Iíve never been on. I think what makes the East River bridges special is that itís a very small River that doesnít even leave NYC so all these bridges are very close to each other. Iím not sure how many of these are actually well-known outside of the Brooklyn Bridge and maybe Manhattan Bridge though:

1. Brooklyn Bridge:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/240118...-cg9Pad-nYYLyg

2. Manhattan Bridge:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cantil...-6WpByo-9HoT9q

3. Williamsburg Bridge:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thelig...-qaRvvX-9aRdza

4. Queensboro Bridge:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/265644...-rDnkzC-7MNk99

5. Roosevelt Island Bridge:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kdella...-XUnTKT-dURg28

6. Triboro Bridge
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanbu...-eDHY6e-9W9oTL

7. Hell Gate Bridge (coolest name):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tcyip/...H-7LGmjL-qTsXg

8. Rikers Island Bridge (OK, NOT a very pretty Bridge and NOT one you want to find yourself crossing either!):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/malarc...-5v5Qj2-6bri81

9. Whitestone Bridge:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/arcite...-ATqqJV-cJ3gs9

10. Throgs Neck Bridge:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/embpho...-a4K9Rh-8fCcUt

And like I said earlier the close proximity of all these bridges makes them extra special. From a plane you can actually see all of them at once (numbered in order I put them from bottom to top):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/northe...-TzvdNg-Yme99x
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:32 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Golden Gate Bridge, IMO.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:56 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Suicide Bridge in Pasadena CA
You mean the Colorado St. Bridge. It is a very nice bridge.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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What a name for a bridge...

I feel like that kind of encourages it though, no?
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:36 PM
 
Location: North America
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You mean the Colorado St. Bridge. It is a very nice bridge.
Not sure. Is that the one people commit suicides on? Jump off the bridge into the ravine. It is near the Rose Bowl.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:39 PM
 
Location: North America
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It was in LA LA Land movie. I thought it was called Pasadena Bridge aka Suicide Bridge.
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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It was in LA LA Land movie. I thought it was called Pasadena Bridge aka Suicide Bridge.
A little history from Wiki behind the name:

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During the early part of the twentieth century, the Colorado Street Bridge became known locally as "Suicide Bridge", after dozens of people leapt to their deaths. The bridge had a bad reputation before it was even built, as a construction worker fell to his death and landed in the wet cement under the bridge, supposedly he is still there today. The number of deaths spiked during the Great Depression but didn't stop there.

The most known story is told about a woman and her child. One night, the mother took her child and herself to the bridge and was ready to end it all. She threw her baby first and then jumped, plummeting to her death. The child survived, as it landed in a tree unharmed, but the mother successfully ended her life.
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Minneapolis' Stone Arch Bridge

(from wiki)
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:06 PM
 
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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I'm biased so I'll toss in the twin spans of the Chesapeake Bay bridge from Annapolis to MD's eastern shore. 3 bridges in one. And rated as one of the scariest in the country due to it's height in the suspension part.

Then I'll throw in the Bay Bridge tunnel from VA beach to VA's eastern shore. 17 miles long, a couple of tunnels and looking out at the Atlantic on one side and the Chesapeake on the other. Might even see warships pass by.

yes I like my Chesapeake Bay!

And I can't leave out the seven mile bridge inthe FL keys. The bridge itself is nothing special, just a sen mile , er, bridge. But the keys water clarity and color can not be ignored!
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:58 PM
 
Location: 352
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One that has gotten pretty much left out is the Ravenel Bridge in Charleston. Locals call it the Cooper River Bridge. I love the bridge and personally think it's one of the best sights in the whole state. Going over that bridge in the evening is amazing. I was lucky to be able to go over it everyday. It is the tallest structure in the state.

https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...g?format=1500w

https://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/wp-...charleston.jpg

http://dunesproperties.com/wp-conten...ock-bridge.jpg

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ar...!4d-79.9175549

Charleston also holds the Bridge Run every spring if you're into 10ks, bridges, and southern charm. Wink. I also like the other usual suspects, though I was disappointed how hard it was to get a good view of NY over the Brooklyn.

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