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Old 10-13-2016, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Philly
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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.

#2. Brooklyn Bridge-New York City, NY
#3. Hell Gate Bridge-New York City, NY

Undoubtedly the most beautiful bridge designed for railroad operations.


#4. Golden Gate Bridge-San Francisco, CA
#5. Bay Bridge-San Francisco, CA

Honorable mention:
Zakim Bridge-Boston, MA
Walt Whitman Bridge-Philadelphia, PA
Commodore Barry Bridge-Chester, PA
Ambassador Bridge-Detroit, MI
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Old 10-13-2016, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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Golden Gate IMO
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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the Ravenel Bridge over Charleston SC harbor is cool.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Tacoma narrows bridge looks cool, it's the worlds longest twin suspension bridge in the world.
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:52 AM
 
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Sunshine skyway
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:39 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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The Benjamin Franklin Bridge is #1???
Uh, no.

The two most beautiful bridges IMO are the Golden Gate and Brooklyn.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:40 AM
 
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The Three Sister bridges - Pittsburgh (6th, 7th, and 9th St. Bridges)

Fort Pitt and Ft Duquesne Bridges - Pittsburgh

West End Bridge - Pittsburgh

Mckees Rocks Bridge - Pittsburgh

Westinghouse Bridge - Pittsburgh
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:45 AM
 
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These are all good choices, but on a slightly different note, I'd mention the New Rover Gorge bridge in WV and the Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur, CA. Unlike the suspension bridges mentioned before, the beauty of those two is all about the arch and the natural setting.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:54 AM
 
Location: 304
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New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, WV
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel (Virginia)
Mackinac Bridge (Michigan)
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