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Old 10-06-2018, 12:18 AM
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This thread is evidence that there isn't a good #3.

Tacoma? That bridge doesn't exist anymore. It fell apart soon after the film was taken. There are parallel replacement bridges in its place, one old and one newish.
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:00 AM
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Agree there really isn’t a good top 5

Outside of the Bay Bridge I haven’t heard of any of the bridges listed.

How about the Royal Gorge bridge? It’s the highest suspension bridge in the US, but again, outside of bridge geeks I doubt many have heard of it.

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Old 10-06-2018, 07:44 AM
Location: Ontario
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Ambassador Bridge

Connects Detroit with Windsor, Ontario Canada....privately owned.

Canada is spending $5.7 billion to build a new bridge, Prime Minister Trudeau just
gave the go ahead yesterday, it will take 5 to 6 years to build.
It will be called “The Gordie Howe Bridge” named after the Detroit Red Wings legend.

Also famous (in movies) the bridge over the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos, New Mexico.
Featured in movies like....”Twins” (1988)....”Natural Born Killers” (1993).
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:31 AM
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The Zakim Bridge has to be up there it’s pretty big promotional piece for Boston and being right next to the Garden gets plenty of TV exposure.

A lot of people know of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel but I’m not sure if it’s visual recognizability.
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:23 AM
Location: The City
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Philly has a few notable but I agree after the first two its a hard one

The Ben Franklin has some great vistas but the Walt Whitman is larger (about the size of the GGB)


Notable ones beyond
Verrazano Narrows
Ben Franklin
Walt Whitman
Chesapeake Bay
Delaware Memorial
Lake Ponchatrain (sp?)
Bay Bridge

I think the GWB could make a case it carries 95 between NJ and Manhattan and believe has the highest auto daily volume of any bridge but may be wrong
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:33 AM
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Rainbow Bridge - Niagara Falls USA-Canada
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by citylove101 View Post
After the Golden Gate and Brooklyn bridges, maybe the Verrazano-Narrows, between Brooklyn and Staten Island. It's the longest suspension bridge in the country. (Trivia fact: It is so long that the designers had to take into account the curvature of the earth to build it.)

And of course anyone who has seen the movie Saturday Night Fever knows the bridge plays a big part.
VerrazZano-Narrows Bridge

Because of a naming error in the original construction contract, the bridge's name was originally spelled "Verrazano-Narrows Bridge" with only one "z", despite the explorer's name having two "z"s.[2] In October 2018, the name of the bridge was officially corrected to "Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge".[3]


Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:03 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Oh, what the hey! Out of 446 in Pittsburgh, I'll say the Ft. Pitt bridge.
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:10 PM
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Billie Jo McAllister says the Tallahatchee Bridge.
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:24 PM
Location: Arvada, CO
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Originally Posted by MMS02760 View Post
Roebling Suspension Bridge, originally known as the Cincinnati-Covington Bridge. It spans the Ohio River between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky. When opened on December 1, 1866, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at 1,057 feet main span.
I can't believe it took 20 posts to mention this one.

From Great American Ballpark

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