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Old 10-16-2018, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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^^^^
Agree there really isnít a good top 5

Outside of the Bay Bridge I havenít heard of any of the bridges listed.

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

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...ates_by_height
I've heard of it, I've heard of it, and I'm not even a bridge geek! But to be honest, I hadn't heard of it till I was near it and decided to go check it out. It's pretty awesome.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I love these bridges, but I'm not sure if they qualify for the "top five:"

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (longest continuous bridge over water in the world, at nearly 24 miles long)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_P...train_Causeway

Hampton Roads Bridge/Tunnel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampto...E2%80%93Tunnel

Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Gorge_Bridge

New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_River_Gorge_Bridge

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland - often considered the scariest bridge in the US
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_Bay_Bridge

And the winner - which I do think deserves to be in the top five - the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA - the site of the first battle of the American Revolution!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_North_Bridge
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:45 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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George Washington Bridge.

Although I'd say it's more notorious than famous.
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I love these bridges, but I'm not sure if they qualify for the "top five:"

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (longest continuous bridge over water in the world, at nearly 24 miles long)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_P...train_Causeway

Hampton Roads Bridge/Tunnel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampto...E2%80%93Tunnel

Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Gorge_Bridge

New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_River_Gorge_Bridge

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland - often considered the scariest bridge in the US
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_Bay_Bridge

And the winner - which I do think deserves to be in the top five - the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA - the site of the first battle of the American Revolution!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_North_Bridge
Of the 6 bridges you've named, I've been to all except the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. They're all amazing in their own ways, but I agree with you that they probably don't rank in the top 5 "most famous." Old North Bridge is famous with those who know some history, but among the general population? Not so sure.

Incidentally, if you want a scary bridge in Maryland, I've got one that is so much more wheel-grippingly terrifying than the Bay Bridge could ever hope to be: the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Govern...Johnson_Bridge

It doesn't look so bad in the picture, but up close it's a different story: narrow lanes (only 2 of them, 1 in each direction), no shoulders, sharp curves, and low barriers give one the ominous sense that there is absolutely no margin for error; if that oncoming truck drifts even a foot over the line, you're either having a head-on collision or going over the side.
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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This thread is evidence that there isn't a good #3.

I'm starting to think that too . . .
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Stone Arch Bridge I think is pretty well known.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:27 PM
 
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Most of these are in the category of sorta well known. I haven't seen any here that are even a large fraction of the BB/GGB level.
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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The Mighty Mac, Mackinac Bridge!
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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George Washington Bridge.

Although I'd say it's more notorious than famous.
It was at one time the longest main-span suspension bridge until the Golden Gate was built.

Now its claim to fame is that it handles the most heavily-traveled motor vehicle bridge in the world.
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:19 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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This one:

https://visitpago.com/nebraska-bridg...ty-phenomenon/
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