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Old 10-20-2018, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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Since past the Brooklyn and Golden Gate Bridges the 3rd most recognized bridge in the US is not as certain. That is why I'd be curious to know what you would consider to be your states most famous or well known bridge. Here in MD the obvious answer would be the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:14 PM
 
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Washington: I don't know.

Most-used: Freeway Bridge (I-5 has a double-decker bridge over the Lake Washington Ship Canal in the middle of Seattle.

Most notorious: An old version of the Tacoma Narrows that fell apart in high winds in the 40s.

Most unique: We've had seven floating bridges. Two sank, including Hood Canal in a storm, and I-90 when air chambers were left open over a weekend during a retrofit after a second bridge was added. 520 just got a replacement bridge. One of the I-90 bridges currently has lanes being converted to light rail use, a first for a floating bridge.
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:59 PM
 
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Rhode Island


Pell Newport Bridge 1969 (suspension)
https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...ort+Bridge.jpg


Mt Hope Bridge 1929 (suspension)
https://img.marinas.com/v2/e7ca778b5...582b2d0834.jpg


Providence River IWay Bridge 2007 (network arch)
https://www.cardi.com/assets/img/pro...ver_bridge.jpg


Pawtucket River Route 95 Bridge 2013 (deck arch)
http://www.pawtucketri.com/sites/def...slide2-min.jpg


Pawtucket River Division Street Bridge 1876 (stone arch)
http://files.constantcontact.com/e14...5e5315320e.jpg





Photo showing both Pawtucket River Route 95 and Division Street bridges side by side
https://www.slagcement.org/Portals/1...awtucket-1.jpg






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Old 10-20-2018, 04:21 PM
 
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In Florida I would say it's probably the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay between St Petersburg and Terra Ceia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine_Skyway_Bridge
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Old 10-20-2018, 04:56 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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New York: Brooklyn Bridge (NY, NY)
[Does this one really need a picture?]



New Mexico: Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (near Taos, NM)

wikimedia


Ohio: Roebling Bridge (Cincinnati, OH - COvington, KY)

wikimedia

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Old 10-21-2018, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Since past the Brooklyn and Golden Gate Bridges the 3rd most recognized bridge in the US is not as certain. That is why I'd be curious to know what you would consider to be your states most famous or well known bridge. Here in MD the obvious answer would be the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
New Jersey: George Washington Bridge. Could be a contender for #3.

When I think of the next most famous bridges, I still feel like I canít get out of NY and SF. I think GW Bridge, Manhattan bridge, Oakland Bay, or Queensboro.

Outside of NY/SF the next one I think of is The Ben Franklin in Philly, but that could just be because I spend a lot of time there, and even lived in South Jersey for a little bit. Iím not sure how well-known that bridge really is around the country. I will say that itís probably #1 for PA.
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:15 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Colorado- Royal Gorge Bridge near Canon City.
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:08 PM
 
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Idaho: Perrine Bridge - Highest in the state and not too far from where Evel Kneivel made his ill-fated Snake River Canyon rocket cycle attempt.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perrine_Bridge

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Old 10-21-2018, 04:18 PM
 
Location: USA
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Connecticut:

Bulkeley Bridge: connects East Hartford to Hartford by crossing the Connecticut River. The oldest bridge in Connecticut that crosses the Connecticut River and is known as the longest stone arch bridge in the world.

Arrigoni Bridge: connects Middletown to Portland by crossing the Connecticut River. It's the tallest bridge in the state and is well-known for being a hot spot for suicide jumpers. A few years ago, a man threw his baby off the bridge and into the river. This is one of many awful and heinous stories that this bridge has produced over the years.
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Old 10-21-2018, 05:23 PM
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Nebraska/Iowa-I-80 Missouri River Bridge. My father-in-law helped paint it. He was one of the few on the paint crew who would stand over the river and paint.
https://www.johnweeks.com/river_miss...s/omaha03.html
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