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Old 07-19-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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Mackinac bridge, beautiful!
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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From all of the ones I seen, I would pick the Golden Gate bridge.
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Wow, the Astoria-Megler Bridge in Oregon looks nice, but looks dangerously close to the water. I don't know much about the Northwest, but doesn't it rain a lot in that area? Does it ever flood?
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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I too would say the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Golden Gate Bridge is unparalleled, for its aesthetics, the setting, and its imposing structure.

I really dig the new span of the Oakland/Bay Bridge.


Raw: First Morning Rush for New Bay Bridge - YouTube
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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I'm biased for my area so I'll go with the Chesapeake Bay bridge from Annapolis to Kent Island. It's a combination with a very high suspension span in the middle to let the ships pass under which go into Baltimore.
The next one would be the 17 mile Bay Bridge Tunnel at the mouth of the Chesapeake bay linking the Delmarva peninsula to VA Beach. Nothing special as far as architecture but it is cool how it looks like it just heads out to the sea and disappears for the 2 tunnels. It's really cool if you get to luck out and see a carrier passing by while crossing.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The ferry that still crosses the Ohio River, between Fly, Ohio and Sistersville, West Virginia. Always sad to see bridges replace ferries.

Sistersville WV: Tyler County: Taken from Fly in Ohio | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A bridge was built about 15 miles from this ferry, at St. Marys, at a cost of running the ferry for over a thousand years. Here's how much traffic there is on the bridge:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=St.+M...349.84,,0,0.26

Speaking of St. Marys, there was already a funky bridge there, which doesn't cross the river but only leads to an uninhabited sandbar which is now a national wildlife refuge.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=St.+M...9,,0,0.26&z=19

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Old 11-08-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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So many really good ones already

Not necessarily pretty as a bridge, but impressive is the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge



Bear Mountain Bridge in NY is pretty nice


NY & WV really have a ton of good ones

If you add footbridges then there are plenty that I wouldn't dream of crossing even though I know they are probably perfectly safe
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:10 PM
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Location: Boston
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Boston's Zakim Bridge:


zakim bridge by x442x, on Flickr


........

haha. just kidding!

Best bridge is probably the Golden Gate, though NYC does have some awesome bridges.

I also like a lot of the OR, WV, and [upstate] NY bridges that have been mentioned.

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What about the covered bridges in NH and VT... anyone like those?
YES!

I think they are a different kind of "great", though, than the Golden Gate or Brooklyn Bridge.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:02 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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It doesn't get much discussion but Portland, Oregon has some very cool bridges over the Willamette River


http://media.photobucket.com/user/pe...g.html?filters[term]=portland bridges&filters[primary]=images&filters[secondary]=videos&sort=1&o=19


http://media.photobucket.com/user/tr...g.html?filters[term]=portland bridges&filters[primary]=images&sort=1&o=50


http://media.photobucket.com/user/ah...g.html?filters[term]=steel bridge portland&filters[primary]=images&filters[secondary]=videos&sort=1&o=4



http://media.photobucket.com/user/an...g.html?filters[term]=broadway bridge portland&filters[primary]=images&filters[secondary]=videos&sort=1&o=6



http://media.photobucket.com/user/br...g.html?filters[term]=hawthorne bridge portland&filters[primary]=images&sort=1&o=36


http://media.photobucket.com/user/an...g.html?filters[term]=burnside bridge portland&filters[primary]=images&filters[secondary]=videos&sort=1&o=2


http://media.photobucket.com/user/ba...g.html?filters[term]=ross island bridge&filters[primary]=images&filters[secondary]=videos&sort=1&o=10


http://media.photobucket.com/user/cc...g.html?filters[term]=st. johns bridge&filters[primary]=images&filters[secondary]=videos&sort=1&o=0

Not my photos

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