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Famous Bridges

written by: DieZel
 
I'll give you some information and a photo of a famous bridge. You will just have to name its home city, state or country.

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It is the oldest suspension bridge in the United States. Workers started building it in 1869 and on 24 May 1883 it was opened. The constuction of this bridge cost $18 million and the lives of 27 people. This is its home city.
New York
Los Angeles
Chicago
San Francisco


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The Mackinac Bridge was designed by David B. Steinman and opened in 1957. There are legends that the remains of one of the three workers who died during the construction of the bridge are embedded in the concrete. This is the home state of the bridge.
Michigan
Missouri
Virginia
New Jersey


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The Confederation Bridge is a two-lane highway toll bridge. With its 62 piers and 12.9km (8 miles), it is actually the longest bridge over waters that freeze. The "Fixed Link", as it's commonly referred to, is relatively new- it opened in 1997. In what country is The Confederation Bridge located?
Japan
USA
Canada
Russia


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It is the largest cantilever bridge in the world. It has three highway lanes, one rail traffic line, and one pedestrian walkway. It came into existence at a rather high price. It collapsed twice, killing 75 people the first time and 11 more the second. After almost two decades of construction, the bridge was finally opened on 3 December 1919. This is its home country.
Scotland
USA
China
Canada


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The Millau Viaduct is truly amazing - it is the highest vehicular bridge in the world. It was designed by Michel Virlogeux with the help of Lord Foster. One of its piers is 341m (1118 feet) high, which is only 40m (131 feet) shorter than the Empire State Building. This is the home country of the bridge.
Spain
Russia
France
Scotland


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This bridge was designed by Santiago Calatrava. It opened in 2004 and cost $19,700,000 to build. As you walk on the bridge, you can see the water beneath you through the transparent structural glass that surfaces the deck. This bridge is similar to the Alamillo bridge in Seville, Spain. This is its home city.
New York
Redding, California
Paris
London


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The original Sunshine Skyway Bridge was knocked over on 9 May 1980, killing 35 people. The bridge that replaced it (also called Sunshine Skyway Bridge) was completed in 1987 at a cost of $245 million. It is the longest cable-stayed concrete bridge in the world, stretching across 9km (5.5 miles). This is its home state.
Florida
Nebraska
New Jersey
Minnesota


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Due to the arch-based design of this bridge, it is called "the Coathanger". 800 homes were demolished so that the construction of the bridge could begin. It finally opened on 19 March 1932 after 9 years in construction. This is the home city of the bridge.
Zimbabwe
Sydney
San Francisco
Miami


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The Millennium bridge is a steel suspension one, used only by pedestrians. Even though it opened two months behind schedule, on 10 June 2000, it was closed on 12 June for safety reasons. The phenomenon known as resonance occurred when about 2000 pedestrians were on the bridge. This is the home city of the Millennium bridge.
Washington DC
Dublin
Paris
London


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This is a suspension bridge, 1.22 miles (1.97 km) long. Construction commenced on 5 January 1933 by the design of Joseph Strauss. The bridge was fully opened on 28 May 1937. It was supported with a safety net, that saved the life of 19 workers, during construction. This is the home city of the bridge.
New York
Capetown
San Diego
San Francisco


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