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History of Bridges

While it is impossible to say with complete certainty, the first bridges were most likely natural. Fallen trees or avalanches would have created access to new areas and possibilities for the early humans and as they spread and expanded across … Continue reading

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The World’s Highest Bridges

The World’s Highest Bridges 10. China: Beipanjiang River Railway Bridge – 275 metres The only railway bridge on the list is a remarkable Chinese structure. It crosses the Beipan Gorge in the Guizhou Province. 9. USA: Royal Gorge Bridge – … Continue reading

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The World’s 5 Most Dangerous Bridges

When you think of a bridge, you probably think of a nice, sturdy construction that guides its walker across of a road or a river, but not all bridges are so safe and unassuming! In fact, for some bridges across … Continue reading

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Five of the Best Bridges in the World

29 People have built bridges for thousands of years, so it’s hardly surprising that some of the bridges around the world feature spectacular locations and construction techniques. Five of the world’s most innovative bridges ever built include: Ponte Vecchio, Florence … Continue reading

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The Second Severn Crossing: Connecting Nations

The longest river crossing in the UK’s the Second Severn Crossing, a magnificent structure spanning waters that mark the end of the River Severn and the start of the Severn Estuary. It was built to take traffic at the point … Continue reading

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How Many Types of Bridges Do You Recognise?

Although we know different types of bridges exist, we probably couldn’t name them. Recognising bridge types is helped by knowing a little about bridge construction and its evolution. The first bridges of earth, stone and logs could only cross short … Continue reading

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San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

There are many man made wonders in the modern world, and America has it’s fair share. When it comes to bridges, however, there is only one that springs immediately to mind. That is, of course, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. … Continue reading

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The 10 Bridges That Changed The World

It would be fair to say that bridges, however unassuming some may be, are one of the world’s greatest inventions. They allow populations of people to connect with one another, sometimes eliminating hours of extra travel to get to a … Continue reading

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The World’s 5 Tallest Bridges

The world is filled with amazing bridges spanning gorges, rivers and roads. In this list of the world’s tallest bridges, we look at 5 amazing structures, measured from the base of the structure to the bridge’s highest point. Those bridges … Continue reading

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The World’s 5 Tallest Bridges

The world is filled with amazing bridges spanning gorges, rivers and roads. In this list of the world’s tallest bridges, we look at 5 amazing structures, measured from the base of the structure to the bridge’s highest point. Those bridges … Continue reading

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