in Big Sur, California |
in 1932, Bixby Bridge is one of the tallest single-span
concrete bridges in the world.
Bixby Bridge, or Bixby Creek
Bridge, is named after
early settler Charles Henry Bixby. The picturesque concrete arch bridge is
often filmed and photographed.
Single span concrete arch
Height: 260 feet
Length: 714 feet
Width: 24 feet
in New York |
Location: New York, over the East River connecting Manhattan
Suspension bridge with cable-stays
Length: 1,825 meters / 5,989 feet
John Augustus Roebling
About the Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest
suspension bridges in the United
States. Designer John A. Roebling had
designed important suspension bridges in Pennsylvania,
Ohio, and Texas. Tragically, Roebling was injured
while surveying the property and died of tetanus before the bridge was built.
His son, Washington Roebling completed the design and briefly supervised the
engineering, but he also died. Fourteen years after it began, the project was
completed by Washington Roebling's wife, Emily Warren Roebling. When the Brooklyn Bridge opened, crushing foot traffic,
fired by a rumor that the bridge was about to collapse, stirred a stampede that
killed twelve and injured thirty-five people.
|Golden Gate Bridge
in San Francisco, California |
The Golden Gate Bridge has the seventh-longest main span
in the world. When it was constructed in the 1930s, it was the world's longest.
noted engineer and bridge-builder Joseph Strauss, the Golden Gate Bridge
was constructed between 1933 and 1937.
Length: 1.7 miles
or 2,737 m)
Span: 4,200 feet
Width: 90 feet (27 m)
water: 220 feet
Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon,
With its viaducts,
Vasco da Gama Bridge is the longest bridge in Europe.
da Gama Bridge spans the Tagus River near Lisbon,
capital of Portugal.
The bridge was designed by Armando Rito and opened in 1998.
Length: 10.7 miles (17.2 km), including
viaducts and access roads