English Globe understanding the world

Open menu
Главная >> Reading >> Architecture >> Famous Bridges

Famous Bridges

Bixby BridgeBixby Bridgein Big Sur, California

Completedin 1932, Bixby Bridge is one of the tallest single-spanconcrete bridges in the world.
Bixby Bridge, or Bixby CreekBridge, is named afterearly settler Charles Henry Bixby. The picturesque concrete arch bridge isoften filmed and photographed.

Type:Single span concrete arch
Height: 260 feet
Length: 714 feet
Width: 24 feet

Brooklyn BridgeBrooklyn Bridgein New York

Location: New York, over the East River connecting Manhattanand Brooklyn
Opened: May24, 1883
Type:Suspension bridge with cable-stays
Length: 1,825 meters / 5,989 feet
Designer:John Augustus Roebling

About the Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldestsuspension bridges in the UnitedStates. Designer John A. Roebling haddesigned important suspension bridges in Pennsylvania,Ohio, and Texas. Tragically, Roebling was injuredwhile surveying the property and died of tetanus before the bridge was built.His son, Washington Roebling completed the design and briefly supervised theengineering, but he also died. Fourteen years after it began, the project wascompleted 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 thatkilled twelve and injured thirty-five people.

Golden Gate BridgeGolden Gate Bridgein San Francisco, California

The Golden Gate Bridge has the seventh-longest main spanin the world. When it was constructed in the 1930s, it was the world's longest.
Designed bynoted engineer and bridge-builder Joseph Strauss, the Golden Gate Bridgewas constructed between 1933 and 1937.

TotalLength: 1.7 miles(8,981 feetor 2,737 m)
CenterSpan: 4,200 feet(1,966 m)
Width: 90 feet (27 m)
Height fromwater: 220 feet(67 m)

Vasco da Gama BridgeVasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon,Portugal

With its viaducts,Vasco da Gama Bridge is the longest bridge in Europe.
The Vascoda 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), includingviaducts and access roads