Whats your favourite bridge/viaduct?

Discussion in 'Art & Architecture' started by EnglishBostero, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Boogie_Down

    Boogie_Down Member+

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    That's wild. I assume it was on Bridge Day. I may have been there. What year was it? It's not the safest thing in the world. A few have died jumping on Bridge Day. One guy even lived, don't ask me how.
     
  2. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    It was before they had Bridge Day, back in 1989 or 1990. It was open for jumping all the time, IIRC. Either that or I got very lucky the time we made the journey from Dover. I first heard about someone being killed off the bridge a couple of years later and that they were shutting the bridge down, etc.

    Jumping it may not have been the smartest thing I've ever done. Long story short, but I had a fellow thrill seeking friend who was a great skiier, and I didn't have the time or the money or the inclination to ski 10-15 times a year to get good enough to go down challenging slopes. And he felt the same about sky-diving. So bungee jumping was a middle ground for us. But it was too much.... We spent the afternoon slow inner tubing the river to try to recover.
     
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  3. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire


    Great video. Bad bridge.
     
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  4. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Wow. Most compelling thing I've seen in a while. Everyone's already watched it two or three times as it's going around the office...

    Though I have to say, I'd sooner bungee jump the New River Gorge Bridge again, with half the bungee cords, than have walked on that bridge to rescue the dog. And the good doctor must have had a death wish, the way he was just sauntering back.
     
  5. ASU55RR

    ASU55RR Member

    Jul 31, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY/Brno,CZ
    Club:
    FC Zbrojovka Brno
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    I vividly remember being shown a video about that in a middle school math class, although I can't remember at all what the teachers intent was... maybe double check your calculations or else a puppy dies.
     
  6. guignol

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    Apr 28, 2005
    mermoz-les-boss
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    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    my dad had that on 8mm when i was a kid (he was from washington) and i probably watched it 6-8 times a year in those days.

    edit: not meaning to imply he shot the footage, it was a bought film.
     
  7. Alberto

    Alberto Member+

    Feb 28, 2000
    Northern, New Jersey
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Amazing how the wind and an under design of the structure led to flutter and the collapse of the bridge.
     
  8. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Found an interesting article on the bridge and its deficiencies

    http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/TNBhistory/Connections/connections3.htm

    Some of the workers costructing the bridge had to take precautions against seasickness.
     
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  9. Alberto

    Alberto Member+

    Feb 28, 2000
    Northern, New Jersey
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    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. Skippysasquirrel

    May 11, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like the new one in Dallas ;)
     
  11. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  12. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    This is my favorite bridge that I get to see on a regular basis: The C & D Canal Bridge, replacing the old St George's Bridge in St George's Delaware:

    CD_Canal_Bridge.jpg StGeorgesBridge01.jpg 2000-new-bridge.jpg
     
  13. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    This is I-295 on the James River in VA. It's not great overall but is probably the best on the I-95 corridor between NYC & central Florida.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. RoyalYank

    RoyalYank Member

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    United States
    Jun 12, 2017
    Alexandria, VA
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    United States
    time to get your bridge on
    Pont du Gard Nimes France AD 3?
    [​IMG]
     
  15. RoyalYank

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    Alexandria, VA
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    George Washington Bridge New York 1920
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  16. RoyalYank

    RoyalYank Member

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  17. RoyalYank

    RoyalYank Member

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    Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco 1930
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  18. RoyalYank

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    Peru Dating from the Incas
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  19. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    I like the Sydney Harbour Bridge too but they cribbed the design from NYC's Hell Gate Bridge which was finished seven years earlier.

    [​IMG]
     

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