The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.
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This is the Hojack Swing Bridge on the Genesee River near Lake Ontario, which is slated for destruction. Seems a shame, ‘cos it looks pretty cool from up here. Scott Ventura says: There’s a movement afoot…
Monday, 13th June 2005
Check out this cool Swing bridge caught mid-swing in Little Current, Ontario. Thanks: Didier
Sunday, 5th June 2005
Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations where water conditions are very sheltered. The road surface is supported by pontoons, which – while…
Thursday, 3rd April 2014
Santiago Calatrava is a renowned Spanish architect whose work we’ve admired in the past on Google Sightseeing. We’re going to take a more in-depth look at his innovative work in two areas, beginning today with bridges.…
Monday, 2nd November 2009
In the past we’ve featured some incredible feats of engineering in service of canals and their traffic, but perhaps none as elegant as the Barton Swing Aqueduct, England. Designed by Edward Leader Williams1 and first used…
Thursday, 31st January 2008
Previously on Google Sightseeing