Hojack Swing Bridge

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 to save the bridge…

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Monday, 13th June 2005

RV Park

Well, here at Google Sightseeing we’re not entirely sure that we know what an RV actually is… But Keith Harrison reliably informs us that this is an RV park. Makes quite a cool picture though, thanks Keith

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Saturday, 11th June 2005

Hospital Ship

This is the Hospital Ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) docked in San Diego, California. Apparently this was the ship that provided a great deal of medical aid to the recent tsunami victims. There’s lots more information and good photos available at…

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Friday, 10th June 2005

Double Drawbridge

Here’s a rather nice double drawbridge near the Fort Lauderdale Beach in Florida. The road itself is Sunrise Boulevard (hehe, we don’t have boulevards over here) which sounds like a fake road name if you ask me Thanks: Thomas Ploskina

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Friday, 10th June 2005

Alien Civilization

Brilliant bit of weirdness here… Tom Comeau says: I believe it’s winter, and we’re seeing snow and ice on the lake surface. But where there’s clear water, something very odd is showing through.

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Friday, 10th June 2005

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Okay, okay… It’s a weak link but I couldn’t resist. Troubled water? No? Never mind. Check out this great bridge over a frozen river in Howland, Maine. Actually, Howland appears to be just North of a place which seems familiar…

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Friday, 10th June 2005

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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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