Bridges

Sunset Lake Floating Bridge

The Sunset Lake Floating Bridge in Brookfield, Vermont is actually a GSS first, as we’ve never featured a floating bridge before. Built on floating logs all the way back in 1820, upgraded to tarred barrels in 1884, and plastic barrels…

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Tuesday, 18th September 2007

Minneapolis Bridge Collapse

Yesterday at 6:05pm local time, the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis failed catastrophically. Sadly this tragedy occurred during the evening rush hour – and at time of writing at least 6 people have died, around 60 were injured, and there are…

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Thursday, 2nd August 2007

Impossible Railroad

At the beginning of the 20th Century, San Diego needed a fast and reliable rail connection with the east to maintain growth and prosperity. Due to the hostile desert mountains it needed to negotiate on its way to Los Angeles…

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Monday, 25th June 2007

The New Wembley Stadium (Under Construction)

As the image updates that we reported last week have now made it to Google Maps, there’s now almost complete coverage of the whole of England, and we’ve had a ton of great locations submitted. So to kick off we’re…

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Monday, 11th June 2007

Millennium Bridge, London

The first pedestrian crossing of London’s Thames river in over one hundred years, the Millennium Bridge was conceived as part of the high-profile Millennium Project. Opened on the 10th of June 2000, it was closed again just three days later…

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Tuesday, 22nd May 2007

New Orleans

In case you missed it, there was recently a spot of bother over the New Orleans images in Google Earth. Back in August 2005, just after Hurricane Katrina wrecked the city, Google updated Maps and Earth with images of the…

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Thursday, 5th April 2007
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

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.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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