Bridges

Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge

This is the Akashi-Kaikyo bridge in Japan – the largest suspension bridge in the world. Suspension bridges are measured by the length of their main span (i.e. the longest distance between suspension towers), and the Akashi-Kaikyo has an absolutely massive…

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Monday, 3rd April 2006

Somerset Bridge, Bermuda

This is the Somerset Bridge in Bermuda – which is apparently the smallest working drawbridge in the world! Wikipedia says the bridge: consists of two cantilevered half-spans, separated by a 32-inch (80 cm) gap bridged by a thick timber panel.…

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Friday, 31st March 2006

The River Tyne

Today we’re going on a little tour of bridges over the River Tyne, which flows between Newcastle Upon Tyne and Gateshead, England. Seriously, stick with me, there’s some really cool ones to see Starting at the edge of the high-res…

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Tuesday, 28th March 2006

Victoria Falls

Situated on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, this is the jaw-droppingly spectacular Victoria Falls. The falls are known locally as “the smoke that thunders”, and you can certainly see why! There’s a bungee platform if you’re feeling brave, although…

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Thursday, 23rd March 2006

The High Level Bridge

This is the Lethbridge Viaduct, better known as the High Level Bridge in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Crossing the Oldman River valley this steel trestle bridge is up to 96 metres (314 ft) high and 1,624 metres (5,327 feet) long, making…

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Monday, 20th March 2006

Aruba Revisted Pt. 2

This post is a continuation of Aruba Revisted Pt. 1 which was posted earlier today. During our honeymoon we stayed at the Tara Beach Suites in Buciti Beach resort, which is situated on the exquisite Eagle Beach. I can almost…

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Friday, 17th March 2006

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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…

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