Bridges

Lake Powell

I was reading some old comments on the site and rediscovered this fabulous swirling water on Lake Powell. However this beautiful sight isn’t quite as innocent as it first seems. On closer inspection you can identify the boat that’s causing…

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Saturday, 13th May 2006

Sails of the South

These are the Sails of the South, found beside the M275 near Portsmouth, England. Unveiled in March 2001 as part of the Gateway Project regeneration scheme, it represents a masted tri-sail in homage to Portsmouth’s maritime heritage. Er, a bit…

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Thursday, 6th April 2006

River Tamar Bridge Shadows

Check out the awesome twin shadows of two bridges linking Devon and Cornwall over the River Tamar, England. The suspension bridge to the north is the Tamar Bridge which at the time of its opening was the longest suspension bridge…

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Wednesday, 5th April 2006

Sunshine Skyway Bridge

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is the world’s longest cable-stayed concrete bridge, with a length of over 29,000 feet. It connects St. Petersburg in Pinellas County to Palmetto in Manatee County, Florida. A two lane bridge was built in 1954 and…

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Wednesday, 5th April 2006

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

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Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

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…

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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