Bridges

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

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

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Rock ‘n’ Roll R.I.P.s

The world has a certain reverential (or just morbid) fascination with the death sites of famous musicians. The pantheon of dead music legends is far too great (and depressing) to capture in just one article, but here’s a look at just some of the famous/infamous places where great talents have met untimely ends.

Google Boat View

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Top Ten Most Expensive Restaurants in the US

Last year bundle.com released a list of the 25 most expensive restaurants in the US, with mind-boggling average prices for…

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