Bridges

The World’s Longest Pier

The town of Progreso, Mexico, sits on a limestone shelf that falls away extremely gradually as it gets further out to sea. As a result, when they built a pier to allow cruise ships to dock here, it had to…

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Tuesday, 20th May 2008

The Aqueduct of Segovia

This is the Aqueduct of Segovia, which was probably built during the second half of the 1st Century AD, and is one of the most significant and best-preserved Roman monuments in Spain. Technically, this is just the bridge part of…

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Friday, 29th February 2008

Great Belt Fixed Link

Connecting the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen is the Great Belt Fixed Link, another example of a confusing bridge / tunnel mash-up1. Starting on Funen at the Western end we have a 6611m bridge that carries both road and…

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Monday, 11th February 2008

Barton Swing Aqueduct

In the past we’ve featured some incredible feats of engineering in service of canals and their traffic, but perhaps none as elegant as the Barton Swing Aqueduct, England. Designed by Edward Leader Williams1 and first used in 1893, the aqueduct…

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Thursday, 31st January 2008

Google Sightseeing 2007 Awards

As 2007 draws to a close we present our choices for the best posts of the year. Best Mystery There were numerous contenders for the most confusing or bizarre images, but our pick is the Mystery Plane Outline, as even…

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Monday, 31st December 2007

European Barge Lifting

Today we’re posting a roundup of the most interesting ways Europe has employed to get canal barges up-and-over stuff. The simplest method is of course a bridge, of which you can see several excellent examples in our previous post, A…

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Friday, 30th November 2007

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London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (Part 1)

It may have escaped your attention, given the lack of publicity, but there is a large sporting event about to…

World’s Largest Graffiti? Not even close.

Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

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