Harbour Bridge – Sydney

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a heritage-listed steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of Sydney, and Australia itself. The bridge is nicknamed “The Coathanger” because of its arch-based…

Esplanade Bridge over Marina Bay, Singapore

The Esplanade Bridge is a 261-metre-long (850 ft.) road bridge that spans across the mouth of the Singapore River in Singapore with the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay on its northern abutment and the Merlion on the southern. The 70 metre-wide (230 ft.) low-level concrete arched bridge has seven spans and supports two four-lane carriageways and walkways along both sides. The bridge was built to provide faster vehicular access between Marina Centre and the…

Bixby Bridge at sunset, Big Sur, California

Scott Stulberg/Corbis © (Bing United States)   Bixby Creek Bridge, also known as Bixby Canyon Bridge, on the Big Sur coast of California, is one of the most photographed bridges in California due to its aesthetic design, “graceful architecture and magnificent setting”  It is a reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch bridge. The bridge is 120 miles (190 km) south of San Francisco…

Seven Mile Bridge, Florida

The Seven Mile Bridge is a bridge in the Florida Keys, in Monroe County, Florida, United States.  Among the longest bridges in existence when it was built, it is part of the Overseas Highway in the Keys, which is part of the 2,369-mile U.S. Route 1. Hiroyuki Matsumoto/Corbis © (Bing United States) The new bridge is a box-girder structure built from precast, prestressed concrete sections, comprising 440 spans. Near the center,…

Navajo Bridge over Colorado River

Navajo Bridge is a pair of steel spandrel arch bridges that cross the Colorado River near Lee’s Ferry in northern Arizona. The newer bridge of the pair carries vehicular traffic on U.S. Route 89A (US 89A) over Marble Canyon between southern Utah and the Arizona Strip, allowing travel into a remote region north of the Colorado River including the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The dedication of the original bridge was…