Friday, October 9, 2009

TOP FIVE WORLD'S AMAZING BRIDGES

TOP FIVE WORLD'S AMAZING BRIDGES

TOP 5 WORLD'S AMAZING BRIDGE
"OLIVEIRA BRIDGE"
(BRAZIL)

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The Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge over the Pinheiros River in São Paulo, Brazil was opened in May 2008. It is 138 metres (450-ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue. Its design is unique in that the 2 curved decks of the bridge cross each other through its X-shaped supporting tower. The Oliveira Bridge is the world's first x-shaped cable stayed bridge with two cross lanes.

TOP 4 WORLD'S AMAZING BRIDGE
"HANGZHOU BAY BRIDGE"
(CHINA)

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Across the Hangzhou Bay extends the longest trans-oceanic bridge in the world, with 35,673 kilometres (22 mi) long with six expressway lanes in two directions. The bridge was built to address traffic congestion in the booming region, cutting the driving time between Shanghai and Ningbo from four to two-and-a-half hours.
The bridge underwent various feasibility studies for a decade before it was approved in 2003, and finally opened to the public on May 1, 2008. Total investment on the bridge was RMB 11.8 billion (around US$ 1.4 billion).

TOP 3 WORLD'S AMAZING BRIDGE
"HANDERSON WAVES"
(SINGAPORE)

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At a height of 36 metres or 12 storeys from the road, it is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. The 300-metre bridge links up the parks at Mount Faber and Telok Blangah Hill. It is considered as one of the most beautiful pedestrian bridges.

TOP 2 WORLD'S MOST AMAZING BRIDGE
"MILLAU BRIDGE"
(FRANCE)

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Towering 1,125-ft above the Tarn Valley in southern France, driving along the Millau Bridge is said to feel like flying. This Foster + Partners marvel is slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower, took three years to build and opened to the public in 2004. While it may provide picturesque views of the valley below, once the mist descends it is not a route for the faint hearted! The Millau Bridge has a total length of 8,071-ft with the longest single span at 1,122-ft and a maximum clearance below of 886-ft; in short the bridge is massively impressive both on paper and in real life. The deck is lofted on 7 pylons and weighs 36,000 tonnes. A series of 7 masts, each 292-ft tall and weighing 700 tonnes, are attached to the corresponding pylons. It is the world's tallest vehicular bridge.

THE WORLD'S MOST AMAZING BRIDGE
"BANPO BRIDGE"
(SOUTH KOREA)

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On September 9, 2008, the Banpo Bridge in Seoul (South Korea) got a major facelift: a 10,000-nozzle fountain that runs all the way on both sides. Immediately after being installed, the bridge turned into a major tourist attraction, as the bridge pumps out 190 tons of water per minute using the water from the river below.
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