The Royal Gorge Bridge is a tourist attraction near Cañon City, Colorado, within
a 360-acre theme park. The bridge deck hangs 955 feet above the Arkansas River and
held the record of highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2001, when it was
surpassed by the Liuguanghe Bridge in China. It is a suspension bridge with a main
span of 938 feet. The bridge is 1,260 feet long and 18 feet wide, with a wooden walkway
with 1292 planks. The bridge is suspended from towers that are 150 feet (46 m) high.
The Contoocook Railroad Bridge is a covered bridge on the former Contoocook Valley
(first Concord & Claremont, later Boston & Maine) Railroad line spanning the Contoocook
River in the center of the village of Contoocook, New Hampshire. It is referred to
in the National Register of Historic Places as the Hopkinton Railroad Covered Bridge,
for the town of Hopkinton, New Hampshire, in which the village of Contoocook is located.
It is the oldest extant covered railroad bridge in the US.
Contoocook Covered Railroad Bridge - NH
The Frankford Avenue Bridge, also known as the Pennypack Creek Bridge, the Pennypack
Bridge, the Holmesburg Bridge, and the King's Highway Bridge, erected in 1697 in
the Holmesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the oldest surviving
roadway bridge in the United States. The three-span, 73-foot-long (22 m) twin stone
arch bridge carries Frankford Avenue (U.S. Route 13), just north of Solly Avenue,
over Pennypack Creek in Pennypack Park.
Frankford Avenue Bridge - Philadelphia, PA
The Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension
bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan
and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet, it was
the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first
steel-wire suspension bridge. Since its opening, it has become an icon of New York
City, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964.
Brooklyn Bridge - New York, New York
Devil's Elbow, Missouri is one of the prettiest places on Route 66 in my opinion.
There's a lot of history in this area of Route 66 in the Ozarks. The community got
its start back in 1870 and was named for a particularly bad bend in the Big Piney
River. Lumberjacks would float logs down the river and they would seem to always
jam at this place. Built 1923; made obsolete by new US 66 bridge in 1942. This
Two-span through truss bridge rises over Big Piney River at Devils Elbow.
Devil’s Elbow Bridge - Pulaski Cty, Missouri
The Mackinac Bridge is currently the third longest suspension bridge in the world.
The Mackinac Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere. The
total length of the Mackinac Bridge is 26,372 feet. The length of the suspension
bridge (including anchorages) is 8,614 feet. The length from cable bent pier to cable
bent pier is 7,400 feet. Length of main span (between towers) is 3,800 feet. All
suspension bridges are designed to move to accommodate wind, change in temperature,
and weight. It is possible that the deck at center span could move as much as 35
Mackinac Bridge - Michigan
The Francis Scott Key Bridge, more commonly known as the Key Bridge, is a six-lane
reinforced concrete arch bridge conveying U.S. Route 29 traffic across the Potomac
River between the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington County, Virginia and the Georgetown
neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Completed in 1923, it is Washington's oldest surviving
bridge across the Potomac River. The bridge is 1,791'6" long -
Francis Scott Key Bridge- Washington, DC
The Claiborne Pell Bridge, commonly known as the Newport Bridge, is a suspension
bridge operated by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority that spans the
East Passage of the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island (northeastern United States).
The bridge, part of RI 138, connects the City of Newport on Aquidneck Island and
the Town of Jamestown on Conanicut Island, which in turn is connected to the mainland
by the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge. Ameica The Beautiful
Claiborne Pell Bridge Bridge - Newport, RI
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The Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a bridge spanning Tampa Bay, Florida, with
a cable-stayed main span, and a total length of 21,877 feet (4.1 miles ). It is part
of I-275 (SR 93) and US 19 (SR 55), connecting St. Petersburg in Pinellas County
and Terra Ceia in Manatee County, Florida, passing through Hillsborough County waters.
Construction of the current bridge began in 1982, and the completed bridge was dedicated
on February 7, 1987at a cost of $244 Million.
Sunshine Skyway Bridge - Tampa Bay Florida
The United States of America has thousands of bridges that carry people, trains,
automobiles, aircraft and much more from one location to another. Each of the bridges
that America The Beautiful selected has a series of unique characteristics that stood
out to us. It may have been its age, its architecture, its length or height. Most
important is that you take a moment to make note of these bridges and mark them as
a destination on your next road trip.
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening
of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and
California State Route 1, the structure links the city of San Francisco, on the northern
tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to Marin County. It is one of the most internationally
recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been
declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil
Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, CA
Royal Gorge Bridge - Canon City, Colorado
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