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10 November 2010

1883 – Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Railroad baron James J. Hill built the bridge in 1883 for his Great Northern Railway to allow for increased movement of people and goods across the Mississippi River. The Stone Arch Bridge...

10 August 2010

1912 – Manhattan Bridge, New York

Architect: Leon Moisseiff The Manhattan Bridge connects Lower Manhattan (at Canal Street) with Brooklyn. It was the last of the three suspension bridges built across the lower East River, following the Brooklyn and...

22 July 2010

1870 – Proposed Bridge over River Aire, Leeds, Yorkshire

Architects: W. Langton Coke & George F. Roper Published in The Building News, February 25th 1870.

13 July 2010

2000 – Peunte de la Monteolivete, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava The original bride crossing the Turia river bed was built by Engineer Fernandez Ordoà±ez in the 1980s. When the City of Arts and Sciences was built the bridge was considered...

13 July 2010

1995 – Puente de la Exposicion, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava Known popularly as “La Peineta” (the hairdo) for its unusual form, this bridge was designed with a 14 metre high inclined arch that stretches from one side to the other.

13 July 2010

1598 – Puente del Mar, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Francisco Figuerola / Javier Goerlich Puente del Mar (translated “Sea Bridge”) was for centuries the natural route over the now-diverted river to the port. It was rebuilt after flooding in 1591 that...

08 July 2010

2003 – Provencher Pedestrian Bridge, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Gaboury Prefontaine Perry Located near the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, the structure provides a crossing over the Red River and links the Forks, a national historic site, and St....

24 June 2010

1864 – Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the...

09 June 2010

1880 – Parnell Bridge, Cork

Architect: T. Claxton Fiddler The old Anglesea Bridge, built in the 1830s, could not cope with the volume of traffic using the bridge by the 1870s. Cork Corporation decided to replace the old...