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24 November 2009

Pont Wilson, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

Crossing the River Loire, is the elegant Pont Wilson. Known locally as the pont de pierre (stone bridge), it is an exact replica of the original 18th century bridge which collapsed in a...

11 November 2009

1852 – Suir Railway Viaduct, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

Architect: William Dargan Triple-span railway viaduct over River Suir, built 1852, on railway line between Limerick and Rosslare Harbour. It has elaborate limestone detailing to the massive masonry piers and abutments. The crenellated...

07 October 2009

14th C – Puente de San Martin, Toledo, Spain

A bridge located to the West of the city, it was built in the middle of the 14th Century. Destroyed during the war between the brothers Pedro I and Enrique II, it was...

06 October 2009

1992 – Puente del Alamillo, Seville, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava The Alamillo Bridge spans the Canal de Alfonso XIII in Seville, allowing access to La Cartuja, an island between the canal and the Guadalquivir River. The bridge was constructed as...

06 October 2009

1997 – Zubizuri Bridge, Bilbao, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava As with most of Calatrava’s works, the main materials are concrete and white steel, hence the name Zubizuri Bridge or White Bridge. It spans the Nervion river in a delicate...

02 October 2009

1886 – Ponte Dom Luis I, Porto

Architect: Téophile Seyrig A symbol of Porto, the two-level iron bridge – Dom Luís I wasdesigned by the Belgian engineer Téophile Seyrig, a student of Gustave Eiffel. He later designed a railway bridge...

21 September 2009

1883 – Brooklyn Bridge, New York

Architect: John Augustus Roebling The Brooklyn Bridge (originally the New York and Brooklyn Bridge) is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, and stretches 5,989 feet over the East River...

16 September 2009

1937 – Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Architect: Irving Morrow The Golden Gate Bridge had the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1937 and has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and...

07 September 2009

1932 – Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia

Architect: J.J.C. Bradfield It was as early as 1815 that Francis Greenway proposed building a bridge from the northern to the southern shore of the harbour. It took some time for this to...