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17 December 2009

1919 – Pont de Québec, Quebec City, Quebec

The Quebec Bridge is a riveted steel truss structure and is 3,239 feet long, 94 ft wide, and 340 ft high. Cantilever arms of 580 ft support a 640 ft central span, for...

16 December 2009

1932 – Burrard Street Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Sharp & Thompson A fine imposing bridge built high to allow for ship traffic. Major J.R. Grants’s steel structure contrasts with the architects, much loved, concrete pylons featuring marine ornamentation. Photograph Courtesy...

14 December 2009

1930 – Jacques Cartier Bridge, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Monsarrat & Pratley The Jacques Cartier Bridge is a cantilever bridge from Montreal Island, Montreal to the south shore at Longueuil. Locally it is also known as the Pont de la rive-Sud...

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...