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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...

29 July 2009

1879 – Bridge over the River Lune, Underley Park, Cumbria

Architect: Daniel Brade Designed by Daniel Brade, an architect from Kendal, perspective view including details & plan were published in The Building News, May 9th 1879.

16 June 2009

2006 – Finnieston Bridge, Glasgow

Architect: Halcrow Group The £20.3m Finnieston Bridge was intended to be a dramatic new landmark for Glasgow, featuring a central arch span which crosses the river at an angle between the roundabout at...

11 June 2009

1894 – Tower Bridge, London

Architect: Wolfe Barry & Horace Jones The Tower Bridge, named after its two impressive towers, is one of London’s best known landmarks. This Victorian Bridge is now more than 100 years old. Designed...

11 June 2009

1886 – Building the Tower Bridge, London

Building the Tower Bridge Description from an article in the 1930’s in Wonders of World Engineering, published by Fleetway House The most famous example of the bascule bridge is the Tower Bridge across...

08 June 2009

1826 – Menai Suspension Bridge, Anglesey, Wales

Architect: Thomas Telford Prior to the bridge’s completion in 1826 the island had no connection to the mainland and all movement to and from Anglesey was by ferry. However, the Act of Union...

08 June 2009

1846 – Britannia Bridge, Anglesey, Wales

Architect: Robert Stephenson The increasing popularity of rail travel necessitated a second bridge over the straits to provide a direct rail link between London and the port of Holyhead. The task of building...