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inscrutable-destiny:

oldflorida:

Sunshine Skyway Bridge, 1963

This bridge was something like 11 miles toll to toll.  Just as you were coming up to the crest of the bridge there was a sign that said “W.E. Bill Dean Bridge”  No on ever called it that.  The span is gone now, and what is left of the bridge is fishing piers.  I remember many trips across this bridge with the tires going, “thup, thup…. thup,thup… thup,thup” the whole way.

Reblogged from inscrutable-destiny

inscrutable-destiny:

oldflorida:

Sunshine Skyway Bridge, 1963

This bridge was something like 11 miles toll to toll.  Just as you were coming up to the crest of the bridge there was a sign that said “W.E. Bill Dean Bridge”  No on ever called it that.  The span is gone now, and what is left of the bridge is fishing piers.  I remember many trips across this bridge with the tires going, “thup, thup…. thup,thup… thup,thup” the whole way.

decoarchitecture:

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
In this shot it looks like an Art Deco harp.

Reblogged from decoarchitecture

decoarchitecture:

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

In this shot it looks like an Art Deco harp.

decoarchitecture:

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
Cool portrait of the bridge.

Reblogged from decoarchitecture

decoarchitecture:

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Cool portrait of the bridge.

Reblogged from moodpalmera

decoarchitecture:

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CaliforniaHistoric 1940s photo via 40sclassic
Can’t go wrong with a historic bridge pic!

Reblogged from decoarchitecture

decoarchitecture:

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
Historic 1940s photo via 40sclassic

Can’t go wrong with a historic bridge pic!

Las Lajas Sanctuary, Ipales, Colombia

Las Lajas Sanctuary, Ipales, Colombia

simplypi:

Amazing Engineering

Reblogged from neo-constructivist

simplypi:

Amazing Engineering

decoarchitecture:

West Sixth Street Bridge, Racine, Wisconsinfrom the Library of Congress
This Art Deco bridge dates to 1928. The sea creature face (left) reminds me of strange Mannerist stuff I’ve seen in England and Italy. More pics of the bridge over here.
From the LoC:
 Building/structure dates: 1928 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1983 subsequent work
Significance: The West Sixth Street Bridge is a single  open-spandrel, reinforced-concrete barrel-arch bridge.  Its flush facade  and Art Deco/Moderne style make it one of Wisconsin’s most unusual and  architecturally significant concrete bridges.  The majority of the terra  cotta detailing remains intact.  Charles S. Whitney (1892-1959), the  principal engineer/architect on the project, was world renowned for his  innovations in concrete construction.  Whitney’s firm of Ammann &  Whitney is known for its work on Dulles International Airport and the  Verrazano Narrows Bridge, as well as numerous highway and large bridge  projects.
I’ve spent a lot of time going through the LoC’s photo archives, which make available the Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record photos. I urge you to check them out yourself!

Reblogged from decoarchitecture

decoarchitecture:

West Sixth Street Bridge, Racine, Wisconsin
from the Library of Congress

This Art Deco bridge dates to 1928. The sea creature face (left) reminds me of strange Mannerist stuff I’ve seen in England and Italy. More pics of the bridge over here.

From the LoC:

 Building/structure dates: 1928 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1983 subsequent work
Significance: The West Sixth Street Bridge is a single open-spandrel, reinforced-concrete barrel-arch bridge. Its flush facade and Art Deco/Moderne style make it one of Wisconsin’s most unusual and architecturally significant concrete bridges. The majority of the terra cotta detailing remains intact. Charles S. Whitney (1892-1959), the principal engineer/architect on the project, was world renowned for his innovations in concrete construction. Whitney’s firm of Ammann & Whitney is known for its work on Dulles International Airport and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, as well as numerous highway and large bridge projects.

I’ve spent a lot of time going through the LoC’s photo archives, which make available the Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record photos. I urge you to check them out yourself!

lickystickypickyme:

I get dizzy looking at this. But knowing myself I am going to set up a trip over this monster:

The Millau Viaduct consists of an eight-span steel roadway supported by  seven concrete pylons. The roadway weighs 36,000 tonnes (40,000 short  tons) and is 2,460 m (8,070 ft) long, measuring 32 m (105 ft) wide by  4.2 m (14 ft) deep, making it the world’s longest cable-stayed deck. 
The  six central spans each measure 342 m (1,122 ft) with the two outer  spans measuring 204 m (669 ft). The roadway has a slope of 3% descending  from south to north, and curves in a plane section with a 20 km (12 mi)  radius to give drivers better visibility.

Reblogged from lyssahumana

lickystickypickyme:

I get dizzy looking at this. But knowing myself I am going to set up a trip over this monster:

The Millau Viaduct consists of an eight-span steel roadway supported by seven concrete pylons. The roadway weighs 36,000 tonnes (40,000 short tons) and is 2,460 m (8,070 ft) long, measuring 32 m (105 ft) wide by 4.2 m (14 ft) deep, making it the world’s longest cable-stayed deck.

The six central spans each measure 342 m (1,122 ft) with the two outer spans measuring 204 m (669 ft). The roadway has a slope of 3% descending from south to north, and curves in a plane section with a 20 km (12 mi) radius to give drivers better visibility.

neo-constructivist:

(via Nowhere Land - My Modern Metropolis)

Reblogged from neo-constructivist

neo-constructivist:

(via Nowhere Land - My Modern Metropolis)

bankston:

Robert L. Sleeth, Jr. - The Age of Steel


Beautiful. Scarf, boots, jacket, and a cigarette and I’m ready to go.

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bankston:

Robert L. Sleeth, Jr. - The Age of Steel

Beautiful. Scarf, boots, jacket, and a cigarette and I’m ready to go.

neilywheely:

chazhuttonsfsm:

These are the end of the cables holding up the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Go here for more.

My favorite suspension bridge!
Is it weird that I have a favorite suspension bridge?
Probably.

Reblogged from neo-constructivist

neilywheely:

chazhuttonsfsm:

These are the end of the cables holding up the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

Go here for more.

My favorite suspension bridge!

Is it weird that I have a favorite suspension bridge?

Probably.

A bridge too far? China unveils world’s longest sea bridge which is five miles FURTHER than the Dover-Calais crossing | Mail Online

China has unveiled the world’s longest sea bridge, which stretches a massive 26.4 miles – five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais and longer than a marathon.
The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, completed earlier this week, links the main urban area of Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong province, with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas.
The road bridge, which took four years and cost a cool £5.5billion to build, will be open for use in the New Year and is almost three miles longer than the previous record-holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343004/A-bridge-far-China-unveils-worlds-longest-sea-bridge-miles-FURTHER-Dover-Calais-crossing.html#ixzz1A0Fmmymd

A bridge too far? China unveils world’s longest sea bridge which is five miles FURTHER than the Dover-Calais crossing | Mail Online

China has unveiled the world’s longest sea bridge, which stretches a massive 26.4 miles – five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais and longer than a marathon.

The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, completed earlier this week, links the main urban area of Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong province, with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas.

The road bridge, which took four years and cost a cool £5.5billion to build, will be open for use in the New Year and is almost three miles longer than the previous record-holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343004/A-bridge-far-China-unveils-worlds-longest-sea-bridge-miles-FURTHER-Dover-Calais-crossing.html#ixzz1A0Fmmymd

The Bridge
via 1x.com

The Bridge

via 1x.com

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