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Is it safe to say new york city has the most iconic bridges and tunnels?
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>>1803147
no
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>>1803147
It doesn't even have the most iconic bridges in the USA
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>>1803147
you really picked the george washington and not the brooklyn bridge as a potentially iconic bridge? kys
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>>1803153
>>1803155
What other iconic bridges (plural) does London or SF have? None
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>>1803147
Biking on the GW bridge is so fucking scary man, there is BARELY enough room to have cyclists moving in both directions, and you share part of the bike lane with the suspension cables that connect right through the concrete.
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90% of /n/ hates this city
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>>1803177
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>>1803177
Railway station bridge
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>>1803177
Don't forget the albert bridge
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>>1803177
Hammersmith Bridge is very popular.
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Well Pittsburgh is called the city of bridges with 446 bridges, the most in any city in the world

https://www.worldatlas.com/cities/which-us-city-is-known-as-the-city-of-bridges.html
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>>1803279
You could have at least posted a cool one
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bridge thread?
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>>1803177
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>>1803147
Me likes Parisian bridges
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>>1806539
Pure /n/ stuff
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>>1806539
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>>1806541
It's Bir Hakeim, not Hackeim
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>>1803155
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>>1803196
because it's fucking stupid with the amount of tourists
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>>1806639
Damn, I thought that was a render at first
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>>1803153
that one fell down, nice try idiot
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>>1806651
nah just a really bad recoloring job
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What do we think of tolling the east river bridges?
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>>1806701
yeah but they built it up again a few times, the kids know more than i do though
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you'er all wrong
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>>1806855
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>>1806857
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Not the most iconic one by one, but as a system, they hit a pretty damn nice aesthetic
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>>1806867
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>>1806867
Bonus points
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>>1806869
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>>1806871
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*age mogs everyone in this thread*
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>>1806499
>bridge thread?
Luv me bridges. Simple as.

Where I am, everything is steel or iron. These old Euro bridges are so dreamy.
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Yeah, there's a watermark. But this perspective is so good.
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For me, it's bridges with abrupt sharp curves in the middle
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>>1808556
Hmmmm, kinky
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>his bridge doesn't lead right into a tunnel
lel pleb
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>>1803153
fpbp
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Manchester Bridge in Pittsburgh, demolished 1970
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LMAO! 3 BRIDGE!!1
3 BRIDGE!1
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>>1803177
London Bridge and Bay Bridge
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>>1803147
Brooklyn, GWB, and maybe the Williamsburg Bridge are iconic but NYC also has a lot of just average bridges. Like, even the Whitestone Bridge is just an ok bridge.
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>over 150 years old and still kino
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The first Point Bridge in Pittsburgh across the Monongahela River. Completed 1877, demolished 1927
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>>1803156
Well it is the world's busiest bridge so that's pretty iconic
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>>1809485
Not really. Visually it's unimpressive
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>>1809485
>Well it is the world's busiest bridge
But is it?
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One of the original viaducts on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Pittsburgh, notable for its steep angle and skew. It has since been demolished and replaced.
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Wilksboro Avenue footbridge in Pittsburgh. It was built in the mid 1890s so residents could cross a ravine 120 feet deep to catch streetcars on the other side. It has fallen into disrepair and was closed in 2007 but afaik still stands.
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>>1806650
it's basically a theme park
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Fuck it I'm down to post a bridge.
It's not the biggest, loudest, or most well-known, but it is a beauty nonetheless.
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>>1803279
Pittsburgh master race
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>>1809749
now thats a sexy bridge!
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>>1809509
That's a fair critique - while GWB is busiest by # of vehicles, Howrah Bridge is close behind plus ridiculous number of pedestrians. I admit you have a point.
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>>1809759
>Pittsburgh master race
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>>1803147
new york is such an insular and parochial place that they cant conceive of anything outside of itself as being more than
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>>1806524
Serious question: why didn't they make it a single span suspension bridge?

Why does it need the babby support in the middle?
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>>1806650
If you get a hotel and only venture out from 6AM-8AM and after 6PM it's actually very pleasant. The vast majority of tourists are from cruise ships and are only there for part of the day.
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Bidwell Bar Bridge in California
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>>1806499
copied from a nyc bridge baka
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This is the problem with any oblique grade-separated crossing, for highway, rail, or both. The skew increases the length of the viaduct a great deal and costs so much more than overpass structures that meet closer to perpendicular.
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>>1803156
>brooklyn bridge
>>1808806
>>1813367
Copied from a Cincinnati bridge lol
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Fabricated beam segment ready to be lifted into place at the 285/400 interchange in Atlanta last year
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goat nyc bridge
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>>1803196
It's a city for small boats or walking. That's based.
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>>1808819
World's first suspension bridge too.
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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carries a narrowboat canal
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>>1817556
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>>1808819
She's a chongus!
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Speaking of chongus, the Tay Bridge collapse left such a scar in the collective consciousness of the Scottish people that they built subsequent bridges several magnitudes chongier than necessary for a while, and that's why the Forth Bridge rules so much.
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Constantine in Algeria. City full of bridges because for whatever reason, we dicide to settle on massive rocks
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To accommodate larger ships, the Bayonne Bridge's deck was raised about 60 feet through the existing arch span. Pretty awesome rebuild of a 1931 structure.
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>>1817585
Nice, I've never seen that one before.
Is there a specific name for the "steel arch box truss" type (like Sydney Harbour Bridge)? It's such a good look.
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>>1803279
>>1809759
>>1803436
for me, it's the 16th street bridge
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>>1803155
the colour and setting help that bridge out a bit
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>>1816665
Wrong photo
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>>1822127
If it was still in its original state I'd be more open to the notion
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OH N—
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For me it's the humble arch bridge (bloukrans)
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>>1824591
that's gorgeous

>>1806650
there are almost no cruise ships nowadays,

i went there during covid, was magical.


also have this cooky dutch bridge
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>>1824598
and this one


captcha is such a fucking blight of thisplace
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>>1808806
The Manhattan and Verrazano are underrated and works of beauty only forgotten cause they go between places no one gives a shit about. No reason to go to Bay Ridge unless you live in Bay Ridge and are going home or your really into Urban Republican strongholds where Italians, Greeks, Reform Jews and Arabs live in the harmony and Downtown Brooklyn's main destinations are Target and a regular Macy's.
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>>1824497
Looks good to me. Pass.
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>>1808806
>>1824735
NYC LARGE BRIDGES FROM MOST UNDERRATED TO MOST OVERRATED

NOT FROM BEST TO WORST

JUST FROM MOST UNDERRATED TO MOST OVERRATED

1. Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, formerly Triborough Bridge (great looking but largely ignored)
2. Queensboro Bridge (great for engineering/historical reasons but unsightly but largely ignored)
3. Whitestone Bridge (neat but largely ignored)
4. Throgs Neck Bridge (lazy dog shit that's rightly ignored)
5. George Washington Bridge (pretty good and adequately appreciated)
6. Manhattan Bridge (extremely great and far less overrated than it could be)
7. Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge (meh looking but overrated)
8. Williamsburg Bridge (great for engineering/historical reasons but a little unsightly and pretty overrated)
9. Brooklyn Bridge (great and horrendously overrated)
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>>1803279
>a number too large for its modern tax base to maintain
-ACK
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>>1824598
damn that is cool
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>>1825028
I don't know what PA's problem is but they have the shittiest roads in the US bar none
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>>1808621
>you'll never take a cliff's virginity
why live at all
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>>1811220
Mighty pretty sight
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>>1817575
goddamn what mess and a waste of metal
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>>1825190
the thing is from 1882 mind you,

they couldn't calculate stress that accurately back then and didn't have very well optimised safety standards

it's really quite an impressive feat of civil engineering
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>>1825190
Lighten up Francis
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George Westinghouse Bridge
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The world's largest brick-built bridge is 574 meters (1,883 ft) long, up to 78 meters (256 ft) tall and was erected between 1846 and 1851 in Saxony in Germany.
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>>1825279
Opinions?
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>>1825279
>>1825280
Certainly no shortage of arches.
Bretty good, ticks lots of boxes for me.
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What are the advantages of precast concrete beams? Is it just cost? Longevity? Maintenance? Most modern overpasses use concrete beams, but I see some new overpasses that use steel beams as well. Concrete I-beams can't be easily cast into curved segments must play a factor as well, I presume
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>>1825279
>>1825280
absolute fucking bridgekino, I'd visit but
>Goymany
ew
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>>1827128
My guess is the main upside is
>cheap and easy to build
and that's it. From my experience they don't last all that long, but considering that nowadays everything is built with a limited lifespan, it fits neatly into the kafkaesque bureaucratic moloch that writes off these structures after 20-30 and then they just get rebuilt with our tax money.
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I FUCKING LOVE LENTICULAR TRUSS BRIDGES

TWO INTERSECTING WAVES JUST LOOK RIGHT

BONUS POINTS FOR PRETTY END PIECES
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sex coom
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>>1809749
Nice bridge
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>>1803153
NYC absolutely MOGS London in literally every single conceivable way
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>>1817575
Reminds me of that bridge in Quebec City that collapsed a couple times before they finally got it right lmao
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>>1824599
Would be nice if it weren't for that retarded offramp
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>>1827657
What would be better?
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The Sangen Bridge in Japan is normally covered with water held behind a dam, but low water periodically reveals it in part or full. It carried a forest railway across a valley before the dam.
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>>1827394
According to idiots in NYC.
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>>1831796
He's right, you've got Tower Bridge and that's it
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Come on people it may have gone to shit now but Portland is bridge city
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>>1803147
NYC has nice bridges but it's not even the best bridge in the state.
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>>1831827
The St. John's Bridge is beautiful, I wish it was painted in another color so it would have some contrast from all the trees around it. Looks as good as the Golden Gate imo
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bump
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>>1806650
It's about to change

https://www.euronews.com/travel/2022/07/01/venice-sets-date-for-introduction-of-ticketing-and-entry-fees-heres-what-you-need-to-know>>1806827
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>>1835922
I doubt adding a 10 euro day pass cost to Venice will reduce tourism, when a day pass to a furry convention is 30 USD and people buy it up.
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>>1827695
Just make an elliptic loop, takes less space and covers the lower parts of the ramp from rain.
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>>1835928
Maybe the tight corners serve to discourage cyclists from descending the ramp too quickly.
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>>1835925
yes, and even more furfags would show up if it was 15 USD
get how it works?
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rhode island time
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pittsburgh's two wichert truss bridges
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and the second bridge's predecessor
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>>1838403
This kind of architecture sucks so much
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>>1838480
yeah, well, you know, that's just like uh, your opinion, man
it does kinda look like a cg rendering or corporate website photo here, but irl it looks great, plus it's a great community space and who could hate a pedestrian bridge?



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