Millennium Bridge is the world

By | July 17, 2017

During World War II the bridge was not destroyed by the Nazis — unlike many other bridges in Europe — under an express order from Adolf Hitler.Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States.A National Historic Landmark, the Brooklyn Bridge is an iconic feature of New York.

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is the world’s first and currently only tilting bridge. But the most amazing thing about this pedestrian and biker crossing of the Tyne River is that it appears as if an eye is winking whenever it is raised and lowered.Its innovative and unique design has won loads of awards since Queen Elizabeth officially opened it in 2002.

It was lowered into place by Europe’s largest floating crane — Asian Hercules II.Hong Kong’s Tsing Ma Bridge is the largest suspension bridge in the world to feature two decks and carry both road and rail traffic.Not only that, but it was subjected to some serious wind tunnel testing as Hong Kong is subject to some powerful typhoons on a yearly basis. After costing $920 million (HK$7.2 billion), the Tsing Ma Bridge opened in 1997.

There are no walkways on the bridge and it features sheltered carriageways on the lower deck when very strong winds prove to be too much for vehicles to safely handle.The Pearl Bridge currently holds the title of “World’s Longest Suspension Bridge” with a span of 1,991 meters. The second longest is China’s Xihoumen Bridge.

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