Tag: bridges

Dec 15, 2014

Super Slow Motion Bridge Demolition

Super Slow Motion Bridge Demolition

Watch demolition experts fell the old Marble Falls Bridge in Central Texas in super slow motion. Photographer Kirk Drummond captured the amazing scene on a Red Epic camera filming at 300 FPS. Over 950 feet of metal truss works collapsed in an eventful four seconds after having been up for nearly 78 years. According…

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Nov 26, 2014

Picture of the Day: New York Sunset from the GW Bridge, 1936

Picture of the Day: New York Sunset from the GW Bridge, 1936

Photograph by New York City Municipal Archives, WPA Federal Writers’ Project, Jack Rosenzwieg / AP In this beautiful black and white photo from 22 December 1936, a man looks across the Hudson River towards Manhattan from the New York tower of the George Washington Bridge. The photo is one of over 900,000 that are…

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Jul 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Blue Hour at the Bridge

Picture of the Day: Blue Hour at the Bridge

Photograph by FRANK SCHULENBURG Website | Flickr | Twitter In this beautiful sunrise capture, we see a river fog filling San Francisco Bay as parts of the Golden Gate Bridge peak out above the fog. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San…

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Apr 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Bastei Bridge, Germany

Picture of the Day: Bastei Bridge, Germany

BASTEI BRIDGE, GERMANY © Thomas Wolf, http://www.foto-tw.de | Facebook In this beautiful photo by Thomas Wolf, we see the Bastei Bridge, situated above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. The Bastei rock formation towers 194 meters (636 ft) above the river and is a major landmark of the…

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Jan 30, 2014

Picture of the Day: Reflection Perfection in Paris

Picture of the Day: Reflection Perfection in Paris

REFLECTION PERFECTION IN PARIS Photograph by JOANNA LEMANSKA Website | Facebook | 500px | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram In this beautiful black and white reflection photo by Joanna Lemanska aka MissCoolPics, we see the pedestrian underpass at Pont de la Tournelle, an arch bridge spanning the river Seine in Paris. According…

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Jan 30, 2014

This is the World’s First Suspended Bicycle Roundabout

This is the World’s First Suspended Bicycle Roundabout

Hovenring is the world’s first suspended bicycle path roundabout. Located in the Netherlands (where else?), Hovenring can be found between the localities of Eindhoven, Veldhoven and Meerhoven which accounts for its name, Dutch for “Ring of the Hovens“. Designed by Ipv Delft, Hovenring comprises of a 70-metre (230 ft) tall central pylon, 24 steel…

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Oct 29, 2013

This ‘Flying Drawbridge’ in the Netherlands is Amazing

This ‘Flying Drawbridge’ in the Netherlands is Amazing

Photograph by Bert Kaufmann Located in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands is Slauerhoffbrug (English: Slauerhoff Bridge), a fully automatic bascule bridge sometimes referred to as a ‘tail bridge’. Slauerhoffbrug, which is affectionately known as the ‘Flying Drawbridge’ can be quickly and efficiently raised and lowered from one pylon (instead of hinges). This…

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Mar 5, 2013

21 Roads You Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

21 Roads You Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing like a road trip to really experience a country. From coastal highways and dizzying mountain passes, to scenic routes through national parks and bridges over great spans of water; roads are the circulatory system that connects a country. After an extensive search online, the Sifter has compiled a list of some of…

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Feb 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: Under the Bridge

Picture of the Day: Under the Bridge

UNDER THE BRIDGE Photograph by Tea Kolo on Flickr In this perfectly timed and beautifully framed photograph by Tea Kolo, we see a sailboat passing under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. A hole in the fence perfectly encircles the sailboat, making for a creatively framed shot. The photo was first…

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Feb 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Longest Bridge in Europe

Picture of the Day: The Longest Bridge in Europe

THE LONGEST BRIDGE IN EUROPE Photograph by F Mira The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and rangeviews that spans the Tagus River in Parque das Nações in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), with a total length of…

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