Tag: bridges

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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Feb 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Stari Most and the City of Mostar

Picture of the Day: Stari Most and the City of Mostar

Stari Most and the City of Mostar Photograph by Ramirez on Wikimedia Commons Mostar is a city and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the largest and one of the most important cities in the Herzegovina region. It is the cultural capital and center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation. Mostar is…

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