by Jaime Bender | Thursday, June 25, 2015
by Jaime BenderThursday, June 25, 2015
Name this bridge, opened in 2004:
Designed by French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, the Millau Viaduct in Millau-Creissels, France, is considered the tallest bridge in the world. It was constructed in response to traffic congestion issues on the route from Paris to Spain.
Name this bridge, a tribute to one of America's Founding Fathers:
This suspension bridge connecting Philadelphia to New Jersey was finished in 1926. In July 2001, it was temporarily closed to vehicular traffic so pedestrians could walk the bridge in celebration of its 75th anniversary.
Name this bridge, one of the oldest in the United States:
Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge connects New York's Manhattan and Brooklyn boroughs across the East River. Since its opening, it has become an icon of New York City and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964.
Name this bridge, constructed in 2011:
The Bridge of Strings, also called the Chords Bridge or Jerusalem Light Rail Bridge, is a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge in Jerusalem, Israel. The structure was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and is used by Jerusalem Light Rail's Red Line, which began service on Aug. 19, 2011.
Name this bridge that's known for its shops and art dealers:
Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence, Italy, is a medieval stone-arch bridge that houses souvenir shops, jewelers and art dealers. It's one of Florence's most popular tourist attractions.
Name this bridge that is a light show in and of itself:
The sparkly, curvy Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, better known as the Ponte Estaiada Bridge in Sao Paolo, Brazil, is supported by a giant X-shaped structure. In December, the X lights up to a 453-foot glowing Christmas tree.
Name this bridge, erected in 1991:
The Nanpu Bridge in Shanghai, China, spans the Huangpu River and is a major contributor to the rapid development and revitalization of the once-blighted Pudong District. Its unique, swirling design also makes it a popular tourist site.
Name this bridge that spirals itself across a bay:
Singapore's Helix Bridge connects pedestrians from Marina Centre with Marina South. It opened in 2010 and runs alongside a vehicular bridge known as the Bayfront Bridge. It's now adjacent to the Marina Bay Sands, a luxury resort.
Finally, name this bridge, without which no bridge quiz would be complete:
This San Francisco landmark might be the most photographed bridge on the planet. After opening in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge main span in the world. Since then, it's been bumped down to 12th longest.
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