Archive for June, 2007

Leptis Magna, Libya

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Leptis Magna, also known as Lectis Magna (or Lepcis Magna as it is sometimes spelled), also called Lpqy or Neapolis, was a prominent city of the Roman Empire. Its ruins are located in Al Khums, Libya, 130 km east of Tripoli.

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The world’s highest bungee jump - the Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

The Bloukrans Bridge is an arch bridge located in Nature’s Valley, Western Cape, South Africa. The construction, which was completed in 1984, stands at height of 216m above the Bloukrans River, making it the highest single span arch bridge in the world. Its central span is 272m and the bridge is 451m in length in total.

Bloukrans Bungee Jumping

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Fremont Bridge, Portland, USA

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

The Fremont Bridge is a steel tied arch bridge over the Willamette River located in Portland, Oregon. It carries Interstate 405 and U.S. Highway 30 traffic between downtown and North Portland where it intersects with Interstate 5. It has the longest main span of any bridge in Oregon and is the second longest tied arch bridge in the world (after Caiyuanba Bridge across the Yangtze River, China).

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