Archive for the 'Bridges' Category

The Sky Bridge in Langkawi, Malaysia

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

This is the Sky Bridge in Langkawi, Malaysia, a stunning cable-stayed bridge which actually curves around the single support column from which it’s suspended, 687 metres above sea level. Completed in October 2004, the structure relies on an 87 metre high support column to hold the weight of the deck, this weight distributed through 8 load balancing cables attached to its head.

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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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