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Wonderful pictures, and thanks for the links! But I have to nitpick this:

the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the longest steel arch bridge in the world.

Already when built, its big architectural rival, the Bayonne Bridge in New York was a metre longer (and finished a year earlier). Then the New River Gorge Bridge in the US, with road on top of the steel arch, was the longest steel arch bridge for a quarter century from 1977. Then since 2003, the Lupu Bridge in Shanghai is longest with its 550 metre span:

...(also see great construction photo selection), and soon it will be eclipsed by the 552-m-span Chaotianmen Bridge in Chongqing, also China:



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Mar 20th, 2007 at 04:46:29 PM EST

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