BREATHTAKING BRIDGES IN THE WORLD 2

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Breathtaking bridges in the world…

Tower Bridge: London, England

Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London, resulting in it sometimes being confused with London Bridge, situated some 0.5 mi (0.80 km) upstream. Tower Bridge is one of five London bridges now owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation.

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The bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal tension forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. The bridge deck is freely accessible to both vehicles and pedestrians, whereas the bridge’s twin towers, high-level walkways and Victorian engine rooms form part of the Tower Bridge Exhibition, for which an admission charge is made.

Seri Wawasan Bridge: Putrajaya, Malaysia

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The Seri Wawasan Bridge is one of the main bridges in the planned city Putrajaya, the new (2001) Malaysian federal territory and administrative centre. This futuristic asymmetric cable-stayed bridge with a forward-inclined pylon has a sailing ship appearance, accented at night with changeable color lighting.

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The bridge, also called Bridge No. 9, crosses Putrajaya Lake, an artificial lake made to provide natural cooling, and connects Precinct 2 on the Core Island, where the main government buildings are located, to the residential area of Precinct 8, 9.

Sunniberg Bridge: Klosters, Switzerland

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The Sunniberg Bridge is an extradosed road bridge near Klosters in Switzerland. It is notable because of its innovative design and aesthetically pleasing appearance. The Sunniberg Bridge was built in 1998 and won the Outstanding Structure Award in 2001.

The bridge was designed by Christian Menn together with Dialma Jakob Baenziger, Consulting Engineers, as an Extradosed bridge and received the Outstanding Structure Award in 2001. It was built by Batigroup AG and Vetsch AG and was completed in 1998.

Szechenyi Chain Bridge: Budapest, Hungary

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Szechenyi Chain Bridge: Budapest, Hungary is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

Designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark and built by the Scottish engineer Adam Clark, it was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Hungary. It was opened in 1849.

The Helix Bridge: Marina Bay, Singapore

The Helix Bridge, officially The Helix, and previously known as the Double Helix Bridge, is a pedestrian bridge linking Marina Center with Marina South in the Marina Bay area in Singapore.

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It was officially opened on 24 April 2010 at 9 pm; however, only half was opened due to ongoing construction at the Marina Bay Sands.

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It is located beside the Benjamin Sheares Bridge and is accompanied by a vehicular bridge, known as the Bayfront Bridge. The entire bridge was opened on 18 July 2010 to complete the entire walkway around Marina Bay.

ADMIRALTY BRIDGE LAGOS, NIGERIA

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The Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge, is a 1.36 km cable-stayed bridge in Lagos State. It links the Phase 1 area, of Lekki with Ikoyi district of Lagos.

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The bridge was commissioned on the 29th of May 2013 by the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola. The bridge is the first cable-stayed bridge to be built in Nigeria and was constructed by Julius Berger Nigeria. The bridge has a 9-meter headroom above water level in order to allow for the flow of maritime traffic.

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