Saturday, July 23, 2011

Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges

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Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane, Australia

This bridge carries pedestrians and cyclists, across the Brisbane River, and it was originally known as the Tank Street Bridge. It connects Kurilpa Point in South Brisbane to Tank Street in the Brisbane central business district. The bridge is the world’s largest tensegrity bridge.

Rolling Bridge, London

The bridge carries pedestrian only, it is a type of curling movable bridge, was completed in 2004. It is more accurately described as “curling”. 

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Infinity Bridge, Stockton on Tees, England

The bridge is a pedestrian and cycle footbridge, across the River Tees in the borough of Stockton-on-Trees in North East of England. The materials are weathering steel, stainless steel, and reinforced concrete. It cost of £15 million. 

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Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge,Omaha, NE, to Council Bluffs, IA

It was name after former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey. He was secured $18 million for the bridge in 2000. The bridge is across Missouri River between Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska. It is a 3,000 ft footbridge, opened on September 28, 2008.

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Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Gateshead, England

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is sometime referred to as the “Winking Eye Bridge” because of the shape and its tilting method. It is slightly shorter than the neighbor, Tyne Bridge. The bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge.

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Tree Top Canopy Walk, Sabah, Borneo

The bridge is nearly 1,000 feet length and 85 feet in height at its highest point. 

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Nesciobrug, Amsterdam

The bridge stretched 2,559 feet over the Amsterdam Rhine Canal

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