Dec 28, 2011

Bridges

A collection of some bridges I think are cool.

Bridges, you say?


No, no, no. Bridges. Like this:

Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge 

This bridge in China is the longest in the world, and it’s glorious. I mean, look at it. It’s over 100 miles long. That’s long.


Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge

That last one was cool and all, but really it’s just a bunch of road held up by a lot of sticks. The
Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge in Japan, on the other hand, fucking flies. It’s the suspension bridge with the longest span between supports. That middle bit you see between the supports is 6,532 feet long. That’s 18 football fields hanging in mid-air. Humankind is awesome.



Tower Bridge

No collection of bridges is complete without the Tower Bridge over the Thames in London. No, not London Bridge. London Bridge is a shitty little boring bridge next door. This is where the action is. The tower its name refers to is, of course, the Tower of London, where all the cool people go to get tortured and killed.

So is Jeff still your favorite Bridges?

16 comments:

  1. beautiful photo of the chinese one

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  2. To me Jeff is the only Bridge! hahaha

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  3. @lmaoitsjesus, yeah, I've never been out that way so I guess I don't get the hype about the Golden Gate. =P

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  4. I lol'd at Jeff Bridges, he is the best bridge that the world has to offer.

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  5. The Chinese Bridge is indeed glorious!

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  6. A 100 mile long bridge is amazing! Truly a feat. Thanks for the illumination.

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  7. Haha, I initially thought this was gonna be a Jeff Bridges post [Who I like lol] Turns out its actually about bridges haha. Cool post none the less.

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  8. I'd hate to run out of gas on the Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge!

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