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View Poll Results: Most Beautiful Bridge
Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam 26 27.96%
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco 34 36.56%
Tower Bridge, London 12 12.90%
Viaduc de Millau Bridge, Millau 11 11.83%
Brooklyn Bridge, New York City 10 10.75%
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Old November 20th, 2004, 08:10 AM   #1
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WEEK 2: Most Beautiful Bridge

Out of these five bridges pick your favorite. Bridges are in random order.

Final voting results are here.

1. Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam
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2. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
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3. Tower Bridge, London
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4. Viaduc de Millau Bridge, Millau
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5. Brooklyn Bridge, New York City
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Old November 20th, 2004, 01:51 PM   #2
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As tempted as I am to vote for Tower Bridge London, I just have to admit that the Golden Gate Bridge is more impressive.
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Old November 20th, 2004, 09:14 PM   #3
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Erasmus Bridge all the way, baby.
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Old November 20th, 2004, 09:19 PM   #4
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Golden Gate for me.
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Old November 20th, 2004, 10:39 PM   #5
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Golden Gate,then Tower Bridge and Brooklin Bridge. You can't talk about beautiful bridges without mentioning the Golden Gate, you just can't.
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Old November 21st, 2004, 10:15 AM   #6
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Erm...I think there is an obvious error in the photos shown above?
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Old November 21st, 2004, 10:38 AM   #7
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Yeah. Sydney Harbour Bridge isn't there, Viaduc de Millau Bridge hasn't even been built yet, and I've never even heard of the Erasmus Bridge.
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Old November 21st, 2004, 11:52 AM   #8
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that bridge in millau certainly is built!. I even thought it was already open for traffic. and well that u have never heard of the erasmus bridge suprises me. like every week there is a photo shown of this bridge in the UPC but for me the GGB has my vote!!!
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Old November 21st, 2004, 12:13 PM   #9
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Golden Gate as well...
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Old November 21st, 2004, 01:25 PM   #10
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Yeah. Sydney Harbour Bridge isn't there, Viaduc de Millau Bridge hasn't even been built yet, and I've never even heard of the Erasmus Bridge.
Well, shame on you :P

I think either way the selection process was done on who got the most nominations in the previous thread.
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Old November 21st, 2004, 02:32 PM   #11
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out of those, i'd say the Golden Gate.
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Old November 21st, 2004, 05:19 PM   #12
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Brooklyn Bridge
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Old November 21st, 2004, 05:33 PM   #13
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I am watching on tv right now how brooklyn bridge was constructed so I am voting under that impression.
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Old November 21st, 2004, 06:29 PM   #14
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The Viaduc de Millau is now finished but not opened yet (building the highway).

Even if the Viaduc de Millau is the most impressive by its dimension. It's not a bridge like the others in this poll but a Viaduct.

My vote goes to the Tower Bridge. The Viaduc de Millau should compete in the overland bridges but even this way, I think the Pont du Gard should represent France (the Pont du Gard was completly overlooked, while it's a 2000 years old one, wierd) and not the Viaduc de Millau.

Gallery of the viaduc:

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Old November 21st, 2004, 10:50 PM   #15
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Brooklyn bridge! What is the erasmus bridge doing in this poll? It's maybe nice but i don't think it fits between these gigantic and beautiful bridges. Ponte de normandie should have been better i think.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 02:55 AM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Exarchus
The Viaduc de Millau is now finished but not opened yet (building the highway).

Even if the Viaduc de Millau is the most impressive by its dimension. It's not a bridge like the others in this poll but a Viaduct.

My vote goes to the Tower Bridge. The Viaduc de Millau should compete in the overland bridges but even this way, I think the Pont du Gard should represent France (the Pont du Gard was completly overlooked, while it's a 2000 years old one, wierd) and not the Viaduc de Millau.

Gallery of the viaduc:

http://www.structurae.info/structure...fm?ID=s0000351
Does the Pont du Gard count as it was built as an aquaduct? It is impressive for sure, but maybe not as outstanding as these above. (I've seen the Pont du Gard 2 or 3 times).

I know this might seem biased, but I have to choose Tower Bridge too. The mix of stone and metal is perfect and I think it is the second most identifiable part of London. And the bridge actually opens up to let tall ships through! Does the Golden Gate bridge do that?

They are all engineerig masterpeieces (the pont du Gard was definitely a feat in it's day) but I like Tower Bridge for it's aesthetic qualities and victorian engineering achievment (I think it's victorian). If I had to keep any bridge in the world it would be this one.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 04:43 AM   #17
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 05:40 PM   #18
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Golden Gate in a land slide! One of longest spans and some of the highest towers, period. Not only is the bridge amazing to see from all over the bay area, but the view from the bridge is just as stunning.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 08:43 PM   #19
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golden gate. this classic is easily the most celebrated bridge in the world, for good reason.

and the setting alone beats out all other contenders.
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Old November 23rd, 2004, 02:37 AM   #20
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thats an utterly horrid pic of tower bridge.
this is tower bridge as it should be viewed -
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