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Old January 1st, 2006, 01:04 AM   #1
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European Bridges Thread

***European Bridges***

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Millau; France by Arpad Lukacs Photography, on Flickr

Let's post pictures of European bridges in this thread
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Harilaos Trikoupis Bridge Greece


The Harilaos Trikoupis Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge -the world's longest cable-stayed suspended deck - linking the cities of Rion (near Patra on the Peloponnese) and Antirion on the western mainland Greece, thus connecting with the rest of Europe.

This bridge is widely considered to be an engineering masterpiece owing to several solutions applied to span the difficult site. These difficulties include deep water, insecure materials for foundations, seismic activity and the probability of tsunamis, and the expansion of the Gulf of Corinth due to plate tectonics.

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Built:
1999 - 2004

Cost:
€ 630 000 000

Location:
Between Rion, Achaea, Greece and Antirrion, Aetoloacarnania, Greece

total length:
2 880.5 m

length of main bridge:
2 252 m

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Chronology

1880
Harilaos Trikoupis, then prime minister of Greece, is among the first to imagine a link at this location.

21 May 2004
The last piece of the deck is mounted.

Night of 7 August 2004 - 8 August 2004
In a grand ceremony including major fireworks, the bridge is officially inaugurated.

8 August 2004
Irina Szewinska from Poland and winner at the olympic games in Montreal and Mexico, Otto Rehagel, coach of the Greek soccer team that won the Euro 2004 championship, and Stratos Apostolakis, coach of the Greek Olympic soccer team, carry the Olympic flame across the bridge on its way to Athens for the Summer Olympics.

12 August 2004
The bridge is opened to traffic.

On April 13th, 2005,
at the Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) gala, the Harilaos Trikoupis Bridge was named the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This is the first time since 1960 that the award has gone to a project outside of the United States.

The Rion-Antirion Bridge project also won the 2005 ACEC National Grand Award, and the ACEC New York Diamond Award .

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Old January 1st, 2006, 11:09 PM   #3
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wow the fireworks are as amising as the bridge
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Some nice pictures of the Hamburger Elbbrücken:

http://fhh1.hamburg.de/ansichten/flug/17.htm

http://fhh1.hamburg.de/ansichten/flug/18.htm

http://fhh1.hamburg.de/ansichten/flug/19.htm
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 06:01 PM   #5
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Arade bridge in Algarve, built in 1992:



Guadiana Bridge in Algarve (border with Spain), built in 1992:



25 April bridge in lisbon, built in 1966:




Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon, built in 1998:





Rainha Santa Isabel Bridge in Coimbra:


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Old January 2nd, 2006, 06:23 PM   #6
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I'm waiting for someone to post some Danish bridges...
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 06:42 PM   #7
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Hamburg (Germany), Köhlbrand Bridge
length: 3 618 m
built: 1970-1974





The worlds biggest brick bridge built of 26 Mio. bricks!
in Reichenbach (Germany), Göltzschtalbridge
length:574 m
build: 1846-1851


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Old January 4th, 2006, 01:35 PM   #8
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don't forget Millau =)

http://www.archidose.org/Blog/millau.jpg

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Co...med_10a.h2.jpg

http://www.noisebetweenstations.com/...,416578,00.jpg
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Old January 5th, 2006, 06:28 PM   #9
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Here are some photo's of smaller bridges in Frankfurt that I have taken

Eisernersteg, Frankfurt



Holbeinsteg, Frankfurt

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Old January 7th, 2006, 01:32 AM   #10
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i like millau i think that its the best bridge in the world
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Salgueiro Maia Bridge - inaugurated in 2000



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Old April 11th, 2006, 10:05 PM   #12
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A bridge in france

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pictures of bridges are always amazing
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kbboy, what is an exact location of this georgious bridge in FRA
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kbboy, what is an exact location of this georgious bridge in FRA
It is located in Millau( hence the name millau bridge) in the Massive central mountains of france over the River Tarn and is more than 300m (984ft) high - taller even than the country's Eiffel Tower.Owing to the mountainious region, some times it is even higher than the clouds.

It is located in southern france, on the motorway from paris to Barcelona forming the last link of the A75 (la Méridienne) autoroute(motorway in french), providing a continuous high-speed route south from Paris through Clermont-Ferrand to Béziers.Length is 2.5 kms



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I drove over the milau viaduct last summer, too bad it was night
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It is located in Millau( hence the name millau bridge) in the Massive central mountains of france over the River Tarn and is more than 300m (984ft) high - taller even than the country's Eiffel Tower.Owing to the mountainious region, some times it is even higher than the clouds.

It is located in southern france, on the motorway from paris to Barcelona forming the last link of the A75 (la Méridienne) autoroute(motorway in french), providing a continuous high-speed route south from Paris through Clermont-Ferrand to Béziers.Length is 2.5 kms


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The worlds biggest brick bridge built of 26 Mio. bricks!
in Reichenbach (Germany), Göltzschtalbridge
length:574 m
Stockport also claims this title with its railway viaduct. They claim that it is Western Europe's biggest brick structure.




http://www.stockport.gov.uk/content/...viaduct?a=5441

Although from what I can make out it's 544m long and 33.9m high.

Maybe it's because it is built entirely from brick, where your example from Germany can be seen to have stone as a major part of its base?
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Stockport also claims this title with its railway viaduct. They claim that it is Western Europe's biggest brick structure.

Although from what I can make out it's 544m long and 33.9m high.

Maybe it's because it is built entirely from brick, where your example from Germany can be seen to have stone as a major part of its base?
Besides the point where Göltzschtalbridge has 26million bricks to Stockports 11million, I would guess Göltzschtalbridge is larger, it simply looks bigger.

As for Stockports claim as the biggest bridge in Western Europe, this is probably true. It is also an example of how statistics can be honestly "misleading". The general concensus for many people today is that there are still only two "Europes", Eastern Europe and Western Europe. However, that was based on the division during the cold war. Since then, Europe has generally moved back to the previous definition that divided between Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central. In this definition, Germany is considered Central Europe, so technically, Stockports Viaduct is still the largest in "Western Europe", but that is a much smaller region now and doesn't include Germany.
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Magere brug, Amsterdam


Enneüs Heermabrug, Amsterdam


Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam
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