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Post pictures about bridges in Europe.No matter if old or new,any kind of construction type.

I start with Istanbul

Bosporus Bridge

The Bosphorus Bridge is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait. The bridge is located between Ortaköy (European side) and Beylerbeyi (Asian side). It is a gravity anchored suspension bridge with steel pylons and inclined hangers. The aerodynamic deck is hanging on zigzag steel cables. It is 1,510 m long with a deck width of 39 m. The distance between the towers (main span) is 1,074 m (World rank: 15th) and their height over road level is 105 m. The clearance of the bridge from sea level is 64 m. It was the 4th longest suspension bridge span in the world when completed in 1973, and the longest outside the United States of America.







The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge

also known as the Second Bosphorus Bridge.The bridge is named after the 15th century Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, who conquered Istanbul in 1453 and ended the Byzantine Empire. It is 1,510 m long with a deck width of 39 m. The distance between the towers (main span) is 1,090 m (World rank: 14th) and their height over road level is 105 m. The clearance of the bridge from sea level is 64 m. It was the 6th longest suspension bridge span in the world when completed in 1988





Galata Bridge

Galata Bridge is a bridge that spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul. From the end of the 19th century in particular, the bridge has featured in Turkish literature, theater, poetry and novels.

 

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From http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=355744 :

The pics don’t show up for me, so I think its time to make a new summary of the bridges in Hungary.
Let’s start with the bridges on the Danube, going downstream.

Vámosszabad bridge

(from www.panoramio.com)
The bridge is located near Vámosszabadi and it was built between 1939 and 42. 3 years later, the retreating german forces blew the bridge up, and was rebuilt only in 1973.
The bridge is 361m long, the longest span is 133m. It connects Hungary and Slovakia.


Bridges in Komárom

There are 2 bridges in Komárom. The first is a railway bridge. It was built in 1910, and was blown up in 1945. The reconstructed bridge was inaugurated in 1955. Its 500 metres long, and connects Hungary and Slovakia.

The other bridge is a road bridge, in the centre of the bisected city, Komárom in Hungary, Komárno in Slovakia. The bridge is called Erzsébet (Elizabeth) bridge. It was built in 1891-92. This bridge was also blown up in the war, but was quickly rebuilt because it didn’t got severe damages.



The next bridge is the Mária Valéria bridge in Esztergom. The bridge was named after the daughter of Franz Joseph the 1st. It was inaugurated in 1895. It was 496 metres long., with a longest span of 118 metres, record at that time. The bridge was damaged 2 times in History. Once in 1919, which was repaired by 1927, and then in 1944 by the retreating german forces. The bridge was rebuilt only in 2001. It connect Hungary(Esztergom) and Slovakia(Sturovo).



The next bridge is in Budapest. There are 12 bridges on the main branch of the river in the city, of which 2 are railway bridges, 2 are motorway bridges and 8 are normal bridges.
The newest is the northernmost, Megyeri bridge, currently under construction. It will be 2kms long, with a longest span of 300m, part of the M0 ringroad around the city. The bridge is named after the 2 areas it connects – Békásmegyer and Káposztásmegyer. It will be completed by this year’s autumn.


Then comes the northern railway connector. The official name is Újpest railway bridge, named after the district its located in (Újpest is on the left bank of the Danube). It was built in 1896, to be blown up by the german forces in 1944. In 1945, Russian forces used it as a pontoon bridge. It was reconstructed in 1955. It could have been finished earlier, but floods and still armed bridge-buster bombs delayed the works, which can be found even these days. The bridge is being reconstructed these days, as the previous structure was only temporary(for 50 years).


Árpád bridge is currently the northernmost road bridge in the city. Construction of the bridge started in 1939. As the bridge wasn’t finished by the siege of Budapest, germans didn’t blow it up, and it was inaugurated in 1950. It is one of the bridges with the most traffic, 150000 vehicles daily, on 2x3 lanes + tramline. The bridge is 981 m long.


Margit bridge is a unique bridge in the city, as it has a break in the middle. It was built in 1876. The longest span is 87,88m. The bridge was blown up in the war, though not by the germans. A tram was crossing it in heavy traffic (as locals were fleeing Pest), and a faulty insulation caused electricity to get into the detonator system the germans were setting up, and the whole bridge blew up under heavy traffic.



The bridge is to be closed this year for reconstruction works, which aim to restore the former glory of the bridge while making it safer by reshaping the curve in the middle.


The next bridge is the Széchenyi Lánchíd. The bridge was the first in the city, it took 10 years to build. Official inauguration was on the 13rd of November, 1849, but it was in use a year before when imperial troops crossed over on it in the 1848 revolution. The bridge is named after the person who was the patron of it. It is 380 m long. It was to be blow up twice in history, but it happened only once, in 1945 by the troops of the Wehrmacht, only to be reconstructed in 1949.



Just after the Lánchíd comes Erzsébet bridge. The original bridge was more spectacular than the current one, but it was so damaged in the WWII that it was easier to build a new one.
The old bridge

and the new one

It was the last to be reconstructed after the war, between 1961 and 64. The bridge had tram traffic on it until the inauguration of the M2 metro line.
The original bridge (and the new one too) had a span of 290 m, and a total length of 378,6 m. The old bridge was inaugurated in 1903. Interesting fact is that the new bridge although 10 m wide, weights half as much as the old. There are 2x3 lanes on the bridge currently.


Szabadság bridge is the next on the river. The bridge was inaugurated in 1896, as a part of the millennial celebrations. The bridge is an engineering masterpiece, as more then 80% of materials in it were built in 1896. The bridge is 333,6m long with a main span of 170,75 m. It was the first bridge to be reconstructed, in 1946. The middle part was detonated, so it was easy to replace it.

The bridge is currently being reconstructed. It will get floodlight and the former glory back. The bridge has 2x1 lanes and has tram traffic.


Further south is the Petőfi bridge. It is a fairly new bridge with its inauguration in 1939. It was also blown up, and was reconstructed between 1950-52. The structure is 378 m long with a longest span of 154 m. There are 2x2 lanes on it with tram tracks. The bridge is named after one of the greatest Hungarian poets, Sándor Petőfi, who got MIA in the 1848-49 revolution.



Lágymányos bridge comes next. It is the newest bridge in the city. It was inaugurated in 1995 after 3 years of work. It is named after the part of the district where it ends at Buda. The bridge has 2x2 lanes and reserved space for tram tracks, which are to be filled this year. It is 494,8 m long, the longest spans are 4x 94,72 m long.
The bridge has special lighting method. The source of the light is not on thy pylons, but on the bridge deck. There are mirrors on the pylons which reflect the light back onto the deck.



Right next to the Lágymányos bridge is the Southern railway connector. This was the first railway bridge on the Danube in the country, built in 1877. A new one was built in 1913, but that was blown up in 1945.It was reconstructed in 1953. The bridge is 477m long.



The last in the city (which by definition is outside of the boundaries of Budapest) is the Háros Danube bridge. The bridge was inaugurated in 1990. It is part of the M0 ringroad around Budapest. It has 2x2 lanes. Because the southern sector of it is being widened to 2x3, the bridge will need an extension too.



The next bridge on the Danube is far south at Dunaújváros, called Pentele bridge. It is named after an old settlement which is now Dunaújváros. The bridge is part of the M8 motorway. It was inaugurated in 2007 and has 2x2+emergency lanes. The total length of the bridge is 1682 m, with 1367 m floodplain bridge. The longest span is 308 m.

(pic of Qtya)


Then comes the Beszédes József bridge at Dunaföldvár. The bridge is a road bridge, but served rail traffic too for a long time. It was built between 1928-30, and was blown up in 1944. Rail traffic was suspended on it in 2001 when the tracks were picked up during the reconstruction works.

It is named after Beszédes József, who was responsible for river regulations in the 19th century. He died here, and was buried here too.


More south is the Szent László bridge at Szekszárd. It was inaugurated in 2003 and part of the M9 motorway. It is 919,6 m long with 2x1 lanes.

Szent László was a hungarian king between 1077 and 1095. He is the patron saint of Szekszárd.


The last bridge on the Danube in Hungary is at Baja. It is called Türr István bridge. It was built between 1906-08. This is the only railway bridge outside Budapest. It was blown up in 1944 and was reconstructed by 1950. Türr István was a general born in Baja.

The bridge got 2 side decks in 1998, when the road traffic was separated from the rail traffic.
 

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Mostar

Stari Most (English translation: "The Old Bridge") is a 16th century Turkish bridge in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city. The bridge was destroyed by Croatian Defence Council units during the War in Bosnia-Herzegovina, on November 9, 1993 at 10.15 am. A project was set in motion to rebuild it, and the new bridge opened on July 23, 2004.





 

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Here's "Vanšu tilts" in Riga, Latvia. It was built in 1981 and it's length is 595 metres.






The oldest bridge in Latvia - "Kuldīgas tilts", situated in pretty little town Kuldīga. With 164 metres it is the longest bricked bridge in Europe. It was built in 1874 .






A nice wooden bridge in western part of Latvia, in Ventspils region.




 

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My video of the Millau Viaduct

 

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My video of the Millau Viaduct

^^ I saw a documentary about Millau's bridge yesterday. What a beauty!

The most important in Greece is Rio-Antirio Bridge
he 2,880 meters (9,449 ft) long bridge dramatically improves access to and from the Peloponnese, which could previously be reached only by ferry or via the isthmus of Corinth at its extreme east end. Its width is 28 m — it has two vehicle lanes per direction, an emergency lane and a pedestrian walkway.
Its five-span four-pylon cable-stayed portion of length 2,252 meters (7,388 ft) is the world's second longest cable-stayed deck; only the deck of the Millau Viaduct is longer at 2,460 meters (8,071 ft). However, as the latter is also supported by bearings at the pylons apart from cable stays, the Rio-Antirio bridge deck might be considered the longest cable-stayed "suspended" deck.












 

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Another one is the
Lake polyfytos bridge
The Lake Polyfytos Bridge (Greek: Γέφυρα της λίμνης του Πολυφύτου Gefyra tis limnis tou Polyfytou) or the Servia / Neraida High Bridge (Υψηλή Γέφυρα Σερβίων / Νεράιδας Ypsili Gefyra Servion / Neraidas) is one of the longest bridges in Greece with the length of 1,372 m. [1] It was first constructed in 1972 along with the lake and completed in 1975 when the Polyfytos artificial lake which dammed up the Aliakmon for flood control and water supply for the prefecture.


 

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RawLee,how many bridges are located only in Budapest central area,Budapest was one of my vacation destinations,and I think city has a nickname because of so many exisitng bridges,but ,I might have heard wrong info,PLZ let me know,thank you
 

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RawLee,how many bridges are located only in Budapest central area,Budapest was one of my vacation destinations,and I think city has a nickname because of so many exisitng bridges,but ,I might have heard wrong info,PLZ let me know,thank you
Whats central area? Inside Hungária avenue(~7 km diameter) there are 7. Inside Great bouleward(~4km diameter) there are 5,and inside Small bouleward (~1,5 km diameter) there are 3.
 

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Bridges from ZARAGOZA (Spain) shouldn't be forgotten...... ;)

THE MANTEROLA FOOTBRIDGE








THE STONE BRIDGE








THE MILLENIUM BRIDGE








THE BRIDGE PAVILION






 

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Warsaw

Świętokrzyski bridge



Siekierkowski


by Soboleus


Poniatowski's bridge




Gdański bridge





next bridges soon maybe
 

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Week ago there was opened a new bridge in Riga - "The Southern Bridge". It's 803 m long, 6-laned, has two bicycle and two pedestrian roads. The bridge itself is just a first of three stages, which include building several 3-level overpases and new motoways.


 
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