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This is not a contest about "Which bridge looks the best", it's about which one offers the most spectacular drive/views.

Well then . . . what be your answer?
 

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My choice . . .

Talmadge Memorial Bridge - Savannah, GA

The views from this bridge of Savannah and the surrounding area are some of the best in Georgia, IMO. The only thing that comes close is the view of Savannah from the top floor of the Westin. Here are some pictures from the bridge (from, not of) . . .


 

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The new Cooper river Bridge is not open yet.
The view will be really great.

one of the best looking bridges in the southeast is the double concete arch on the Natchez Trace south of Nashville.
 

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The Causeway...When in the middle, you see nothing but water...the most beautiful sunset I've ever seen comes from driving on this bridge South towards the Southshore of Lake Pontchartrain in Metropolitan New Orleans. The bridge connects Mandeville and Metairie in Metro New Orleans. http://www.thecauseway.com/
 

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Found another one. :)

The Gandy Bridge offers great views of Tampa, FL and the surrounding area . . .


 

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I like the Venetian Causeway, connecting Miami Beach with Miami proper, along with several of the islands in between. Also, it's not a freeway, which makes for a pleasant bike ride.
 

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I like the San Jacinto bridge in Houston whenre you can see the monument and the Battleship Texas. Also the Houston Ship Channel bridge(I-610 South) where on one side you can see the monument and the smokestacks on one side and beautiful downtown Houston, The Reliant Complex and Uptown while on the other. My last favorite is the highest bridge in the South. The one in Bridge city, TX, I wish I had a picture. You can see the other 12 bridges and the lights of Bridge City Bomount and Port Author as you go over the Netchez.
 

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Hernando Desoto bridge coming from Arkansas to Tennessee. Combining the skyline with the expanse of the river and the attractive design of the bridge offers quite a contrast against the blandness of West Memphis.
 

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The best views of Miami are from its bridges

Julia Tuttle Causeway - you can see much of Miami and Miami Beach
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/32102640.jpg


MacArthur Causeway
http://www.miamism.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/lenny-furman-skyline-frame.jpg

It's especially spectacular when the cruise ships are docked
http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/south-florida-travel/files/2010/12/cruise2010.jpg


Rickenbacker Causeway
http://onedailyshot.com/wp-content/gallery/02-2011/noid-miami-osd.jpg
 

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Miami definitely has the best bridge views. Bar none. It helps that Miami's skylines all over the place set the tone, and the water is beautiful.

Jacksonville has some spectacular bridges and great views, but town is not nearly as built up or as interesting to look at. Triple the skyline and Jacksonville's bridge views would easily compete with Miami's (and the bridges themselves are way cooler and way higher).

Charleston's Cooper River bridges and Ravenell Bridge offer great views, too, but each is a tall bridge and Charleston does not have a skyline, so you really don't see that much aside from the land all around.

Houston's bridges are too far away to compete. Jacksonville's bridges are actually "part of the skyline" being that they are right downtown and lit up with different lighting schemes.

New Orleans bridges across the Mississippi probably offer great views.
 
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