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Beautiful Bridges On Postcards.

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https://needleberlin.com/2013/09/07...ected-lions/

The Lions Bridge in Berlin. Built 1838. Designed by Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse. Three different images on unused postcards.





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This is the Bethlehem PA Trolley Bridge.
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Three good looking bridges so far. Hoping to see many more.
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Here's the largest concrete bridge in America in 1907, the Santa Ana Railroad Bridge outside Riverside, Calif.



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This post caught my eye for some personal reasons.

I was born in Corona CA, about 15 miles from the bridge located in Riverside CA, and attended Riverside College (zero on the map) for a couple of years in the early 1950s. In all that time and despite the close proximity (3 miles from Riverside College) I was never aware of the bridge, and in fact seeing the postcard was the first time I had any idea of it. I am actually surprised it is still there. Now I wish I had been a bit more observant, but I was know-nothing kid.

Thanks for posting the card GregAlex


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Ujibashi bridge in Kyoto sometime in the sixties. It is supposed to be one of Japans' oldest bridges. It was rehabbed in '96 and from modern photos it looks like they did away with the cherry trees.
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"Eighth Wonder of the World". Doubt that but it is an attractive bridge.




Wikipedia says: Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct (also known as the Nicholson Bridge and the Tunkhannock Viaduct) is a concrete deck arch bridge on the Nicholson Cutoff rail segment of the Norfolk Southern Railway Sunbury Line that spans Tunkhannock Creek in Nicholson, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Measuring 2,375 feet (724 m) long and towering 240 feet (73.15 m) when measured from the creek bed (300 feet (91.44 m) from bedrock), it was the largest concrete structure in the world when completed in 1915[3] and still merited "the title of largest concrete bridge in America, if not the world" 50 years later.[4]
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Not sure I would categorize this as a "beautiful" bridge, but it is definitely interesting.



Excerpted from Wikipedia: The Huey P. Long Bridge,[4] located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, is a cantilevered steel through-truss bridge that carries a two-track railroad line over the Mississippi River at mile 106.1 with three lanes of US 90 on each side of the central tracks.

Opened in December 1935, the bridge was named for the late Governor Huey P. Long, who had been assassinated on September 8 of that year. The bridge was the first Mississippi River span built in Louisiana and the 29th along the length of the river. It is several kilometers upriver from the city of New Orleans. The East Bank entrance is at Elmwood, Louisiana, and the West Bank at Bridge City. It was designed by Polish-American engineer Ralph Modjeski. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huey_...rson_Parish)

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The Harvard Bridge, "is a steel haunched girder bridge carrying Massachusetts Avenue (Route 2A) over the Charles River and connecting Back Bay, Boston with Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is the longest bridge over the Charles River at 2,164.8 feet (387.72 sm; 659.82 m)" From Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Bridge.[




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Here is a bit of interesting information about the Clarks Ferry Bridge, originally the "longest wooden covered bridge in the world".
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2020/...e-world.html




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The Oakland Bay Bridge, connecting San Francisco to Oakland, CA. In 1989 the Loma Prieta earthquake collapsed a segment of the elevated upper roadbed onto the lower roadbed. https://www.baybridgeinfo.org/1989


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South Street Bridge on Route 66 in Springfield IL



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Extracted from https://books.google.com/books?id=y...ge&q&f=false

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The McKinley Bridge, St. Louis

From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKinley_Bridge


The McKinley Bridge is a steel truss bridge across the Mississippi River. It connects northern portions of the city of St. Louis, Missouri with Venice, Illinois. It opened in 1910 and was taken out of service on October 30, 2001. The bridge was reopened for pedestrian and bicyclists on November 17, 2007 with a grand re-opening celebration.


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Brig o' Turk bridge in Trossachs, Scottland https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brig_o%27_Turk



Information about Marshall Wane, the photographer can be found here. http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/PP_V/pp..._studios.htm and http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnote...s/pgrhrs.htm
He died in 1903 so the photo on the postcard was likely taken before that.
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"Gorge Bridge, Victoria, B. C."
Published by The Coast Publishing Co., Vancouver, B. C.
Made in U.S.A.

View looking west from beneath the Tillicum Road bridge over the Gorge Waterway and rapids. Bridge joins Municipality of Saanich and Victoria with Esquimalt on Vancouver Island, BC.




The bridge illustrated above was the fifth bridge structure to span this crossing. It opened officially on July 6, 1899 and featured white woodwork supported by two substantial steel arches lined with electric lights.

Used to the point of deterioration, the bridge's safety began to become a concern beginning in 1915. It was finally demolished in 1933 and replaced with a new, lighter-framed steel structure. (The current, seventh Gorge Bridge of reinforced concrete dates to 1967.)

With thanks to https://www.flickr.com/photos/45379.../10132855744


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