Saturday, February 29, 2020

Transport infrastructure

BP Pedestrian Bridge

A pedestrian footbridge over a busy inner-city highway. The bridge was built in 2004 and designed by Frank Gehry. Bridge has unusual, snake-like planning....

Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center

The seventh largest building in the world by volume, built in 1966 for assembling American manned space vehicles. The building is 160.3 m tall,...

Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine

A beautiful bridge in Venetian Neo-Renaissance style, built in 1925 – 1927. Rebuilt in extended version in 2010. Location, GPS coordinates: 29.89291 N 81.30738 W Categories: Bridges and...

Mud Lake Canal

Large scale prehistoric structure – artificially made canal for canoes to simplify yearly migrations – to avoid rough waters of Mexico Gulf. Canal is...

The old Navajo Bridge

The oldest of two steel arch bridges across Grand Canyon. Both are more than 140 m above the river, 254 and 277 m long,...

Hoover Dam Bridge

Bridge with the widest concrete arch in Americas, length of span - 320 m. Total length of bridge 579 m. Bridge is built across...

Haiku Stairs

Dangerous stairway with (possibly) 3922 steps. Originally built in 1943 for a secret war-time radio station. Currently it is illegal to climb due to...

King’s Highway in Maui

This ancient paved foot trail was built in the 16th century, during the reign of King Pi'ilani to promote the trade on the island. Location,...

Windward Viaducts

Impressive pair of highway viaducts leading along the foot of Ko'olau Range. Viaducts are some 2 km long each, with both ends entering into...

Aloha Tower

This unusual and beautiful lighthouse was built in Art Deco and Neo-Gothic style in 1925. It is 56 m high with additional 12 m...