Friday, February 7, 2020

Transport infrastructure

Ara Metua – ancient Polynesian road

The ancient Polynesian road - Ara Metua - still exists and is in use. But it has changed beyond the recognition, turning from unique...

Arorae navigational stones – Te Atibu-ni-Borau

Unique monuments to the skills of Polynesian seafaring are the Arorae navigational stones. Arorae Atoll Arorae is the southernmost of the Gilbert Islands. Although this island...

Bandra – Worli Sea Link

Large cable-stayed bridge across a bay of Arabian Sea, part of the ambitious Western Freeway system. 5.6 km long, with 128 m tall pylons. Location,...

Possible Maya bridge at Yaxchilan

Structures at the banks of Usumacinta River and in the middle of it hint at existence of the longest bridge of the ancient world....

Madeira Airport runway

One of the most daring airport structures in the world - a runway which is built partly on an artificial platform, elevated on 180...

Vietnam Golden Bridge (Giant Hand Bridge)

Highly unusual pedestrian bridge, resting on two concrete hands, which hold the cosntruction. The 150 m long bridge was built in 2018. Location, GPS coordinates: 15.9951...

Sonjuk Bridge

A historical bridge which was constructed in 1290. A national monument since 1780, closed to traffic. In 1392 on this bridge was killed the...

Dragon Bridge in Da Nang

A landmark bridge, constructed in 2012. Bridge is adorned with giant sculpture of dragon which every evening at 9 PM spews fire. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.0611...

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Iconic 139 meters high arch bridge, built in 1932. Location, GPS coordinates: 33.8517 S 151.2110 E Categories: Transport infrastructure, Bridges and overpasses Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia,...

Chua cau (Japanese Bridge)

Historical covered bridge with a Buddhist temple at one end of the bridge. Bridge was constructed by a local Japanese community in 1593. Location, GPS...