Sunday, February 16, 2020

Transport infrastructure

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Củ Chi tunnels

A 121 km long system of tunnels and underground rooms created for defensive purposes in the late 1960s – 1970s. Location, GPS coordinates: 11.0624 N 106.5282...

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,...

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,...

Double decker root bridge near Cherrapunji

Root bridges are not built but grown of the roots of Ficus elastica trees. Such a living bridge over time gets additional supports from...

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...