Tag Archives: Bridges

Views: Cycling Bridge On Donge River, Netherlands

Cycling across the river Donge on the Willem Letschertbrug. More information in the blog post: https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/?p… and the video report: https://youtu.be/f2eOwJqBhP0

Geertruidenberg is a city and municipality in the province North Brabant in the south of the Netherlands. The city, named after Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, received city rights in 1213 from the count of Holland. The fortified city prospered until the 15th century.

New York Views: Walking The Brooklyn Bridge (4K)

The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City, spanning the East River between Manhattan Island and Brooklyn on Long Island. Opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first fixed crossing of the East River. 

Design: World’s First 3D-Printed Stainless Steel Bridge In Amsterdam

A 12-metre 3D-printed pedestrian bridge designed by Joris Laarman and built by Dutch robotics company MX3D has opened in Amsterdam six years after the project was launched.

The bridge, which was fabricated from stainless steel rods by six-axis robotic arms equipped with welding gear, spans the Oudezijds Achterburgwal in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.

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Paris Walks: Pont Neuf Bridge And Samaritaine

The Pont Neuf is the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine in Paris, France. It stands by the western point of the Île de la Cité, the island in the middle of the river that was, between 250 and 225 BC, the birthplace of Paris, then known as Lutetia and, during the medieval period, the heart of the city. 

La Samaritaine is a large department store in Paris, France, located in the first arrondissement. The nearest métro station is Pont-Neuf, directly in front at the quai du Louvre and the rue de la Monnaie.

Boat Tours: The Grand Canal In Venice, Italy (4K)

In this video tour you can see:

1.- The 4 Bridges Crossing the Canal Grande in Venice: Ponte de Rialto, Ponte dell’Accademia, Ponte degli Scalzi, Ponte della Costituzione. 2.- Most famouse attraction along the Grand Canal: St Mark Square, Doge Palace, Santa Maria della Salute Church, Peggy Guggenheim Colletion (Ca’ Venier dei Leoni), Palazzo Corner della Ca’ Grande, Ponte dell’Accademia and the Academy of Fine Arts, Ca’ Rezzonico, Ca’ Foscari, Rialto Bridge, Fondaco dei Tedeschi, Ca’ da Mosto, Fish Market, Ca’ d’Oro, Ca’ Pesaro, Fondamenta Turchi and the Natural History Museum, Constitution Bridge.

Video timeline: 00:00 St. Mark and Doge Palace from Grand Canal 01:50 First stop S. Marco (Line 1 vaporetto) 02:33 Punta della Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute Church 03:43 Hotel Bauer 5 stars 03:57 Palazzo Treves 04:08 Santa Maria della Salute Church 04:38 Palazzo Contarini Fasan 07:31 The Gritti Palace Hotel 5 stars 09:20 Palazzo Corner della Ca’ Granda 09:40 Casina delle Rose 10:13 Palazzi Barbaro 10:17 Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti 10:24 Accademia bridge 13:15 Palazzo Malipiero 19:28 S. Angelo vaporetto 24:58 Rialto vaporetto stop 26:43 T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS 31:15 Ca’ D’Oro vaporetto stop 34:51 Casino’ Venice 37:47 Church of san geremia 40:27 Ponte degli Scalzi 40:48 Ferrovia vaporetto stop 42:28 Traun station “Santa Lucia” 43:29 Ponte della Costituzione

Views: World’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge In Portugal (Video)

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge it opened near Arouca in northern Portugal. The see-through metal wire bridge is 516-metre-long (1,693-ft) and hangs 175 meters above the fast-flowing River Paiva. Locals hope the attraction, which cost about 2.3 million euros ($2.8 million) and took around two years to build, will help revive the region, especially after the devastating Covid-19 pandemic.

Travel Guides: ‘Nihonbashi In Tokyo, Japan’ (Video)

Nihonbashi has deep roots in finance. In the Edo period this was the commercial centre of the city, with bustling canals, streets and markets. Recently, the neighbourhood has been attracting attention once again as exciting new businesses set up shop. Look behind the modern face to discover centuries of history.

Nihonbashi is a buzzing commercial quarter named for its landmark 17th-century canal bridge. The imposing Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi department store has been serving shoppers since 1904, while Coredo Muromachi mall has modern, stylish restaurants as well as shops for kimonos and lacquerware. The Tokyo Stock Exchange has a small museum and is surrounded by izakaya bars that fill up with off-duty traders at happy hour. 

Venice Palazzo Tour: Castello On Canal (Video)

Five minutes from the Ponte di Rialto and Piazza San Marco, elegant restored apartment on the first floor of a 17th-century historic palazzo in the Castello district, Venice. The property (85 sqm) is made up of an ample living room with cooking corner, a studio/bedroom, double bedroom, and bathroom. The building was recently restored and improved with the restoration of the private bridge, the porta d’acqua and the beautiful entrance hall.

Castello, Venice, covers a large vibrant area, with one section bordering St. Mark’s Square and dotted with luxury hotels. Farther from St. Mark’s, the neighborhood gets more laid-back, with casual bars where locals stop in for a glass of wine. Shops and eateries catering to all budgets line buzzing Via Garibaldi. In alternating years, the Giardini della Biennale park hosts the Biennale exhibition of contemporary art. 

Views: The ‘Golden Gate Bridge’ In San Francisco, California (Video)

The Golden Gate Bridge stands at the entrance to California’s San Francisco Bay as a symbol of American ingenuity and resolve, having been constructed during the era of the Great Depression. Today, this beloved international icon and true engineering marvel carries about 40 million vehicles a year and serves not only as a vital transportation link but also as a major travel destination for millions of visitors from around the world.

Construction began on January 5, 1933. This was followed by the official ground breaking ceremony held on February 26, 1933, at nearby Crissy Field (now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area). The start of construction was met with great delight. A celebration at nearby Crissy Field went on for hours with at least 100,000 people in attendance. The San Francisco newspaper wrote the next day, “Two hundred and fifty carrier pigeons, provided by the San Francisco Racing Pigeon Club to carry the message of groundbreaking to every corner of California, were so frightened by the surging human mass that small boys had to crawl into their compartments in the bridge replica to shoo them out with sticks.”

Construction Timeline

December 22, 1932: Extending from Fort Baker pier, the construction of a 1,700 foot-long access road began to access the construction sites for the Marin anchorage, pier and tower.

January 5, 1933: Construction officially started.

January 1933 to February 1936: Marin and San Francisco anchorages and associated pylons.

January 1933 to May 1935: San Francisco anchorage.

January 1933 to June 1933: Marin pier.

January 1933 to June 1935: Marin anchorage.

February 1933: Work began on the east approach road from San Francisco that extended through the Presidio to the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge.

March 1933: Steel for the San Francisco and Marin towers that was prefabricated in Bethlehem steel foundries in Pottstown and Steelton, PA was brought by flatcar to Philadelphia and transferred to barges and shipped through the Panama Canal to Alameda, CA where it was stored until the Marin pier was completed and ready for tower erection.

March 1933 to March 1934: San Francisco tower access trestle was constructed extending 1100 feet offshore. Just as the trestle was completed, it was significantly damaged for the first time on August 14, 1933, when the McCormick Steamship Line’s Sidney M. Hauptman plowed through the thick fog and crashed into the access trestle, damaging about 400 feet. After repairs were made, on December 13, 1933, as a southwest gale battered the Golden Gate Strait for two days, the access trestle was again battered and this time there was 800 feet of wreckage. Trestle repairs began shortly thereafter and completed March 8, 1934.

November 7, 1933: Marin tower construction started. Depending on the source referenced, it was completed either on June 28, 1934 or sometime in November 1934.

October 24, 1934: San Francisco fender wall completed.

November 27, 1934: San Francisco pier area within the fender wall was un-watered.

January 3, 1935: San Francisco pier reached its final height of 44 feet above the water.

January 1935 to June 28, 1935: San Francisco tower construction.

August 2, 1935 to September 27, 1935: Harbor Tug and Barge Company strung the first wire cables to support the footwalks (aka catwalks) constructed across the Golden Gate Strait in preparation for main cable spinning.

October 1935 to May 1936: Main cable spinning and compression.

April 1936: Start of the Sausalito lateral approach road which was constructed as a W.P.A. project.

July 1936 to December 14, 1936: Suspended structure.

July 21, 1936: Start of San Francisco approach viaduct structures and Fort Point arch construction.

November 18, 1936: Two sections of the Bridge’s main span were joined in the middle. A brief ceremony marked the occasion when groups from San Francisco and Marin met and exchanged remarks at the center of the span. Major Thomas L. McKenna, Catholic Chaplin of Fort Scott, blessed the span while sprinkling holy water.

January 19, 1937 to April 19, 1937: Roadway completed.