Monday, September 15, 2008

World's Top Ten Bridges courtesy of Travel Channel

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No. 1 - Golden Gate Bridge

Where: San Francisco, Calif.
First opened in 1937, the unmistakable and majestic bridge is so large that you could park 40 jumbo jets end to end along its length.
No. 2 - Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
Where: Kobe, Japan
Stretching across the Akashi Strait in the Land of the Rising Sun, the Akashi Kaiyko is a bridge of mind-blowing proportions.
No. 3 - Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Where: St. Petersburg, Fla.
Completed in 1897, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is as long as Mount Everest is high, stretching for four miles.
No. 4 - Tower Bridge
Where: London, England
Considered the crown jewel of London tourist attractions, this amazing structure is a must-see if you're in the English capital.
No. 5 - Firth of Forth Bridge
Where: Queensferry, Scotland
Built in the 1890s, this bridge was the first to be constructed primarily of steel - about 54,000 tons - and is held together with over 7 million rivets.
No. 6 - Brooklyn Bridge
Where: New York, N.Y.
For more than a century, the Brooklyn Bridge has been connecting the people of Manhattan with millions of bustling Brooklynites.
No. 7 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Where: Virginia Beach, Va.
This unique bridge-tunnel hybrid is so extensive, so massive, that it's one of the planet's few structures that can be seen from space.
No. 8 - Sydney Harbor Bridge
Where: Sydney, Australia
Nicknamed the "coat hanger," this large gray structure took over five years to complete during the Great Depression.
No. 9 - Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
Where: Boston, Mass.
Head into Beantown and you won't likely miss this $100 million project called the Zakim Bridge.
No. 10 - London Bridge
Where: Lake Havasu, Ariz.
This is the bridge that made the song "London Bridge is Falling Down" popular.

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