Wednesday, June 1, 2011

[kl-bogel] The most extreme bridges of peace

Their designs from a completely unreliable - rope railings, beams of half-rotten boards from time to time, an unstable foundation. But to the surprise of these bridges are kept for many years. Such structures are usually used where there is difficult and not profitable to build a traditional bridges. Before you the most extreme bridges in the world.
See also: The most unusual bridges in the world

(10 photos + video)


1. Immortal Bridge (China).
Mount Tai in Shandon Province of China has cultural and religious significance for thousands of years. This is one of the five sacred mountains of China and its link with the dawn, the birth and rebirth. If you climb a mountain, you see it - Immortal Bridge. The bridge consists of three huge stones, and several smaller ones. Below is a valley to the south - seemingly bottomless chasm. Nobody knows for sure at what point are these huge rocks in their present location, but it is likely that they remain here with the last glacial period.


2. Old Bridge Konitsa (Greece).
This ancient bridge in Greece, which for several centuries. He was thrown across the river to EPA, which is filled with water only in winter. If you look closely, just below the top of the bridge, you can see a small bell. Villagers say that when the wind is strong enough to make the bell sound, move the bridge is too dangerous.


3. Rope Bridge Carrick-Red Rope (Ireland).
Rope Bridge Carrick-Red Rope Ballintoy - a suspension bridge near Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge connects the mainland with the tiny island of Carrick. The bridge is owned and funded by the National Fund, a length of twenty meters and is located at a height of thirty meters above the rocks. To date, the bridge is mainly a tourist attraction, about 247,000 visitors have visited here in 2009. When windy day, go over this bridge - it is absolutely incredible feeling. This is scary (if you're afraid of heights), but absolutely fascinating.


4. Bridge over the Royal Gorge (Colo.).
Bridge over the Royal Gorge is a tourist attraction and is located near Canon City, Colorado, in the theme park of 360 acres (150 hectares). The bridge is located at an altitude of 955 feet (291 meters) above the river Arkansas, and was considered the highest bridge in the world from 1929 to 2003, when the palm he took away the bridge over the river Beipanjiang, built in 2003 in China. This suspension bridge length 1,260 feet (384 meters) and width of 18 feet (5,5 m), its wooden pedestrian part consists of 1292 boards. The bridge is attached to the towers, which are 150 feet (46 meters) in height.


4. Bridge over the Royal Gorge (Colo.).
Bridge over the Royal Gorge is a tourist attraction and is located near Canon City, Colorado, in the theme park of 360 acres (150 hectares). The bridge is located at an altitude of 955 feet (291 meters) above the river Arkansas, and was considered the highest bridge in the world from 1929 to 2003, when the palm he took away the bridge over the river Beipanjiang, built in 2003 in China. This suspension bridge length 1,260 feet (384 meters) and width of 18 feet (5,5 m), its wooden pedestrian part consists of 1292 boards. The bridge is attached to the towers, which are 150 feet (46 meters) in height.


6. Suspension Bridge Pulau Langkawi (Malaysia)
This bridge was thrown across the gorge on Pulau Langkawi, which is the largest island in the archipelago of Langkawi, Malaysia. The bridge is located at an altitude of 687 meters above sea level, with great views of the Andaman Sea and Thailand's Tarutao Island. View from the Bridge is really fascinating. The bridge is one of the most impressive bridges in the world, providing an extra dose of adrenaline. This unique cable-stayed bridge supported by only one pillar. Colon, 95 yards, holds 8 cables. The length of the curved bridge is 125 meters. Here are two sites, with a view of the gorge and the sea.


7. Puente de Oyuela (Mexico)
Oyuela - a small mountain village, which is located to the north-west of the city of Durango, northern Mexico. The settlement is now known as a ghost town as a result of that mineral reserves at the mine is completely exhausted. The only survivor, and functional structure in these parts is a suspension bridge. The bridge is known as the Puente de Oyuela. The original bridge was built by the famous brothers, Roebling, who also designed the Brooklyn Bridge. At the time of construction, Puente de Oyuela was the third longest suspension bridge in the world. It was restored recently by Peñoles.


8. Hussaini Suspension Bridge (Pakistan)
Known as the most dangerous bridge in the world, a suspension bridge Hussaini is just one of many fragile rope bridge in northern Pakistan. For most people, the only way to travel through mountain passes in Rawalpindi was on foot. In 1978 he completed the construction of the Karakorum highway, but travel to the region continued to be as difficult as it was 100 years ago. The main system of roads are in these parts, suspended rope bridges. Among them, Hussaini suspension bridge crossing the lake in the Upper Hunza Borith. This rope bridge is very long and is in terrible condition. Many planks are missing, and the wind swinging bridge. Nearby, in addition, are the ruins of the old, no longer used by the bridge, which is also not conducive to calming the nerves.
Nevertheless, the bridge continues to attract tourists and fans to tickle your nerves extreme.


9. Bridge over the river Vitim (Siberia)
This wide river Vitim in Siberia, Russia. Derekvyany bridge thrown across it, is not in very good condition. He was wide enough for only one car, but its length is 570 meters (1870 feet), because the way through it will take three minutes, provided that you are an experienced driver. The bridge is located at a height of 15 meters above the river Vitim. In winter it turns into solid ice rink, but local residents continue to use it because it's the only way to get across a river. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJqDyrZfJpI


10. Natural Bridge Bryce Canyon Bridge (Utah)
Natural Bridge, the most famous in Bryce Canyon, is located 1.7 miles from Fairview Point. Geologists are protesting against the fact that this place is called a bridge, because in fact it's just a rock.

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