bridges

The 'Rocky' of Bridges Is Still Knocking Out Trucks

North Carolina's worst-designed underpass shows no signs of ending its automotive carnage.

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How the London Bridge Ended Up in Arizona

A town of 52,000 people has called the famous bridge its own since 1971.

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You've Heard of a Party Bus. Now Pittsburgh Has a Party Bridge

Festivities for a rubber duck Friday, and a man jumping off the bridge (safely) with joy last night.

Alan Mislove

Watch the Intricate Patterns of Global Infrastructure Emerge From Geocoded Tweets

It's a pretty impressive snapshot of the transportation networks of large stretches of the globe.

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Why America's Bridges Are in Such Dangerously Bad Shape

There are many answers, but they all boil down to the structure of federal transportation funding.

Robin Stam

Europe's Most Famous Fictional Bridges, Brought to Life

How the seven imaginary spans depicted on euro banknotes came to be built in a Rotterdam suburb.

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One of the Craziest Bridge Demolitions You'll Ever See

The explosive takedown of Wuham's 2.2-mile long viaduct was the longest concrete-bridge demolition in China's history.

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

More Problems for San Francisco's New Bay Bridge Span

One-third of 96 recently tightened steel rods have snapped, and they can't be easily repaired.

This Could Be the World's Most Uncomfortable Pedestrian Crossing

An underpass with a forehead-level concrete ceiling seems designed to knock out Chinese citizens.

John Metcalfe

The Bay Lights Finally Turn On, and the Results Are Fantastic

For the next two years, San Francisco will get to stare at a shimmering, ever-changing galaxy of lights on the Bay Bridge.

Michael Maltzan Architecture

One Day Soon L.A. May Be Known for the Beauty of Its Bridges

A new crop of high-design bridge replacements has L.A. poised to remake its image.

Watch Portland Move an Entire Bridge in One Day

The shifting of the 3,400-ton span is rumored to be the biggest bridge move in history.

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Why Does This Canadian Bridge Keep Trying to Kill People?

The widest bridge in the world, the Vancouver-area Port Mann span, is failing its debut in a spectacular fashion.

St. Louis Loses a Historic Bridge, Gains Awesome Demolition Footage

Part of the nation's first interstate highway project is no more, having been spectacularly dropped into the Missouri River on Tuesday.

Jürgen Henn

Durham's Bridge of Death Will Decapitate Any Tall Truck

For years, a North Carolina man has documented an 11-foot-8-inch-tall bridge's amazingly destructive effect on passing traffic.

Transportation Alternatives

Could You One Day Ride Your Bike All the Way Around New York Harbor?

Advocates are calling for the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to finally be opened up to pedestrians and cyclists.

NYU Local

Preventing Suicide With Architecture

Should designs be altered to dissuade jumpers?

How To Jump From China's Monstrous Aizhai Bridge (and Survive)

The bridge is the longest and tallest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge ever built. It's a natural magnet for anybody who likes doing improbable things.

Watch an Entire Bridge Get Built In a 3-Year Time Lapse

Cue the Philip Glass for this entrancing footage of a Pennsylvania bridge being born.