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41 suspension bridges were found for search criteria: BBR . All 41 bridges from the search results appear below. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. If you don't see what you were looking for, try an image search with the same criteria: BBR. This will find the bridge if it is pictured on the site, but is not a catenary suspension bridge.
1801 (chain bridge)
Iron Bridge, Pennsylvania, USA (Jacob's Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:3
Structurae ID:0000873
O'Donnell ID:0
References:AAJ, ASB, BBR, BOB, BPL, CAB, DSE20000116, HBE, LAB, PTS2
Principals:Judge James Finley
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:70f
Deck width:12.5f
Notes
  • In an email dated January 16, 2000, Don Sayenga provided information about the location of this bridge. Generally attributed to Uniontown (the seat of Fayette County, PA), Mr. Sayenga offers some clues about the bridge's true location. "[James Finley] stated that he built it near the home of his friend Meason which implies a connection for the iron as Meason was making iron. Meason's home has survived by the way, a beautiful place. Finley stated it was a combination contract with the cost split between two counties, and he stated it was built over Jacob's Creek which is the county boundary. He also makes it clear it was on the road to Greensburg. The only place the old road crossed Jacob's Creek is just south of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. On the geodetic survey maps this spot is marked "Iron Bridge" but there is no town there. The last time I was there I saw a sign that said "Iron Bridge" on an automobile scrap yard. I found absolutely no trace of the bridge, but it was not very big, so there was no need for a huge abutment."
  • First suspension bridge with a rigid level deck.
1807 Chain
Georgetown, District of Columbia and Virginia, USA (Potomac River)
Bridgemeister ID:4
Structurae ID:0008052
Coordinates:N 38.92959 W 77.11627
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, BCW, CAB, DSE20000118, HBE, PTS2
Principals:John Templeman
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1812
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:128.5f
Notes
  • BCW gives completion date of 1810 and says bridge was destroyed by flood two years later.
  • Coordinates given are for the current crossing (VA SR123, still known locally as "Chain Bridge Road") which is on (or very close) to the alignment of Chain Bridge. Chain Bridge was the third bridge at this site. The current structure is the eighth and was completed in 1940.
1809 Schuylkill Falls
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Schuylkill River)
Bridgemeister ID:9
Structurae ID:0008053
References:AAJ, BBR, BPL, CAB, DSE20000118, HBE, PTS2
Principals:John Templeman
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 153f
Deck width:18f
Notes
  • Failed 1811, 1816. HBE notes the 1811 was due to weight of cattle. The 1816 failure was due to weight of ice and snow.
1810 Chain (Essex-Merrimack)
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA (Merrimack River - Deer Island)
Bridgemeister ID:14
Structurae ID:0001418
Coordinates:N 42.833167 W 70.90645
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, CAB, GBD, HBE, POPE, PTS2, RDH
Principals:John Templeman
Use:Vehicular (two-lane light)
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:243f
Deck width:30f (2 roadways of 15f)
Notes
  • John Templeman built several bridges (like this one) using James Finley's design.
  • Repaired in 1827 after 5 of 10 chains snapped under weight of a team of oxen.
  • The complete description from Thomas Pope's 1811 Treatise (POPE):
    "The chain Bridge lately thrown over the Merrimack, three miles above Newburyport, in the state of Massachusetts, is now in constant use. This Bridge consists of a single arc, two hundred and forty-four feet span. The abutments are of stone, forty-seven feet long, and thirty-seven high; the uprights, or framed work, which stand on the abutments, are thirty-five feet high, over which are suspended ten distinct chains, the ends of which on both sides of the river are buried deep in pits and secured by large stones: each chain is five hundred and sixteen feet long; and, where they pass over the uprights, they are treble, and made in short links, which is said to be more secure than saddles made of plates of iron. The four middle joists rest on the chains; all the rest are suspended to the main chains to equalize the floor. This Bridge has two passage-ways of fifteen feet in width each, and the floor is so solid as to admit of horses, carriages, etc. to travel at any speed, with very little perceptible motion of the floors. The railing is stout and strong, which adds much firmness to the floor. There are three chains in each range on each side, and four in the middle range: they are calculated to support nearly five hundred tons. From the surface of the water to the middle of the floor is forty feet; and from the top of the abutments to the top of the uprights is thirty-five feet high, making seventy-two feet. The magnitude and power of the abutments, the width and length of the floors, the elevation of the work, the evident powers of the chains, etc. all conspire to make it a wonderful work. Every expense attending it did not amount to twenty-five thousand dollars. The abutment being of stone, the uprights covered, and the chains painted to prevent rust, leaves nothing but the flooring to decay. This Bridge was constructed by John Templeman, Esq. of the district of Columbia, whose talents for the productions of such work, and the various improvements suggested and used by him, have been highly beneficial, and do him great credit."
  • Gregory W. Buff sent a transcription of an article describing the 1827 failure. The article was in the Saturday, February 24, 1827 issue (Volume IV, Number 31) of the Canadian Spectator (Montreal, Quebec) newspaper:
    "Newburyport, Feb 9. Disastrious [sic] Accident. - On Tuesday morning last, the Essex Merrimack Bridge gave way in the centre, from the parting of the chains that support it. On the Bridge, at the moment, was a loaded team, drawn by six oxen and two horses, driven by two men, Messrs. Garlton [sic] and Jackman, all of whom were precipitated, forty feet, into the river beneath. The teamsters preserved themselves by means of swimming, and the support of fragments of the bridge; the team were all of them except one of the horses, swept beneath the ice a few rods below, and drowned. Five of the ten chains which supported the Bridge, were snapped in different places, and now remain upholding the broken and shattered timber altogether as sad a wreck as we ever witnessed. At the moment of the crash, the light evolved from the friction of the chains resembled the the vivid streaming of a meteor. Various excuses are assigned for the accident, and none, with more probability, than the united effect of the incumbent pressure of the immense body of snow lying upon the bridge, and the frost which had contracted the particles of iron. These produced a tenseness in the chains, which was incapable of resisting the additional pressure of the loaded team, and the whole gave way. The estimated expense of repairing the breach is about 4000 dollars; and the Directors, as we understand, plan to set about it immediately. It will be built up as before. To those who have been losers by this accident the corporation intend to make generous inumeration. The traveling will be uninterrupted, as the solidity of the ice above the bridge forms a safe passage way - and for the conveyance of carriages and heavy baggage the proprietors have promptly provided suitable boats. If any aversion to chain bridges has been produced by this accident, we should be sorry, for ourselves we feel yet unshaken faith in their superior security. The misfortune in this case was no doubt owing to the causes above stated, and not to any defect in the construction of the bridge. Probably hundreds of individuals, including each sex and all ages, have visited the ruins of the bridge. They present a sad and melancholy appearance - crushed and broken timbers suspended by the massy chains, which hang lazily from the pyramidical abutments, while the beholder instinctly shrinks back in terror at the reflection of the situation of the two human beings who were precipitated into the abyss beneath. The preservation of these two men is almost miraculous. Although hurled down 40 feet amid crashing and falling timber, entangled with their cattle, they fell without receiving the least injury, and attained the shore, after being for nearly half an hour, immerse in water chilled to the freezing point. Mr. Jackman is far advanced in years - and suffered somewhat from the exposure to the cold. Mr. Carlton [sic], escaped unhurt. The Chain Bridge has been built for about fifteen years, the span is 220 feet. We believe this was the second or third Chain Bridge built in the United States; and this is probably the first that has met with a similar accident. We understand the proprieters of the Rooks Bridge intend to rebuild theirs as a Chain Bridge."
  • Replaced by 1909 Chain - Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA. The 1909 structure was almost entirely new (except for portions of the piers and abutments).
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg Glass slide, collection of David Denenberg
1820 Union
Horncliffe, Berwick-upon-Tweed vicinity, England and Fishwick, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Tweed)
Bridgemeister ID:373
Structurae ID:0000162
Coordinates:N 55.75256 W 2.10677
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, BC3, BEM, BOB, HBE, MOS, NTB, PTS2, SBR
Principals:Sir Samuel Brown
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:449f
Deck width:18f
Notes
Newspaper article, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1822 (footbridge)
Annonay, France (Cance River)
Bridgemeister ID:375
Structurae ID:0006497
References:AAJ, BBR, GHD, LAB, TTSB
Principals:Marc Seguin, Camille Seguin, Jules Seguin, Paul Seguin, Charles Seguin
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:18m
Notes
  • Test structure, but recognized as first wire bridge in France.
1825 Tain-Tournon
Tournon-sur-Rhône and Tain, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:378
Structurae ID:0000156
References:AAJ, ASB, BBR, BPF, GHD, LAB, MOS, PTS2, TTSB
Principals:Marc Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1965
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 278.88f
Deck width:13.75f
Notes
1826 Conwy (Conway)
Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom (River Conwy)
Bridgemeister ID:380
Structurae ID:0000447
Coordinates:N 53.280476 W 3.823742
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, BC3, BCO, BEM, HBE, MOS, NTB, PTS2
Principals:Thomas Telford
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:327f
Notes
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1826 Menai Strait
Menai Bridge and Bangor vicinity, Wales, United Kingdom (Menai Strait)
Bridgemeister ID:382
Structurae ID:0000091
Coordinates:N 53.221367 W 4.1646
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, BC3, BCO, BDU, BEM, BOU, HBE, MOS, NTB, PTS2
Principals:Thomas Telford
Use:Vehicular (two-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:579f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Irene Crest Photo by Michael Levy Photo by Dave Cooper
1834 Zaehringen
Fribourg, Switzerland (Sarine River)
Bridgemeister ID:395
Structurae ID:0000475
References:AAJ, BBR, BFL, HBE, LAB
Principals:Joseph Chaley
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1920's
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:896f

Notes
Print, collection of David Denenberg Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1842 Fairmount (Callowhill St.)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Schuylkill River)
Bridgemeister ID:24
References:BBR, BOB, BPL, HBE, LAB, PTS2, WHSB
Principals:Charles Ellet
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1875
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:342f
Notes
  • BBR and BOB say 1841.
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1845 Hungerford
London, England, United Kingdom (River Thames)
Bridgemeister ID:400
Structurae ID:0002315
References:BBR, BEM, BTH, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Isambard K. Brunel
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:676f
Side spans:2 x 329f
Notes
  • BEM mentions three different years of completion: 1826, 1862, and 1843, all of which are likely incorrect. The bridge was out of service by 1864 as the chain cables were reused for the Clifton Bridge at Bristol, England.
  • See 1864 Clifton - Bristol, England, United Kingdom.
1849 Wheeling (Wheeling and Belmont)
Wheeling, West Virginia, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:32
Structurae ID:0000478
O'Donnell ID:382
Coordinates:N 40.07167 W 80.72667
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, BC3, BOB, BPL, CEJ, COB, GBD, HBE, LAB, LACE, ONF, PTS2, RWS, WCC, WHSB
Principals:Charles Ellet
Use:Vehicular (two-lane light)
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,010f
Notes
  • Rebuilt, 1854 after it was wrecked by a windstorm. Contrary to popular myth, the rebuilding was undertaken by Ellet and his assistant William K. McComas, not by John A. Roebling.
  • Overhauled, 1860. Again, popular myth often attributes this work to the Roeblings. WHSB attributes this work to William K. McComas. After this overhaul, the bridge still does not have the distinctive diagonal cable stays that give it the appearance of a Roebling bridge.
  • Overhauled, 1872, according to a design by Washington Roebling. John A. Roebling had died in 1869 and was not involved with this work. WHSB notes, "The design essentially Roeblingized the bridge with the diagonal cable stays that are such a prominent feature of the bridge."
  • Was still part of Virginia at time of completion.
  • Became longest suspension bridge by eclipsing 1834 Zaehringen - Fribourg, Switzerland.
  • Eclipsed by new longest suspension bridge 1851 Lewiston-Queenston - Lewiston, New York, USA and Queenston, Ontario, Canada.
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz Photo by Stuart Brorson Photo by Scott Bumgardner Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg Collection of Doug Lehman
1855 Niagara Suspension
Niagara Falls, New York, USA and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (Niagara River)
Bridgemeister ID:51
Structurae ID:0000047
References:AAJ, BAAW, BBR, BFL, BMA, BOB, BPL, HBE, LIR, NSB, ONF, PTS2, SA18810716, SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling
Use:Rail and Vehicular (double-deck, heavy rail, with walkway)
Status:Replaced, 1897
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:821.3f
Notes
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1864 Clifton
Bristol, England, United Kingdom (Avon River)
Bridgemeister ID:413
Structurae ID:0000018
Coordinates:N 51.45496 W 2.62781
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AOB, BBR, BC3, BEM, BMA, BOU, BRB, CTW, HBE, NTB, ONF, PTS2
Principals:Isambard K. Brunel, P.W. Barlow, Hawkshaw
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Eyebar (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:702f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Bill Campbell Photo by Cath Brown
1883 Brooklyn (Great East River)
New York and Brooklyn, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:89
Structurae ID:0000011
O'Donnell ID:834
Coordinates:N 40.706 W 73.99667
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAAW, BBR, BBTS, BC3, BFL, BLD, BMA, BOB, BOU, BPL, COB, CTW, GB, GBD, HBE, LAB, LACE, NG198305, ONF, PTS2, SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling, Washington A. Roebling
Use:Rail and Vehicular (major highway, light rail, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,595.5f
Side spans:2 x 930f
Deck width:85f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Josh Denenberg Photo by Bill Campbell
1903 Williamsburg
New York and Brooklyn, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:111
Structurae ID:0000514
O'Donnell ID:836
Coordinates:N 40.71355 W 73.97226
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAAW, BAR, BBR, BPL, GBD, HBE, PTS2, SJR
Principals:L.L. Buck
Use:Rail and Vehicular (major highway, light rail, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,600f

Notes
Photo by Bill Campbell
1909 Manhattan
New York and Brooklyn, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:123
Structurae ID:0000529
O'Donnell ID:835
Coordinates:N 40.70667 W 73.99167
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAAW, BBR, BC3, BPL, GBD, HBE, LAB, PTS2, SA19050909, SJR
Principals:O.F. Nichols, Leon Moisseiff
Use:Vehicular (double-deck)
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,470f
Side spans:2 x 725f
Notes
Photo by Bill Campbell Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Bill Campbell
1924 Bear Mountain
Anthony's Nose and Bear Mountain, New York, USA (Hudson River)
Bridgemeister ID:141
Structurae ID:0000530
O'Donnell ID:594
Coordinates:N 41.32 W 73.985
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAAW, BBR, CPW, PTS2, SJR
Principals:Howard C. Baird
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,632f
Deck width:48f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Robert Derderian Photo by Michele Sisak Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1926 Benjamin Franklin (Philadelphia-Camden)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:145
Structurae ID:0000531
O'Donnell ID:403 (more: 403)
Coordinates:N 39.95333 W 75.135
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, BFL, BONJ, BPL, DRB, GBD, PTL, PTS2, USS
Principals:Modjeski, Webster, Ball, Moiseff
Use:Vehicular and Rail (major highway, subway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,750f
Side spans:2 x 719.5f
Deck width:125.5f

Notes
Photo by Bill Campbell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg
1926 Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis)
Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Bridgemeister ID:437
Structurae ID:0000939
Coordinates:S 27.59393 W 48.56619
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, ADDS, BBR, PTS2, USS
Principals:David B. Steinman, Holton D. Robinson
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,113.75f
Deck width:37f
Photo by Evandro Boff de Mello
1931 George Washington (GWB)
New York, New York and Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA (Hudson River)
Bridgemeister ID:169
Structurae ID:0000032
O'Donnell ID:589
Coordinates:N 40.85333 W 73.955
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, AOB, ARF, BBR, BC3, BFL, BMA, BONJ, BOU, BPL, BRU, COB, CTW, ENR19270811a, ENR19270811b, ENR19290411c, GBD, LAB, LACE, PTS2, SIX, SJR
Principals:O.H. Ammann, Leon Moisseiff, Dana, Gilbert
Use:Vehicular (double-deck, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:3,500f
Side spans:2 x 650f
Deck width:120f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz Photo by John Hall Photograph, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1937 Golden Gate
San Francisco and Marin County, California, USA (San Francisco Bay)
Bridgemeister ID:188
Structurae ID:0000029
O'Donnell ID:408
Coordinates:N 37.82 W 122.47667
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, AZB, BAAW, BBR, BC3, BFL, BLD, BMA, BOU, BPL, BRU, COB, CTW, GAT, GBD, GGB, LAB, SPG
Principals:Joseph B. Strauss, Leon Moisseiff, Charles A. Ellis, Irving F. Morrow
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:4,200f
Side spans:2 x 1,125.41f
Deck width:80f

Notes
Photo courtesy Ronald and Elizabeth Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Dean DeSantis Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1938 (suspension bridge)
Rodenkirchen, Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:455
Structurae ID:0000186
References:BBR, BFL
Principals:Fritz Leonhardt
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1944
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
1939 Bronx-Whitestone
The Bronx and Queens, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:191
Structurae ID:0000010
O'Donnell ID:839
Coordinates:N 40.80167 W 73.83
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, ARF, BAAW, BBR, BFL, BPL, GBD, SIX
Principals:O. H. Ammann, Allston Dana
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,300f
Side spans:2 x 735f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1939 Deer Isle
Sedgwick, Maine, USA (Eggemoggin Reach)
Bridgemeister ID:193
Structurae ID:0000558
O'Donnell ID:845
Coordinates:N 44.290167 W 68.691383
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, IT1999F
Principals:Robinson and Steinman
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,080f
Side spans:2 x 484f
Photo by David Denenberg Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
1940 Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie)
Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Washington, USA (Puget Sound)
Bridgemeister ID:198
Structurae ID:0000074
Coordinates:N 47.26167 W 122.54
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAR, BBR, BFL, BMA, BPL, COB, CTT, GBD, IT1999F, SPW
Principals:Leon Moisseiff
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:Collapsed, 1940
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,800f
Side spans:2 x 1,100f
Deck width:39f
Notes
Photo, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, courtesy of Kevin Walsh
1950 Tacoma Narrows (Sturdy Gertie, Second Tacoma Narrows)
Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Washington, USA (Puget Sound)
Bridgemeister ID:206
Structurae ID:0000484
O'Donnell ID:176 (more: 176)
Coordinates:N 47.26167 W 122.54
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BBR, BC3, BCO, BFL, COB, CTT, SPW
Principals:Dexter R. Smith
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,800f
Side spans:2 x 1,100f
Deck width:46f 8in
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1957 Mackinac (Mighty Mac)
St. Ignace and Mackinaw City, Michigan, USA (Straits of Mackinac)
Bridgemeister ID:210
Structurae ID:0000141
O'Donnell ID:607
Coordinates:N 45.820533 W 84.727667
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:ADDS, BBR, BC3, BFL, BLD, BMA, COB, GBD, LAB, MACB, MM, WOT
Principals:David B. Steinman
Use:Vehicular (four-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:3,800f
Side spans:2 x 1,800f
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Daniel Kostrubiec Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1962 Tamar
Devon and Cornwall, England, United Kingdom (Tamar River estuary)
Bridgemeister ID:461
Structurae ID:0000931
Coordinates:N 50.40917 W 4.2033
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AOB, BBR, NTB, WOT
Principals:Mott, Hay and Anderson
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:336.4m
Side spans:2
Notes
  • Major strengthening, widening project completed 2001.
  • See www.tamarbridge.org.uk.
  • See Cath Brown's photos of the adjacent Royal Albert "Saltash" Bridge. The Tamar Suspension Bridge is visible in the background.
1964 Forth Road
Queensferry, Scotland, United Kingdom (Firth of Forth)
Bridgemeister ID:463
Structurae ID:0000300
Coordinates:N 56.004020 W 3.404095
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BBR, BC3, BDU, BFL, FRB, NTB, WOT
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,006m
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Bill Campbell Photo by Michael Levy
1964 Verrazano Narrows
Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York, USA (Verrazano Narrows)
Bridgemeister ID:219
Structurae ID:0000085
O'Donnell ID:833 (more: 833)
Coordinates:N 40.60667 W 74.045
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BBR, BC3, BFL, BOU, COB, CTW, GBD, LAB, SIX, VNB
Principals:Othmar H. Ammann, Whitney
Use:Vehicular (double-deck)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:4,260f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1966 25 de Abril (Tagus, Salazar, April 25th)
Lisbon, Portugal (Tagus River)
Bridgemeister ID:464
Structurae ID:0000237
Coordinates:N 38.6968 W 9.179
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BAAW, BAR, BBR, BC3, BDU, BFL, BMA, CTW
Principals:David B. Steinman, Ray M. Boynton, et. al.
Use:Rail and Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:3,323f
Side spans:2 x 1,586f
Notes
  • Major retrofit completed in 1999 to add rail deck and extra vehicle lane.
1966 Severn (First Severn Crossing)
Aust and Beachley, England, United Kingdom (River Severn)
Bridgemeister ID:465
Structurae ID:0000067
Coordinates:N 51.610422 W 2.641658
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AOB, BAAW, BBR, BDU, BFL, COB, NTB, SEV
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:3,240f
Side spans:2 x 1,000f
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Bill Campbell Photo by George Waite
1984 Ohnaruto
Awajishima and Naruto, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:480
Structurae ID:0000433
References:BAAW, BAR, BBR, BDU
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:876m
Side spans:2 x 330m
Deck width:34m
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1987 Kita Bisan-Seto
Kojima and Sakaide, Japan (Seto Inland Sea)
Bridgemeister ID:481
Structurae ID:0001332
References:BAAW, BAR, BBR, BDU
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular and Rail (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:990m
Side spans:2 x 274m
Deck width:35m upper deck, 30m lower deck

Notes
Photo by Bruce Holbrook
1988 Bosporus II (Fatih Sultan Mehmet)
Istanbul, Turkey (Bosporus Straits)
Bridgemeister ID:483
Structurae ID:0002314
Coordinates:N 41.0469 E 29.031067
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BBR, BDU
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:3,580f
1988 Minami Bisan-Seto
Kojima and Sakaide, Japan (Seto Inland Sea)
Bridgemeister ID:485
Structurae ID:0001333
References:BAAW, BAR, BBR, BDU
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular and Rail (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,100m
Side spans:2 x 274m
Deck width:35m upper deck, 30m lower deck

Notes
Photo by Bruce Holbrook
1988 Shimotsui-Seto
Kojima and Sakaide, Japan (Seto Inland Sea)
Bridgemeister ID:486
Structurae ID:0001330
Coordinates:N 34.4346 E 133.807833
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AOB, BAAW, BAR, BBR, BDU
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:940m

Notes
Photo by Bruce Holbrook
1998 Akashi Kaikyo
Maiko, Tarumi-ward, Kobe and Matsuho, Awaji Island, Japan (Akashi Strait)
Bridgemeister ID:501
Structurae ID:0000001
Coordinates:N 34.630617 E 135.0327
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BAR, BBR, BDU, CTW, PS199803, SA199712b
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,991m
Side spans:2 x 960m
Deck width:35.5m

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1998 Great Belt East (Great Belt Fixed Link, Storebaelt, East, Storebælt, East Belt)
Korsør and Nyborg, Denmark (Great Belt - Storebaelt)
Bridgemeister ID:502
Structurae ID:0000031
References:BAR, BBR, BC3, BDU, COB, CTW
Principals:COINFRA
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,624m
Side spans:2 x 535m
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell



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