Unique Bridges to Drive Over!
These days your travel plans may be changing. Take a trip in your car to one of these beautiful architectural masterpieces located throughout the United States.
Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, Arizona and Nevada
A miracle of modern engineering, a 1900-foot span overlooks the Hoover Dam on the ArizonaNevada border. It’s the longest single-span arched concrete bridge in the world.
Brooklyn Bridge, New York
When the bridge opened in 1883, it smashed the world record for longest bridge, earning the nickname “The Eighth Wonder of the World”. Today the old bridge with the iconic Gothic support towers – still carries 150,000 cars and pedestrians daily. To enjoy the full beauty, park the car and make the trip across on foot. There are few places that highlight Manhattan’s skyline and harbor.
Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, Washington
Instead of resting on concrete, this bridge ﬂoats on 33 pontoons.The largest pontoon is the length of a football ﬁeld. It opened in 1963 and connected Seattle with the suburbs of Lake Washington. At its lowest point, the roadway sits just 13 feet above the water.
Seven Mile Bridge, Florida
One of America’s most photogenic bridges, it connects the Florida Keys to the mainland. This bridge opened in 1982, has been featured in several movies and is a haven for pedestrians, cyclists and ﬁshermen.
New River Gorge Bridge, West Virginia
Located outside Fayetteville, this 3000 foot span towers over the New River Gorge in the Appalachians. This bridge is supported by a steel arch and measures 1700 feet. The roadway sits more than 80 stories above the river, offering breathtaking views.
Golden Gate Bridge, California
Perhaps no bridge in America is more famous than the Golden Gate, which sits on the San Francisco Bay with its signature orange towers. Since it opened in 1937, more than 2 billion cars have crossed this 8,900 foot span, which is still one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.