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Brooklyn Bridge panorama at sunset by UltimaGaina

Brooklyn Bridge panorama at sunset

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Brooklyn Bridge Sunset by UltimaGaina

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Blessed Bridge by pauloqfernandes

52 sec. long exposure during the “blue hour” of the “Ponte 25 de Abril” and “Cristo Rei” statue in Lisbon.
The 25 de Abril Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril) is a suspension bridge connecting the city of Lisbon, capital of Portugal, to the municipality of Almada on the left (south) bank of the Tejo river. It was inaugurated on August 6, 1966, and a train platform was added in 1999. Because it is a suspension bridge and has similar coloring, it is often compared to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, US. It was built by the American Bridge Company which constructed the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, but not the Golden Gate. With a total length of 2,277 m, it is the 27th largest suspension bridge in the world. The upper deck carries six car lanes, while the lower deck carries two train tracks electrified at 25 kV AC. Until 1974, the bridge was named Salazar Bridge. The name “25 de Abril” commemorates the Carnation Revolution.

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Conwy Castle by Lamplight by AdrianEvans

Evening photograph of Conwy Castle, Conwy Castle dominates the mouth of the River Conwy and the medieval walled town of Conwy in North Wales, UK
The castle was built on the orders of King Edward I of England and construction began in 1283 under the direction of Edward chief architect James of St. George.
Today the castle is one of the best preserved castles in the whole of North Wales.

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Rupit’s Hanging Bridge (Catalonia) by marcgc

This is perhaps one of the most iconic views of Rupit. This hanging bridge was constructed in 1945 to connect the two parts of the village divided by Rupit’s Creek. But nowadays, it has become a tourist attraction for visitors to this picturesque medieval town.

In 1945, the city council did not have many resources, so the bridge was partially financed by Pere Rovira, a local blacksmith that was also the designer. His brother Francesc Rovira (also a blacksmith), the local builder Santi Vila, and the local innkeeper Quim Marsal were also involved in the construction of the bridge.

Walking across this suspension bridge is always an experience. If you want to try it for yourself, it is not far from Barcelona and it is a great option for a day trip.

The town is truly beautiful, with old stone houses from the 16th and 17th centuries, and magnificent views. The zone if full of picturesque routes, making it a perfect spot for those who enjoys activities like trekking, cycling, horse riding, etc.

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