"Dreams are bridges between heaven and earth."

(Andreas Tenzer)

 

Bridges & Viaducts


Ponte Vasco da Gama, Lisbon

Vasco da Gama bridge, Lisbon, Portugal

The Vasco da Gama bridge is one of the longest bridges in the world. With 12km length it's the longest one in Europe. It was built between 1995 and 1998. It crosses the river Tejo and connects the cities Lisbon and Setúbal. 

 

Link: Wikipedia

 

Photo: 

Title: Ponte Vasco da Gama at sunset

Location: Passeio Heróis do Mar, 1990-373 Lisboa, Portugal

GPS 38.784671, -9.091252

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Date: March 20, 2017, 8:29pm

Exif: 35mm, f/11, ISO 200, 10 sec. +1 

© Christian Twehues

Ponte Dom Luís I, Porto

Dom Luís I bridge, Porto, Portugal

The bridge Ponte Dom Luís I is a steel truss arch bridge in Porto, Portugal. It crosses river Douro and connects the cities Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. The building is 385,25 m long and 60 m high. The bridge was planned by Théophile Seyrig for the belgic company Société de Willebroeck. Seyrig had worked before for Gustave Eiffel's company and had planned the railway bridge Ponte Maria Pia, which was inaugurated 1877, a kilometer up the river. The construction of Ponte Dom Luís I started in 1881. The big arch was mounted in cantilever method. A cantilever is a structure that projects horizontally into space, supported on only one end. Construction work was finished in 1886 and on October 31, 1886 the bridge was inaugurated by king Louis I. of Portugal (Dom Luís I). The building is listed UNESCO world heritage as part of the historical old old town of Porto.

 

Link: Wikipedia

 

Photo: 

Title: Ponte de D. Luís, Porto

Location:  R. da Sra. das Verdades 36, Porto, Portugal

GPS 41.139951, -8.609441

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Date: March 16, 2017, 3:36pm

Exif: 23mm, f/8, ISO 100, 1/400 sec.

© Christian Twehues

Forth Bridge, Edinburgh

Forth Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

Forth Bridge is a 2,5km long and 100m high railway bridge crossing the mouth of river Forth in Scotland. The steel truss construction was the world's longest single cantilever bridge span. The building consists of 54,000 tons of steel, the pillars were made of granite. In a first stage three main pillars, consisting of 4 caissons each, were plunged into the river. In a second stage the steel truss construction was built in cantilever method to the left and right. In a final stage the three parts of the bridge were linked to each other. Two viaducts connect the brdge with the rail trail on shore. It took the 5,000 workers seven years to finish the bridge. Forth Bridge is still used today, more than 200 trains cross the historical building daily. In 2015 the bridge was declared UNESCO world heritage. 

 

Link: Wikipedia

 

Photo: 

Title: Forth Bridge

Location: 4 Newhalls Rd, South Queensferry EH30 9TA, Vereinigtes Königreich

GPS 55.995924, -3.386483

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM

Filter: B+W ND3.0 1000x

Date: September 17, 2016, 12:52pm

Exif: 50mm, f/11, ISO 100, 8 sec. 

© Christian Twehues

Zeelandbrug, Zierikzee

Zeelandbrug, Zieriksee, Zeeland, The Netherlands

The bridge Zeelandbrug crosses the Eastern Scheldt between the islands Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland. It is located in the Dutch province Zeeland, which also gave name to the building. The bridge has a length of 5km. Work started in 1963. Queen Juliana inaugurated the bridge on December 15, 1965. Zeelandbrug was the longest bridge in Europe until 6km long Ölandbrücke was built in 1972 and the 12km long Vasco da Gama bridge was opened in Lissabon, Portugal in 1988. The straight-lined bridge is carried by 50 pillars at a distance of 100m each. On the northern end of the bridge there is a balance bridge of 40m length to provide a pass-through. The stilted legs of the pillars go 35m deep to the ground of the bay. Since 2015 the bridge is declared listed monument.

 

Link: Wikipedia

 

Photo: 

Title: Zeelandbrug

Location: Oost Zeedijk 10, 4486 PN Colijnsplaat, Niederlande

GPS 51.596642, 3.866562

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS

Filter: B+W ND3.0 1000x

Date: February 12, 2018  2:07pm

Exif: 35mm, f/22, ISO 100, 30 sec. 

© Christian Twehues

Fehmarn Sound Bridge

Fehmarn Sound Bridge, Fehmarn, Baltic Sea, Germany

Fehmarn Sound Bridge connects the island Fehmarn with the continent. It is 1.300m long and crosses the Fehmarn Sound in the Baltic Sea in Germany. A 240m long part in the middle provides a 23m high opening for shipping traffic. The opening is carried by a 45m high double net arch. In colloquial language the brdge is called "coat hanger". The building was constructed between 1960 and 1963. Already 3 months before the formal inauguration it was used to provide supplies to the residents of the islands. A strong winter had stopped all ferries to work. In 1999 the country Schleswig-Holstein declared the bridge listed monument. 

 

Link: Wikipedia

 

Photo: 

Title: Fehmarnsundbrücke

Location: Fehmarnsund 6, 23769 Fehmarn

GPS 54.404091, 11.117160

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 

Date: October 9, 2018, 1:32pm

Exif: 35mm, f/8, ISO 100, 1/800 sec. 

© Christian Twehues

Sligachan Bridge, Isle of Skye

Sligachan Bridge, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Sligachan Bridge is a old stone bridge with three arches, that crosses river Sligachan. The pictorial bridge was built in 1820, It is located at the main road between Portree and Broadford on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. In the background you can see the the mystic Black Cuillins, the black mountains of Skye. 

 

Link: Wikipedia

 

Photo: 

Title: Sligachan Bridge

Location: Sligachan, Isle of Skye IV47 8SW, United Kingdom

GPS 57.289839, -6.173286

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Filter: B+W ND3.0 1000x

Date: September 26, 2016, 12:41pm

Exif: 20mm, f/8, ISO 100, 15 sec. 

© Christian Twehues

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Glenfinnan Viadukt, Highlands, Schottland, Viadukt, Harry Potter

The Glenfinnan Viaduct is located at the railway track from Fort Williams to Mallaig in the Scottish Highlands. A steam train is passing the monument two times per day. The train and the viaduct were used as filming location for Harry Potter movies. You can take the "Hogwarts Train" in Fort Williams. It is highly recommended to book well in advance. Photographers best take the "Glennfinnan Monument Parking". From there go back to the main street A830, turn right, and after having crossed the river after 200m again right. A public road leads under the viaduct. After crossing the monument, take the small path up the hill on the left hand side. From top you have the best view on the viaduct.

 

Link: Wikipedia

 

Photo: 

Title: Glenfinnan Viaduct, side view (dark)

Location: Glenfinnan, PH37 4LT

GPS: 56.870706, -5.435363

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Date: Sep 27, 2016, 12:09pm

Exif: 24mm, f/8.0, ISO 100, 1/320 sec. 

© Christian Twehues


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