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Stunning bridges in the United States

Last updated on: June 12, 2012 15:12 IST

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There are more than 600,000 bridges in the United States. Take a look at some of the most stunning bridges...

1. Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge

The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge over the Charles River was named to honour Zakim's civil rights and race relations work in Boston.

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Image: Zakim Bridge.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.

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Highway bridge

Kayakers and paddle boarders watch as the Space Shuttle replica "Explorer" moves under a highway bridge into Clear Lake toward the dock at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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Photographs: Richard Carson/Reuters.

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Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is an arch bridge in the United States that spans the Colorado River between the states of Arizona and Nevada.

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Image: Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.

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New River Gorge Bridge

The New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia is a steel arch bridge opened in 1977.

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Image: New River Gorge Bridge.


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Golden Gate Bridge

The sun sets near the Golden Gate Bridge before a fireworks show during the 75th anniversary celebration of the iconic span in San Francisco, California.

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Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters.

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Sundial Bridge

The Sundial Bridge (also known as the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay) is a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge for bicycles and pedestrians that spans the Sacramento River in Redding, California, United States.

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Image: Sundial Bridge.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.

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Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is seen before the lights are turned off, in participation with Earth Hour in New York.

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Image: Brooklyn Bridge.
Photographs: Allison Joyce/Reuters.

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Sachs Covered Bridge

The Sachs Covered Bridge was built around 1854 at a cost of $1,544.

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Image: Sachs Covered Bridge.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.

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Bixby Bridge

Bixby Bridge, is a reinforced concrete arch bridge in Big Sur, California.

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Image: Bixby Bridge.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.

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Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

The structure, a link between downtown Dallas and its western flank, an area known as West Dallas that has become a depressed, lower-income part of the city, is part of the Trinity River Project.

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Image: A general view of the 446-foot-high (136-meter-high) Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas.
Photographs: Mike Stone/Reuters.

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Bridge on Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway.

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Image: Bridge on Multnomah Falls.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.

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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Space Shuttle Enterprise rides atop a NASA modified 747 plane flies over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York.

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Image: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Photographs: Adam Hunger/Reuters.

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Runners cross the Verrazano bridge as they compete in the 2011 New York City Marathon in New York.

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Image: Verrazano bridge.
Photographs: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters.

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Clark Fork River bridge

A truck is driven across a one-lane bridge across the Clark Fork River in Noxon, Montana. 
 
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Image: Clark Fork River bridge.
Photographs: Matt Mills McKnight/Reuters.

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Susquehanna River bridge

A railway bridge over the Susquehanna River is seen in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Photographs: Daniel Shanken/Reuters.

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The esplanade offers views of Washington DC landmarks.

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Image: A man strolls the esplanade along the Potomac River at the recently opened Long Bridge Park in Arlington, Virginia.
Photographs: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters.

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The complex consisting of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are among the world's busiest.


Image: A container ship is seen near the Vincent Thomas bridge at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California.
Photographs: David McNew/Reuters.

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