By early next year, France is going to have the tallest bridge in the world.Personally, I am always fascinated by beautiful bridges all the over the world. While I was in Paris in 1987, I was awed by at least 20 beautiful bridges that spanned River Seine. You can read more about this bridge here.The photo is taken from the bridge website.Now, this tall bridge is beginning to be a tourist attraction like Eifel Tower.
Below is another beautiful bridge at Putrajaya.
This photo was taken by Nazley.
My first encounter with bridge engineering started at The University of Sheffield in 1973.The University is proud that one of its graduates is the famous engineer Sir Donald Bailey,who invented bailey bridge( a temporary portable steel bridge that can be launched within a few hours and was used by the army during WW11).
Another engineer that really amazed me was Sir Isambard Kindom Brunel. When I visited Bristol some 15 years ago, I took a trip to see this magnificient bridge.
The bridge has its own external and internal parameters that made it 'beautiful'. It is best to discuss this subject matter over 'teh tarik' than in a blog.