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Bixby Bridge in Big Sur, California

Completed in 1932, Bixby Bridge is one of the tallest single-span concrete bridges in the world. Find facts below.

Bixby Bridge, or Bixby Creek Bridge, is named after early settler Charles Henry Bixby. The picturesque concrete arch bridge is often filmed and photographed.


Type: Single span concrete arch
Height: 260 feet
Length: 714 feet
Width: 24 feet

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Millau Viaduct in Southern France

3256When completed, the Millau Viaduct, taller than the Eiffel Tower, had the highest bridge pylons in the world and the highest road deck in Europe.

Opened: 2004
Type: cable stayed bridge
Total Length: 1.5 miles (2460 meters; 2.46 kilometers) of the A75
Piers and Stays: 7 piers each with 11 pairs of stays (154 total stays)
Spans Lengths: the six spans between the seven piers are each 1122 feet (342 meters); the two end spans are each 669 feet (204 meters)
Width: 105 feet (32 meters)
Maximum Height: 1125 feet (343 meters)

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Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal

654With its viaducts, Vasco da Gama Bridge is the longest bridge in Europe. Find facts below.

The Vasco da Gama Bridge spans the Tagus River near Lisbon, capital of Portugal. The bridge was designed by Armando Rito and opened in 1998.

Type: Cable-stayed
Length: 10.7 miles (17.2 km), including viaducts and access roads

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