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Monday, 27 October 2003

Pix Of The Day: King of Steel Arch Bridges
CREDITS: © Susie Post Rust/NationalGeographic.com MAP: Fayetteville, WV
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New River Gorge Bridge © Susie Post Rust & NationalGeographic.comWe featured the New River Gorge Bridge, West Virginia, at the end of January 2003. When recently we came across another dramatic image of the 'King of Steel Arch Bridges', we thought the opportunity to run another feature was too good to miss: it is the longest single span steel arch bridge in the world; the arch is 1,700 feet wide, and the total deck length of the bridge is 3,030 feet. It is also the second highest bridge in the United States at 876 feet.

For further information and links to web resources, please load the ODAAT entry for 30 Jan 2003. The following day's entry, for 31 Jan 2003, dealt with the highest bridge in the USA, the Royal Gorge Bridge, whose 1,053 feet claim is only weakened because it is restricted to pedestrian traffic. The world's record highest bridge was uncertain when we ran that feature. Tomorrow we resolve the uncertainty.

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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)