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Looking at the permanent snowfields and the tapering towers, I'll guess Hardanger Bridge in Norway. So new it doesn't even show up in Google Maps yet.
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Nope, it is not, but you are warm!
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It is in Norway... Here is a zoomed out view, at an angle. Note how Google Earth draws the bridge...Attached File  Clipboard01.jpg   83.69KB   42 downloads
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Southern coastal Norway...
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N 59.05311 E 9.67561

I appreciate the additional clues, Hugo. The bridge is at Brivik, Norway.

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It is the Grenland bridge, close to Porsgrunn (Southern Norway) - opened in 1996. It is on the E18 route between Kristiansand and Oslo. When you drive there you are deep in a tunnel, and then you exit the tunnel and are blinded by the light and the view, 50 meters over the fjord. You drive over the 600 m bridge, and then enter another tunnel...

The bridge is Norway's highest cable-stayed bridge, with a tower height of 168 meters.

Steve - you are up... !

Some pics: http://broer.no/bro/index.php?ID=9
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That's an amazing engineering feat, Hugo. I'm glad that when it exits the tunnel the road doesn't immediately dip down to the water surface like it does in your Google Earth perspective view.

I don't know if this famous site has already been used, but if it has, it will be an easy win for the first person who recognizes it.


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Though I've never been there, I see it nearly every day--nearly always at much smaller scale.

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Im thinking the IOS map app icon. But I cant find your location. :angry:

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Im thinking the IOS map app icon. But I cant find your location. :angry:


There's something about this site, Axel, that makes it easy to find.




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It's the center of Google Earth: the default location when the application opens. It happens to be the apartment in Lawrence, Kansas, where Brian McClendon (no relation, alas) grew up.

At least that's the story told in Ken Jennings' book Maphead. My Google Earth currently seems to default to Chanute, Kansas.
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Good work, Dennis! This was the first time I've done one of these without having to write down the geographic coordinates of the point so I'd know how to return to it for more images.

I wonder if the people who live there today know they occupy sacred ground?

You've already tipped us off that you might try Chanute, Kansas, Dennis, so I'd suggest taking us somewhere else.




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Oh cool. For me it centers on a spot in mid-Northern Sweden. (Close to Sveg)
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I'm sorry, Hugo. I just assumed that the default starting point was the same for everybody.

It looks like the settings can now be adjusted so users can start out in their corner of the planet:

http://googleearthus...g-location.html



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Here's a rather curious bridge:

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