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No need to name the bridge, just name the city!


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Another image with a little more context. The original bridge (it was rebuilt later) played a role in a 20th century war.

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Looks like some place influenced by the British (but that and 20th century war doesn't narrow it down much! ha ha).


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Time for another picture. The bridge was a target.

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Trams running left-handed rather quickly narrows down the possibilities.

 

The Aioi Bridge is in central Hiroshima.  The distinctive T-shape made its predecessor a useful aiming point for the first atomic bomb.


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Well done Dennis. The Aioi Bridge was indeed the target for the first atomic bomb. The bomb detonated to the southeast of the bridge, directly over the ruined building seen in the image. This building, now known the "a-bomb dome" somehow survived the blast (as did the bridge) and is now part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

 

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I can't remember if I've used this one before, but here's another unusual bridge:

 


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Curiously, you can see right through to the water below.  And the road doesn't lead to the end of the span.


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I'm thinking this is likely some sort of overhead crane system, as opposed to a transportation bridge. There's something sort of like that in Duluth, and there used to be one at the old Philadelphia shipyard, but those don't look quite right.....



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Yes, you're you have the right concept.  There are only six of these in the world.


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You guys must think me quite a Tees.


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I have been searching to globe for blue gantry bridges to no avail...a tease indeed.


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Makes for a leisurely journey on the A178.


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Well, I got it with Tees (river in England), but that means I have to find a new spot to challenge you all with!

(It's the Tees or Middlebrough Transporter Bridge)


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Yes, your turn.  I'm a bridge geek and made a special day trip to Middlesbrough to see this in 2011, the bridge's centenary:

 

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