Bridges are fascinating feats of engineering of which there are several different types; arch, beam, cantilever, cable-stayed, suspension, tied-arch and truss bridges. Built of steel or concrete, many are interesting to drive across creating beautiful visuals.
Traveling throughout the country provides an opportunity to traverse countless bridges, and I’ve photographed several through the windshield.
The Krotz Springs Bridge, officially named the Frank and Sal Diesi Bridge, is a pair of cantilever bridges that cross the Atchafalaya River in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana on Highway 190.
Louis Blanchette Memorial Bridge in Maryland Heights, MO.
The Lewis and Clark Bridge crosses the Ohio River northeast of downtown Louisville, Kentucky and is part of a ring road around the Louisville metropolitan area, connecting two previously disjointed segments of Interstate 265.
There are many interesting bridges in and around New York City and nearby parts of New Jersey including the Newark Bay Bridge, officially the Vincent R. Casciano Memorial Bridge, is a steel through arch bridge that is continuous across three spans. It crosses Newark Bay and connects Newark and Bayonne in New Jersey.
The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (formerly the Triborough Bridge), the authority’s flagship facility, opened in 1936. It is actually three bridges, a viaduct, and 14 miles of approach roads connecting Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx.
The Williamsburg Bridge is a suspension bridge in New York City across the East River connecting the Lower East Side of Manhattan at Delancey Street with the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn at Broadway near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. When it opened in 1903, the Williamsburg Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world, carrying rail, trolley, carriages and pedestrians.