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Author Topic: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area  (Read 20565 times)

Flint1979

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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #125 on: August 26, 2021, 02:42:04 PM »

Metropolitan Mackinaw City/St. Ignace, Da Mackinac Bridge.
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #126 on: August 26, 2021, 03:04:21 PM »

Metropolitan Mackinaw City/St. Ignace, Da Mackinac Bridge.

I sorta beat you to it.  See reply 15.
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #127 on: August 26, 2021, 03:07:10 PM »

Metropolitan Mackinaw City/St. Ignace, Da Mackinac Bridge.

I sorta beat you to it.  See reply 15.
LOL and I replied to that post too because you mentioned the Zilwaukee Bridge too. I live about 7 miles from the Zilwaukee Bridge.
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #128 on: August 26, 2021, 05:00:54 PM »

Every time I read Zilwaukee, I spend a good 20 seconds thinking "I think they misspelled Milwaukee". I can't be the only one.

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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #129 on: August 26, 2021, 05:33:56 PM »

I drove across it a month ago and in the time between my southbound trip to a nearby beach and my northbound return, someone had managed to wedge their car over the sidewalk railing.

Sounds like they were drunk

Maybe but hate to judge without actually knowning anything.  Maybe the driver had a seizure or something.
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #130 on: August 26, 2021, 06:31:50 PM »

Every time I read Zilwaukee, I spend a good 20 seconds thinking "I think they misspelled Milwaukee". I can't be the only one.
Because that is exactly how Zilwaukee got it's name. They named it Zilwaukee with hopes it would confuse immigrants coming into New York thinking they are going to Milwaukee.
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #131 on: September 01, 2021, 10:30:08 PM »

If it hasnít been mentioned before, itís the Cabrillo Bridge for San Diego, though the Coronado Bridge comes close second.

Grants Pass, OR itís the Caveman Bridge of course.
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #132 on: October 13, 2021, 11:09:01 PM »

in Atlanta, it is the 17th street bridge. 
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #133 on: October 28, 2021, 08:05:22 PM »

Nashville: Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge or the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #134 on: December 18, 2021, 04:10:57 PM »

I'd go with this one because of the piers... They are square and not rounded.
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #135 on: December 18, 2021, 04:15:47 PM »

I'd go with this one because of the piers... They are square and not rounded.
Highway overpasses donít really scream ďiconicĒ at all, unless itís something like I-65 over IN 46 in Columbus, IN, and thatís the only notable bridge in the city.
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #136 on: December 19, 2021, 01:41:05 AM »

NYC: Brooklyn Bridge
Nashville: John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Metro: John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge
Detroit: Ambassador Bridge
Pittsburgh: Three Sisters Bridges
Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin Bridge
Los Angeles: Sixth Street Viaduct
San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #137 on: December 19, 2021, 09:25:03 AM »

Los Angeles: Sixth Street Viaduct
Will the new one still qualify?
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #138 on: December 19, 2021, 09:59:27 AM »


Detroit: Ambassador Bridge


Fortunately soon to be overtaken in this category by the Gordie Howe Bridge.  The only thing iconic about the Ambassador Bridge is the complete civic assholes that were/are Matty Maroun and his Detroit International Bridge Company.
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #139 on: December 19, 2021, 06:06:38 PM »

Nashville: Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge or the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge

The Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge should also be considered, though itís usually overshadowed by the Seigenthaler.

For Columbia, SC, itís the Gervais St Bridge carrying US 1 over the Congaree River.

For Greenville, SC, itís the Liberty Bridge (pedestrian) over the Falls of the Reedy River.

I donít think Charlotte, NC really has an iconic bridge since itís the probably the largest city in the country not on a major river.  So maybe the I-77 south to I-485 outer fourth-level flyover?   :-D
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #140 on: December 25, 2021, 05:41:37 PM »

Hartford: The Bulkeley Bridge, although I would nominate the Bushnell Arch if the Park River were not buried underground.  If you want to get out in the sticks, I'll include the Cornwall Covered Bridge.

New Haven: The Pearl Harbor Memorial ("Q") Bridge.

Great Connecticut choices! The Bulkeley carries I-84 over the Connecticut River. The Q-Bridge in New Haven carries I-95 over the Quinnipiac River. The West Cornwall bridge spans the Housatonic River and connects to US Route 7 on the Sharon (western) side.

Another notable bridge in the region would also be the Memorial Bridge over the Connecticut River between Springfield and West Springfield, MA.

Providence: The Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #141 on: February 03, 2022, 10:25:31 AM »

Los Angeles hasn't gotten a mention yet; although not particularly known for its bridges, the most iconic -- if now replaced -- would have been the 6th street viaduct, which not only bridged the L.A. River, but all the major rail lines coming into town along its banks, plus a big chunk of the warehouse/industrial area east of downtown.  I'm definitely making a trip back down to see its rather uniquely-designed replacement once it opens for traffic.  But in the interim, the only L.A. bridges that would warrant mention in the same breath are the Vincent Thomas suspension span (CA 47) between Terminal Island and San Pedro, and the new Gerald Desmond bridge replacement between that same island and downtown Long Beach (the southernmost reaches of I-710).  And, currently, that's about it! 

Iíd also consider the Colorado Street viaduct over the Arroyo Seco (former US-66, then CA-134) in Pasadena.

And the Hyperion Avenue bridge over I-5 and the LA River.
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Re: Most Iconic Bridge in Each Metro Area
« Reply #142 on: February 05, 2022, 04:37:18 PM »

Palm Springs doesn't really have bridges. Probably one of the viaducts over I-10 like at Date Palm. Technically we're part of the San Bernardino-Riverside metro which probably has an iconic bridge or two, but it's hard to think you're in the same metro when the other cities are an hour away with lots of nothing in between.
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