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bugo:
This beast is the scariest bridge that I've ever crossed:



More pictures are at:

http://bridgehunter.com/mo/miller/grand/

oscar:
Try this rickety-looking bridge (one of the Wainiha River crossings on HI 560 in northern Kauai):





I've heard that this bridge was later temporarily replaced, or reinforced, pending construction of a permanent replacement.  Overweight loads weakened it to the point that even a small firetruck could collapse it (and there's no alternate route to the northwest corner of Kauai). 



Ian:
The Tappan Zee Bridge  :spin:

golden eagle:
The Huey Long Bridge in New Orleans, because it feels like it sways. It's currently under reconstruction so I hope it will be better.

No really scary, but the U.S. 80 bridge between Vicksburg and the Louisiana border is very narrow.

Duke87:
The Tappan Zee Bridge is only scary knowing that about a third of the weight of the main span is supported by buoyancy, so if one of the caissons were ever to spring a leak...

The Goethals Bridge is the really scary one. :-/ Way too narrow for an interstate highway (well, it is I-278...). Good news is a replacement is on the horizon.


I suppose it's also worth giving a nod to the Philly-area Delaware River crossings from before the movable median barriers were installed.

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