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San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Construction Time-Lapse Video

Sep 4th, 2013 at 2:30PM: EarthCam put together this video documenting the construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge via time-lapse – and it's amazing! The video captures over 42,000 hours of the construction work that took place over this four mile span in San Francisco. EarthCam's videos were on site gathering footage of the project since 2008. Enjoy. [Thanks, Laughing Squid]...

Photo Of The Day: Anichkov Bridge, St. Petersburg

Photo Of The Day: Anichkov Bridge, St. Petersburg Jul 2nd, 2013 at 6:00PM: jrodmanjr, Flickr The Anichkov Bridge in Saint Petersburg, Russia is an architectural highlight of the city, and draws visitors to drink in the surrounding views and marvel at its ornate ironwork. However, it's the pair horse tamer statues placed on either end that really leaves an impression. The sculptures are so detailed and lifelike that they appear to be bronze casts. Flickr user jrodmanjr...

Photo Of The Day: Williamsburg Bridge

Photo Of The Day: Williamsburg Bridge Nov 27th, 2012 at 6:30PM: We often forget that Manhattan is an island. That is, until we remember the number of bridges crisscrossing the skyline to connect the New York City borough with the rest of America. Most people are familiar with the Brooklyn Bridge and the George Washington Bridge. But my personal favorite is the Williamsburg Bridge, which connects Manhattan's Lower East Side to Williamsburg in...

Photo Of The Day: Umbrella In Paris

Photo Of The Day: Umbrella In Paris Nov 18th, 2012 at 7:30PM: Paris is a visually arresting city no matter where you look, whether it's the city's ornate architecture, fashionable residents or jaw-dropping art museums. Take this photo by Flickr user Cosmic Smudge, who captured this intriguing Paris scene after a rainstorm, as evidence. I love the mysterious umbrella holder, whose face remains unseen, complemented by splashes of bright red and flashes...

Photo Of The Day: Locks Of Love

Photo Of The Day: Locks Of Love Jun 21st, 2012 at 6:00PM: Today's Photo of the Day was taken on Paris' Pont des Arts bridge, where it is tradition to write your name and your lover's on a padlock and attach it to the railing to symbolize your unbreakable bond. It's a tradition popular all over the world, from Florence to Taiwan (check out Gadling's gallery from Cologne, Germany. Over the years, many cities have tried to remove the locks or limit new...

The Golden Gate Bridge Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary With Lots Of Sparkle

The Golden Gate Bridge Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary With Lots Of Sparkle May 28th, 2012 at 6:30PM: Few American landmarks are as recognized, photographed and beloved as the Golden Gate Bridge, which celebrated its 75th anniversary this weekend with a full slate of free performances, festivals and fireworks displays around San Francisco and the Bay Area. The weekend's festivities were the highlight of a full year of celebrations, which included exhibits, lectures, performances, concerts...

Photo Of The Day: Arches Of The Golden Gate Bridge

Photo Of The Day: Arches Of The Golden Gate Bridge Apr 3rd, 2012 at 7:00PM: San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most photographed landmarks in the world, but it might take a few minutes before you recognize her in today's Photo of the Day from Flickr user Jason Rodman. Is that a chic lounge? A minimalist sauna? A macro shot of Lego blocks? The image's contrast and perspective play tricks on your eyes until you finally recognize the iconic red arches....

Cold-hearted thieves steal "lovers' padlocks" off Cologne's Hohenzollern Bridge

Cold-hearted thieves steal Feb 28th, 2012 at 4:00PM: Police in Germany have arrested two thieves who were in the process of cutting "lovers' padlocks" off Cologne's Hohenzollern Bridge, a popular tourist attraction that spans the Rhine River. The padlocks, which were left by amorous couples who attach the locks to the bridge and then toss the key into the river below to symbolize eternal love, were presumably being stolen for their scrap value....

Golden Gate Bridge celebrates 75 years throughout 2012

Golden Gate Bridge celebrates 75 years throughout 2012 Dec 24th, 2011 at 1:00PM: Anyone with plans to visit San Francisco in the next year should take advantage of a program of "75 Tributes" that the Bay Area is planning to honor the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. Bay Area museums, cultural centers, universities, arts organizations, and more are coming together to create a roster of exhibits, lectures, performances, concerts and film screenings that honor...

Photo of the Day - U Bein Bridge

Photo of the Day - U Bein Bridge Sep 18th, 2011 at 7:00PM: Near the city of Amarapura, in the mysterious Asian nation of Myanmar, lies the famous U Bein teak bridge. Every day at dawn, and again at sunset, groups of monks and nearby villagers traverse its aging surface, their bodies silhouetted against the sharply angular rays of the sun. Flickr user t3mujin was lucky enough to be there one recent sunset to witness the spectacle. A lone monk...

Ukranian teens capture illegal bridge climbing on video

Sep 13th, 2011 at 1:30PM: I've seen some crazy urban climbing videos in my time, but this one takes the cake. It was captured on a helmet cam and follows four teenagers as they scramble up the Moskovskyi (Moscow) Bridge in Kiev, while traffic rushes by below. After a brief conversation in Russian at the beginning of the video, the teens simply begin scaling the steel cables that hold the bridge in place, without the use of...

Brooklyn Bridge celebrates 128th anniversary

Brooklyn Bridge celebrates 128th anniversary May 24th, 2011 at 12:15PM: If you are in New York today, consider paying homage to one of the city's most venerable landmarks: the Brooklyn Bridge, which turns 128 today. The iconic bridge opened in 1883 after 13 years of construction. As is common with mid-week birthdays, the main celebrations happened over the weekend, including a special offer to get a $28 tattoo of the Brooklyn Bridge from a local tattoo parlor....

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 8: Scooters & Coconuts

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 8: Scooters & Coconuts Feb 17th, 2011 at 5:00PM: Gadling TV's Travel Talk, episode 38 – Click above to watch video after the jump In the first half of Travel Talk's grand Thai expedition, we've tamed elephants, explored Bangkok's temples, eaten scorpions, taken in a Muay Thai match, and witnessed a train running directly through a bustling market. Now, we're taking you to explore a lesser known province of Thailand for a closer...

Photo of the day - Intha leg rowers boat race in Burma

Photo of the day - Intha leg rowers boat race in Burma Feb 12th, 2011 at 4:30PM: What do you see in the photo above? Men walking awkwardly on stilts or a bridge gone horribly wrong? They're actually competing in a boat race in Myanmar using the traditional Intha leg-rowing technique. The Intha people developed this unusual style of rowing in order to navigate around the many reeds and plants in the lake that they may not see rowing from a seated position. In this race, each...

Europe expands high-speed train system with new bridge

Europe expands high-speed train system with new bridge Dec 12th, 2010 at 9:00AM: A new bridge across the Ill river in Strasbourg is a major step forward for the European Union's plans for a high-speed railway reaching from Paris to Bratislava, the BBC reports. An earlier bridge had only one track and could only carry trains going a maximum of 100 kph (62mph). The new bridge has two tracks and can deal with trains going 160kph (99mph). The Paris-Bratislava line is one of a...

Photo of the day (10.28.10)

Photo of the day (10.28.10) Oct 28th, 2010 at 5:00PM: Six months ago today, I arrived in Turkey, jetlagged and excited to begin my current adventure as an expat. Since then, I've gotten to know the many hills, museums, and cafes in this city nearly as well as New York. In honor of this anniversary, I chose this photo by Flick user Luke Robinson that says "Istanbul" to me with nary a kebap, bazaar, or minaret in sight. It's on the Galata Bridge...

Travel+Leisure names the world's scariest bridges

Travel+Leisure names the world's scariest bridges Oct 15th, 2010 at 12:30PM: Anyone reading this article that suffers from Gephyrophobia may want to find something else to read. And yes - Gephyrophobia is a real phobia, defined as an abnormal and persistent fear of crossing bridges. Travel+Leisure compiled a list of the scariest bridges in the world - adding locations from some unexpected locations. Eight of the bridge structures are in North America - and...

Weekending: Prague

Weekending: Prague Sep 3rd, 2010 at 3:00PM: While I'm living in Istanbul, I try to take advantage of all the amazing destinations a few hours' flight away and travel there as often as possible. I like to focus on destinations that are harder to access from the US for just a few days (such as Turkey's beach town Bodrum) and places best explored while I'm still relatively young and unencumbered (to wit: Beirut). Traveling as an expat takes...

Photo of the Day (1.17.2010)

Photo of the Day (1.17.2010) Jan 17th, 2010 at 6:00PM: I love looking at bridges. Whether it's a historic structure like the Brooklyn Bridge or a modern one like the bridge photographed here by AlexSven, they're a wonderful blend of the functional and the beautiful all in one package. I like how the lines from the bridge's cables shoot off in all directions, like some kind of futuristic spider web. Want your pics considered for Gadling's Photo of...

San Francisco's Bay Bridge closed indefinitely

San Francisco's Bay Bridge closed indefinitely Oct 28th, 2009 at 2:30PM: The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will be closed indefinitely while crews repair an upper-deck cable that snapped during rush-hour on Tuesday evening. According to the AP, the broken cable and a chunk of bridge metal fell onto the westbound lanes, damaging at least one vehicle. The cable that snapped was put in last month to repair a crack that was discovered over Labor Day weekend. While the...

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