Which city has the most bridges in the world?

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  1. Y

    Y New Member

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    Which city has the most bridges in the world?
     
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    I guess London in England, UK?
     
  3. Y

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    Nope sorry i ll check this later (just keep going)
     
  4. Buckdodgers

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    Pittsburgh!
     
  5. Seattle.guy

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    Florida Keys?
     
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    Buckdodgers is CORRECT !!!

    Pittsburgh PA Allegheny county has over 2800 bridges
    1600 over 20 foot not counting bridges under 8 foot
    pittsburgh and allegheny county has the most bridges in the world

    Allegheny County: 186
    City of Pittsburgh: 74
    State owned: 565
    Others, including other towns and the Port authority: 119

    Thus, there is a total of 944 highway bridges
    in greater Pittsburgh (Allegheny County).
    This does not include railroad bridges.
    No matter how ya' cut it, there are a heck of a lot of bridges in Pittsburgh.

    Amazing !?!?
     
  7. Buckdodgers

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    Cause i been there!!! I watch a lot of WVA football games vs PITT! And most of the time mountaineers win!
     
  8. sequoias

    sequoias Active Member Premium Member

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    Are you sure it's Pittsburgh, PA? There's about 150 bridges in Seattle alone, and there's 74 in Pittsburgh?!
     
  9. Brian

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    Well, in that case, they didn't beat UGA in the bowl earlier this year. :D

    Anyway, Pittsburgh has been known to have more bridges than anywhere else. But, this could be outdated, and Seattle should win the title.

    EDITED: Okay, according to the title, it looks like sequoias is correct on Seattle, alone (city limits) having the most bridges than anywhere. This does not include Kings County.
     
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    sequoias Active Member Premium Member

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    The title says most bridges in the world...which means the whole world. I believe there's some city in the world has more bridges than anywhere. Seattle may have a lot of bridges, but not the most in the world. Maybe the poster forgot to put most bridges in the United States.
     
  11. Buckdodgers

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    Who cares about the UGA loss it wasnt a national championship game.Its beating the Pitt Panthers is what counts theyre UVA arch rivals.
     
  12. Brian

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    Oops, thanks sequioas for bringing this to my attention. My mind must have wandered away.

    Y, I apologise.
    Yeah, Buckdodgers, I won't argue about that.
     
  13. Y

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    Interesting website showing 347 bridges and 65 tunnels of
    Allegheny Couny PA
    (Please Show me how many bridges in King County in Seattle ??)

    Look at:
    http://pghbridges.com/index.htm

    Field Notes: How many bridges in Pittsburgh ?
    http://pghbridges.com/articles/fieldnote_howmany.htm

    According to the bridges expert's quote:
    First we must define what we call a "bridge".
    We will use the National Bridge Inspection Standard (NBIS)
    definition of a structure length of 20 feet or greater.
    Defining what is meant by "Pittsburgh" is more problematic.
    Pittsburgh is composed of a large number of small communities
    that are unified by the city's bridges. What people generally consider "the 'burgh" is a larger area than simply the confines of the city limits. It is appropriate to consider greater Pittsburgh
    as consisting of Allegheny County.
    Next there is the issue of ownership.
    Various authorities have ownership of individual bridges
    in the Pittsburgh area.

    I extend my apologies to Seq and Brian and
    let's exchange our awards around :lol:
     
  14. sequoias

    sequoias Active Member Premium Member

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    I found info about a city with most bridges in the world. I'm not sure if that city holds the most in the world, that's all I can find so far. It's hard to find a top 10 list for that.

    With 1.7 million inhabitants, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and one of the 16 federal states of the Federal Republic of Germany. Hamburg is both a city and a state.

    Economically and culturally, Hamburg is also the centre of all Northern Germany. 3.5 million people live in the metropolitan region of Hamburg - for them, Hamburg is a shopping and cultural metropolis.

    With 755 square kilometres, the city area is seven times bigger than Paris and two and a half times bigger than London. As a result, Hamburg's living and housing standards are particularly high.

    With 30 square metres of living space per person, Hamburg has the biggest average living space of all major cities in the world. As much as 14% of the city area is made up of green spaces and recreational areas.

    Hamburg has 2,302 bridges - more than Venice and Amsterdam combined. With over 90 consulates, Hamburg is second only to New York City in the world.

    As a trade centre, Hamburg has always been outward-looking, and this has shaped the mentality of the inhabitants of Hamburg.

    Come to Hamburg, Hamburg looks forward to your visit.
     
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    2006 study determined that Pittsburgh has 455 bridges, and with its proximity to three major rivers and countless hills and ravines, Pittsburgh as known as "The City of Bridges". Pittsburgh is the world record holder for bridges with piers and stands contained entirely within city limits, beating out Venice, Italy, the previous record holder by 8 bridges. There are many more bridges in Pittsburgh that are not counted toward the world record as they lack piers.

    I'm sure Seattle didn't build 300 bridges in 3 years.
     
  16. Jiro

    Jiro If You Know What I Mean Premium Member

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    wow! bridges are surely expensive to maintain. they should do it old-fashioned way!

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  17. Frisky Feline

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    :giggle: no any futher details about this one?
     
  18. Jiro

    Jiro If You Know What I Mean Premium Member

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    plenty more for you :wave:

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    it is called PONTOON. Those kind of pontoon is commonly found in Africa. It is usually moved by either hands or cattle pulling the rope. The bigger version of pontoon is powered by motor and it is commonly found in Europe.
     
  19. sequoias

    sequoias Active Member Premium Member

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    Since someone mentioned about pontoon, we have 3 floating bridges in WA state. SR 520 and I-90 across Lake Washington in Seattle metro area, Hood Canal bridge in Northeast tip of Olympic Pennisula meeting the Kitsap Pennisula.

    Here's a pic of SR 520 floating bridge that I drive to work on a daily basis. Don't worry, that's just during a very stormy day. This is the world's longest floating bridge, too.

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  20. CJB

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    I would guess Venice.
     

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