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Posts Tagged ‘Great American Infrastructure’

Great American Infrastructure: Astoria, OR: Astoria–Megler Bridge

Thursday, July 4th, 2013
Astoria-Megler Bridge Photo by Gregg M. Erickson.

What: The Astoria–Megler Bridge, located in Oregon, is the longest steel cantilever through truss bridge in the nation. When: Initial construction began in 1962 & the Astoria–Megler Bridge officially opened on July 29th, 1966 (although the official dedication ceremony took place a month later). Stats: – Total Length:  21,474 feet (6,545 m) – Width: 28 feet (8.5 m)– Longest Span: […]

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Great American Infrastructure: Tehachapi Pass, CA: Alta Wind Energy Center

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

This is the twenty-sixth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States. What: The Alta Wind Energy Center is is a wind farm located in Tehachapi Pass of the Tehachapi Mountains, in Kern County, California.  It is the largest wind farm in the United States.When: After some delays, construction began on the […]

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Great American Infrastructure: Twin Falls, ID: Perrine Bridge

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

This is the twenty-fifth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States. What: The I. B. Perrine Bridge at Twin Falls, ID is a truss arch four-lane bridge carrying U.S. Highway 93 over the Snake River Canyon. When: The bridge was opened to traffic in September 1927, and at the time, […]

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Great American Infrastructure: Ocean Parkway Bike Path, Brooklyn, NY

Monday, August 27th, 2012

This is the twenty-second in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States. What: The Ocean Parkway Bike Path is the first bike path ever in the United States. When: The Ocean Parkway Bike Path was completed in 1894 with an official opening celebration in 1896. Length: 5.9 miles (one way) Estimated travel […]

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Great American Infrastructure: North Adams, MA: The Hoosac Tunnel

Friday, June 15th, 2012

This is the twentieth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States. What: The Hoosac Tunnel was the longest tunnel in North America when it was built and remains the longest active transportation tunnel east of the Rocky Mountains. When: On February 9, 1875 the first train passed through the tunnel. […]

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Great American Infrastructure: The Golden Gate Bridge

Friday, June 1st, 2012

This is the nineteenth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States. What: The Golden Gate Bridge just turned 75 (Happy Birthday!) and is one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. When: Construction began on January 5, 1933 and was completed on April 19, 1937.  The bridge officially opened on […]

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Great American Infrastructure: Baltimore, MD: Carrollton Viaduct

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

This is the eighteenth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States.

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Great American Infrastructure: Seattle, WA: Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge-Evergreen Point Bridge

Monday, April 30th, 2012
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This is the seventeenth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States.

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Great American Infrastructure: Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis Skyway System

Monday, April 16th, 2012

This is the sixteenth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States.

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Great American Infrastructure: Chicago, IL: Willis (Sears) Tower

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

This is the fifteenth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States.

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