PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Download our free Transmission Pipeline Coating Systems eResource Book

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Golden Gate, Skyway Voted Top Bridges

Thursday, February 9, 2012

More items for Program/Project Management

Comment | More

The Grand Canyon’s dizzying glass skywalk and the venerable Golden Gate have been named the world’s top bridges in a new survey by Travel + Leisure.

The Grand Canyon Skyway—a transparent, horseshoe-shaped, cantilever bridge 4,000 feet above the canyon floor—was voted the Top New Bridge worldwide in the magazine’s first reader survey of world landmarks.

 The Grand Canyon Skyway

 Complexsimplelic / Creative Commons (left); GrandCanyonNationalPark.com (right)

The Grand Canyon Skyway offers a stunning view from 4,000 feet above the floor of the canyon.

The “New Bridge” category was open to any span that opened after 1996. The Skyway, 120 miles east of Las Vegas, opened in 2007.

Only one other U.S. bridge made the Top 10: Boston’s Zakim came in at No. 7.

The Top 10 New Bridges:

1. Grand Canyon Skywalk (Arizona)
2. Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge (Singapore)
3. Millau Viaduct, Millau (France)
4. Ponte della Costituzione (Venice)
5. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi (Malaysia)
6. Puente de la Mujer (Buenos Aires)
7. Zakim Bridge (Boston, MA)
8. Incheon Bridge (South Korea)
9. Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge (São Paulo, Brazil)

Golden Glow

The beloved Golden Gate, which is celebrating its 75 birthday this year, landed the No. 5 spot among the world’s great landmarks, behind only the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Machu Picchu in Peru, and the Colosseum of Rome.

 Golden Gate Bridge

 Rich Niewiroski Jr. / Creative Commons

More beloved than the Great Wall of China or India’s Taj Mahal, the Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 this year.

The honor elevated the Golden Gate in readers’ hearts above the Pyramids of Giza, India’s Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Acropolis of Athens, and London’s Big Ben, among other landmarks.

The Golden Gate also ranked third overall for Most Visited Landmarks.

 France’s cable-stayed Milau Viaduct

 ila-chateau.com

The world’s highest bridge—France’s cable-stayed Milau Viaduct, which opened in 2004—came in third among Top New Bridges.

The magazine posted the online survey from Sept. 15 to Oct. 31, 2011. Respondents were asked to rate their favorite 60 landmarks in a variety of categories. The results were published in Travel + Leisure’s January issue.

Read the full list of reader choices here.

   

Tagged categories: Awards and honors; Bridges; Construction; Infrastructure

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Custom blast rooms
by SAFE Systems

Don't waste time and money "making do" with a "standard" design. Let us work with you to design and build the
system that best fits
your requirements.
Call 1-800-634-7278


Abrasives Inc.
See the difference immediately Black Magic®

Quality blast abrasive goes farther. Use Black Magic® The Tough Stuff coal slag. Cleaner, consistent, less dust. Order yours today!
Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Pipeline Utility Aerial crossings coated since 1992. Termarust's (HR CSA) was used to overcoat lead paint and preserve cables, pipes and support towers.


Atlantic Design, Inc.
POWER ON WITH ADI!

The most air flow possible… In the smallest package imaginable… For a price you won’t believe! 866.Call.ADI


U.S. Zinc
Historic Reliability. Innovative Performance.

As an industry leader with an established global footprint, we provide the products that prolong the life your paints and coatings. U.S. Zinc – Helping the world work™


LS Industries
LS Blasters: Optimum Steel Cleaning Efficiency

Simplify surface prep with the precise shot control of LS Blasters. Our blast technology delivers optimum coverage and finish. 800-533-8008


Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
Portable Power from Absolute Equipment

•Compressors
•Lighting Systems
•Generators
•Light Compaction
Sales • Rental • Service
Call 1-866-931-6655
Over a century of
providing excellence.


CS Unitec
Surface Prep & Material Removal

CS Unitec’s Floor Planers remove coatings & corrosion from concrete & metal surfaces. Produce keyed profiles for waterproofing applications. info@csunitec.com


Safway Services
One Source. Every Solution.

The Safway Group is your source for multiservices. Painting, coating, insulation and more – all from the most trusted name in the industry.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com