One of the biggest achievements of the human are the bridges and also the suspension bridges. These suspension bridges have an impressive structure and they serve both to tourist attractions and also to facilitate the cars. Maybe, some bridges are a myth, because a lot of people died trying to construct it.
I present you a top five of the most impressive suspension bridges in America, that you must visit.
5. Mackinac Bridge
The Mackinac Bridge was official opened in 1958 and is the third biggest suspension bridge in the world. The bridge has a length of 26,371 feet, a length that making it one of the most famous bridge in the world. The bridge crossing over Mackinac and it connect the upper peninsula of Michigan with the lower peninsula. The construction of Mackinac Bridge was start in 1954 and was end in 1957.
4. Verrazano Narrows Bridge
The Verrazano Bridge was named after its Italian constructor Giovanni da Verrazzano and wast constructed in 5 years. It is a double-decked suspension bridge that cost almost $320 millions to build. The bridge connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at The Narrows and it is owned by New York City. In 2008, about 190,000 cars use this bridge per day.
3. Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridge from America and was completed in 1883. This bridge has a length of 5,989 feet and a width of 85 feet. The Brooklyn Bridge connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. The costs to build this bridge was $15.5 millions and approximately 27 people died during its construction.
2. Royal Gorge Bridge
The Royal Bridge is one of the most visited bridge in America. The bridge across the Arkansas river and it held the record of the highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2003, when it was surpassed by a Chinese bridge, but it is still the highest bridge from North America. The bridge has a length of 1,260 feet and a width of 18 feet. The bridge was completed in only six months and the costs was only $350,000.
1. Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the famous bridge in America and when was completed, in 1937, was the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Golden Gate Bridge is still the second longest suspension bridge in America, after Verrazano Narrows Bridge. It connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County. The project of this bridge was finished in 1937 and was cost more than $35 millions.
This are the 5 of the famous suspension bridges from America.