The New River Gorge Bridge is a steel arch bridge 3,030 feet long over the New River Gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia. It is currently the longest single-span steel arch bridge in the United States and the third highest bridge in the country.
The Sydney Harbor Bridge is an Australian heritage-listed steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbor that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district and the North Shore. This is a photo originally taken with a slide film and converted to a digital image.
An interesting view of the configuration below concrete and steel bridges ….
Most bridges are made of steel or stones, but here is a bridge in rural North Carolina made of wood
Ulalu is one of two sculptures by abstract artist Mark di Suvero in the North Carolina Art Museum Park. He makes huge works of art using a crane and an arc welder. Steel H-beams and plates are his material of choice.
At North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Ronald Bladen’s, Three Elements are painted and burnished aluminum over welded steel structures, three parts, each element is H. 120 3/8 x W. 48 3/8 x D. 21 1/2 in.
Askew, at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, is part of a series of works that Roxy Paine describes as “dendroids,” treelike forms with elaborate branching structures. His sculptures are inspired by real trees but never truthful depictions of actual species. The stainless steel surfaces of the work change dramatically with the light.
Metalmorphosis, in Charlotte, is a modern art piece by artist David Cerny featuring a huge head in the center of a circular fountain. The polished steel surface acts as a mirror reflecting North Carolina’s blue sky and clouds.
Metalmorphosis, by Czech artist David Černýa, is a mirrored sculpture housed in the Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. The creation consists of nearly 40 steel pieces grouped into 7 segments which independently rotate 360 degrees. When the segments are aligned, the sculpture appears to be a giant, silver head with all of the usual fixtures in their regular places.
Bridges of various kinds are used to cross James River in Richmond, Virginia. Here is a combined, underside perspective of a concrete bridge and a steel one.
Opened in 1932, as the largest steel arch bridge in the world, the Sydney Harbor Bridge is an iconic landmark spanning one of the finest natural harbors. The famous bridge took eight years to build using 53,000 tons of steel and six-million hand-driven rivets. During construction, the two steel halves of the towering arch met in the middle of the span. The bridge carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district and the North Shore. Image circa 1987.