I love bridges! I've always been interested in them. Maybe it started back when I was seven years old and heard about the moving of the London Bridge to Arizona, piece by piece...how cool is that! Or my fascination whenever I go over a really high bridge and see the great view from it. Or seeing some new innovation in bridge design or a good-looking bridge, be it in the daylight or at night.
This is the first in a series of caches about bridges. This set of bridges are ones that are great to see once the sun goes down. Please read through "THE SERIES EXPLAINED" section below and then work on this fun, informative, and easy puzzle.
The final coordinates for this puzzle are determined by finding the following answers.
Coordinates are: N43 AB.CDE W77 FG.HIJ.
HELPFUL HINT: When looking at the links, click right mouse button and open up links in either another tab or window. This way you'll still have the main cache page to view.
A: Governador Nobre de Carvalho Bridge (aka Macua-Taipa Bridge)
Portugal: Connects Macau Peninsula to island of Taipa.
"A" is the last digit of the number of feet in the longest span.
B: Helix Bridge (officially The Helix)
Singapore: Pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre to Marina South.
"B" is the second digit in the total length in meters.
C: Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge
Sao Paulo, Brazil: Cable-stayed bridge in south area of the city.
"C" is the last digit in the year that the construction ended.
D: Banpo Bridge (Moonlight Rainbow Bridge)
Seoul, South Korea: Bridge on top of Jamsu Bridge, forming upper half of double-decker bridge.
"D" is the first digit in the TOTAL number of WATER nozzles.
E: Pont Neuf Toulouse over Garonne River
Toulouse, France: Original planning for the bridge started in 1542 by a committee of master masons and carpenters.
"E" is the last digit in the year that the triumphal archway was removed.
F: Da Nang Bridge (aka Dragon Bridge)
Vietnam: Be sure to watch this video of a graphical rendering of the bridge construction and then the dragon in action:
"F" is the last digit in the year that the bridge opened to traffic.
G: Henderson Waves
Singapore: The highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. It's one of eight trails at Southern Ridges.
"G" is the last digit in the number of meters that the bridge is above Henderson Road.
H: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Open the link to view the brochure of this park, which is pretty cool. Scroll down to Canyon Lights section to see its nighttime display.
"H" is the first digit in the telephone number of the park.
I: Allahverdi Khan Bridge (aka Si-o-se-pol (the bridge of thirty-three spans))
Isfahan, Iran: Largest of the eleven historical bridges on the Zayanderud River.
"I" is the third digit in the year that the construction started.
J: Jacques Cartier Bridge
Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Crosses the St. Lawrence River. Lit up for Montreal's 375th birthday and beyond. Watch an example of the light show...
"J" is the first digit of its width in feet.
Be sure to check your answers on Certitude, where you will also get information about the final location.
You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.
THE SERIES EXPLAINED
To share my interest in bridges I've created this series of 12 caches. For each cache you'll look up information for 10 bridges. The bridges are from around the world, and no bridges are repeated throughout the series. So 12 caches with 10 bridges...120 bridges for you to enjoy!
The caches will be released throughout the winter months, allowing you to spend some time sitting nice and cozy in your pajamas & bunny slippers, researching the answers and watching videos or viewing photographs about each bridge. And I even give you links to where you can find the answers! Once you've solved it though you'll need to take off the bunny slippers, bundle up and go find the cache.
I've tried to make the hides as winter accessible as possible for the location. Happy caching!