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Bridges #8: Visually Pleasing

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Hidden : 01/14/2019
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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. If you haven't already done so, please read through "THE SERIES EXPLAINED" section below and then work on this fun, informative, and easy puzzle.

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THE PUZZLE

This is the eighth in a series of caches about bridges. This set of bridges are ones that are visually appealing (in my opinion...and maybe even yours!).

The final coordinates for this puzzle are determined by finding the following answers.
Coordinates are: N43 AB.CDE W77 FG.HIJ.

A: Peace Bridge
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
This bridge has been nicknamed the "Finger Trap Bridge" because of its close appearance to that device (which reminds me of one of my favorite Far Side cartoons (see below)). The bridge is a helical steel structure with a glass roof.
A is the number of spans for the bridge.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_Bridge_(Calgary)


B: Jade Belt Bridge
Beijing, China
The Jade Belt Bridge is made from marble and other white stones. It is decorated with carvings of cranes and other animals. Its arch's clearance was chosen so that the emperor's dragon boat could pass under it.
B is the third digit in the year the bridge construction began.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade_Belt_Bridge

C: Sunniberg Bridge
Klosters, Switzerland
The Sunniberg Bridge was designed to not dominate the landscape and fit into the rural area unobtrusively. Even so it is one of the largest bridges in the Swiss Alps.
C is the second (or third) digit in the year the bridge opened.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunniberg_Bridge

D: Laguna Garzón Bridge
Garzón, Uruguay
The unique circular design is intended to slow down traffic and to also accommodate pedestrian traffic. The bridge's central opening and perimeter allow for visitors to sit, fish, and take in the view of the coastal landscapes.
D is second digit in the year the bridge construction started.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laguna_Garzon_Bridge


E: Forth Bridge
Scotland
The Forth Bridge is used for rail traffic. Construction begain in 1882 and opened in 1890. It is the second longest single catilever span in the world. For an interested segment on the principle of the cantilever (using people to demonstrate it), read the Engineering Principles section in the wikipedia link.
E is the first digit in the number of tonnes of rivets from the Clyde Rivet Company.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_Bridge

F: Rakotzbrücke
Kromlau, Germany
The Rakotzbrücke (Devil's Bridge) was built to create a circle when reflected in the water. The Devil's Bridge name is based on the believe that it's so miraculous that it must have been built by Satan. Also as part of the bridge are the thin rock spires on either side, created to look like natural basalt columns which occur in various areas of Germany.
F is the first digit in the length of the bridge, in meters.
https://www.swedishnomad.com/rakotzbrucke-devils-bridge/
BONUS VIDEO: Some flyover shots of the bridge.
https://vimeo.com/221816392


G: Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge
Brasília, Brazil
The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge's unique design it its asymmetrical steel arches that crisscross diagonally. It was opened to vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic in 2002.
G is the first digit in the height of the bridge, in meters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juscelino_Kubitschek_bridge

H: Pont Alexander III
Paris, France
Pont Alexander III is regarded as the most ornate bridge in Paris. Four gilt-bronze statues of Fames restraining Pegasus watch over the bridge and are supported on 56 foot high masonry socles that provide stabilizing counterweights for the arch. The design was constrained by the need to keep the bridge from obscuring the view of Champs-Élysées and the Invalides. (I don't know the person in the third picture, but I thought it gave a good sense of the size of that statue.)
H is the second digit in the total length of the bridge in meters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pont_Alexandre_III
BONUS VIDEO: Short video of various views of the bridge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3iXlySuCoU


I: Seri Wawasan Bridge
Putrajaya, Malaysia
The Seri Wawasan Bridge is an asymmetrical design that has an appearance of a sailing ship. It is fitted with lights for nighttime views.
I is the first digit in the number of degrees the pylon is forward-inclined.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seri_Wawasan_Bridge
BONUS VIDEO: Some nighttime flyover views of the bridge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dajlSpHo0ec


J: Golden Bridge
Da Nang, Vietnam
Opened in the fall of 2018, the Golden Bridge stretches 500 feet long and is 4,600 feet above sea level. Flowers line the walkway. The giant stone hands have been made to look as if they've been there "forever".
J is how many billions of dollars the entire project cost, of which the bridge is just a part of it.
https://thespaces.com/giant-hands-lift-up-vietnams-golden-bridge/
BONUS VIDEO: Views and some more info about the Golden Bridge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbCUeMh2_wk

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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!

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