Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Fort De Soto_93E6914

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge or more casually the Skyway, is a bridge spanning Tampa Bay, Florida, with a cable-stayed main span, and a total length of 21,877 feet.  The Travel Channel rated the Sunshine Skyway number 3 in its special on the “Top 10 Bridges” in the World. The bridge is considered the “flag bridge” of Florida.

The southbound span (opened in 1971) of the original bridge was destroyed at 7:33 a.m. on May 9, 1980, when the freighter MV Summit Venture collided with a pier (support column) during a blinding thunderstorm, sending over 1,200 feet (370 m) of the bridge plummeting into Tampa Bay. The collision caused six cars, a truck, and a Greyhound bus to fall 150 feet (46 m) into the water, killing 35 people.

This view is from the east beach of the Fort De Soto Park on a sunny afternoon.

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge view from East Beach of Fort De Soto Park_93E6654


Bridge over Quechee Gorge, Vermont-93E1719

One can enjoy this great view of the bridge over the gorge after a half mile walk to get to this spot.  The view is splendid from where I shot those pics.  Enjoy this mile and a half hike to the rocky bottom to look back at the former train trestle bridge which holds Rte. 4 today.

Bridge over Quechee Gorge, Vermont-93E1719

I wanted to get the reflection of the bridge in the Ottauquechee River.

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Reflection of the bridge at a distance.

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Panoramic view of the city of Rio de Janeiro MG_8548

From the top of the Corcovado Mountain, on a clear day, one gets gasping with the spectacular view of this beautiful city.  This panorama is a merger of 9 individual shots.

Panoramic view of the city of Rio de Janeiro MG_8548

Closer look of the Bridge to Niteroi in Rio, ((the middle go the panoramic shot above) considered to be the highest, tallest and oldest bridges in the world.  The Rio-Niterói Bridge connects the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niterói in Brazil. It is 8.25 miles (13,290 m) long.


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Street of Beijing, MG_2586

Traffic jam in China is a driver’s nightmare 24 hours a day. Driving on the freeway/expressway bumper to bumper is an understatement. Traffic congestion is routinely causing bottleneck effect situations forcing drivers to get stuck in their car for long period of time. I have seen worst situations than what these photos describe. Just to give you an idea…

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