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Beautiful bridges that have stood the test of time

Love Exploring Logo By loveEXPLORING staff of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 31: It took 80 men to build the Royal Gorge Bridge in 1929 and, unbelievably, they completed it within just seven months. Even more astonishing than the speed with which America’s highest suspension bridge went up were the risks they took to build it. The bridge deck soars 956 feet (291m) above the Arkansas River, and the structure comprises 300 tons of cables, 1,292 wooden planks and 1,000 tons of steel in the bridge floor. It’s been coined ‘America’s Bridge’ and is a top tourist attraction, complete with a zipline, aerial gondola and high-adrenalin Royal Rush Skycoaster.

30. Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado, USA

It took 80 men to build the Royal Gorge Bridge in 1929 and, unbelievably, they completed it within just seven months. Even more astonishing than the speed with which America’s highest suspension bridge went up were the risks they took to build it. The bridge deck soars 956 feet (291m) above the Arkansas River, and the structure comprises 300 tons of cables, 1,292 wooden planks and 1,000 tons of steel in the bridge floor. It’s been coined ‘America’s Bridge’ and is a top tourist attraction, complete with a zipline, aerial gondola and high-adrenalin Royal Rush Skycoaster.

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