The Bay Bridge opened for traffic in November 1936 and has one of the longest spans in the United States.  Nearly 240,000 vehicles travel across the bridge daily.  A replacement bridge built alongside the original opened in September 2013.  It cost over $6.5 billion to build and is currently the world’s widest bridge. On a […]

The 25 de Abril Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal is often compared to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge because they are both suspension bridges painted the same color. However, the bridge’s “sister” bridge is actually the San Francisco Bay Bridge.  Crossing the Tagus River, the bridge’s upper deck has six lanes for vehicles and it’s lower deck […]

The Bosphorus Bridge spans the continents of Europe and Asia, linking the two halves of Istanbul.  This is a view between the two continents from the Bosphorus Straight. On Today’s Date in the Past: Peephole to Potential Sooooooo Ready for Spring! You Might Also Enjoy: Other Istanbul Posts Other Water Posts

The Bosphorus Strait separates Europe from Asia.  Approximately 35% of Istanbul is located on the European side of the Strait and the remaining 65% is located on the Asian side of the Strait.  While there wasn’t time for me to cross the Bosphorus Bridge and actually set foot on the Asian side of Istanbul, there was just […]

After enjoying a panoramic view of the Istanbul peninsula from the top of the Galata Tower, my colleague, Sarah, and I crossed the Galata Bridge, weaving our way through a mass of fishermen, street vendors, and other pedestrians.  From the other side of the bridge, we had a decent view of both the bridge and […]