The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest. It was designed by English engineer William Tierney Clark and was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Hungary. It opened in 1849. Thanks to Ágnes.
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey
The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, also known as the Second Bosphorus Bridge was completed in 1988. It is named after the 15th century Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, who took Constantinople, today Istanbul in 1453 and ended the Byzantine Empire. It carries the European route E80, Asian Highway 1 and Otoyol 2 highways.
Triana Bridge, Seville, Spain
Triana is a neighbourhood and administrative district on the west bank of the Guadalquivir River in Seville. It is connected to Seville by the Isabel II bridge, popularly known as Puente de Triana. It was constructed between 1845 and 1852. In 1976 it was declared a national monument.
Stari Most in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stari Most (Old Bridge) is a reconstruction of a 16th century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar. It crosses the Neretva river. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on November 9, 1993 by Bosnian Croat forces during the Croat-Bosniak war. After a reconstruction project, it was reopened in 2004. It is one of the countries most recognizable landmarks. The original bridge was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent in 1557 and was 28 meters long and 20 meters high. In 2005 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
The Howrah Bridge spans the Hooghly River in Kolkata, West Bengal. Construction started in 1936 and ended in 1942, it officially opened on February 3, 1943. It has a length of 705 meters. Thanks to Manjusha.
Xiaoshang Bridge at Linying
Thanks to Ran for this one.
Pont de pierre, Bordeaux
Veronique sent this card showing the Pont de pierre (Stone Bridge) in Bordeaux. Its construction took place from 1819 to 1822 during the Bourbon Restoration. The bridge was actually planned during the First French Empire, under the orders of Napoleon I. It has 17 arches (the same number of letters in the name Napoleon Bonaparte.)
Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge, Saint Petersburg
This bridge crosses the Neva River in Saint Petersburg. It has a length of 334 meters and was opened to traffic in 1911. Construction started in 1908. Prior to 1917 it was named Peter the Great Bridge. Thanks to Katya for sending me this nice card!