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Cable-Stayed Bridges of Europe... and Beyond
VERSION 2 - Published December, 2004; last update: July, 2010
VERSION 3 - Published December, 2010; latest update: June, 2011
Yours truly, with new companion
Having reached and exceeded 1000 photographed cable-stayed bridges in Europe, the site enters Version 3.
The difference compared to Version 2 is mainly that the list of not-photographed-bridges has been discontinued, apart from "historic" bridges, which in most cases do not exist any more, and therefore cannot be photographed. Therefore, the various pages on this site contain only photographed, existing bridges.
I wish to remind my esteemed readers and visitors that all picture contributions to this site are welcome.
The alleged first modern cable-stayed bridge (in the following: "CS bridge") was opened in 1956 in Strömsund, Sweden. Since then over 1600 of them have been built in Europe alone, for all sorts of uses: for cars, for trains, for pedestrians and cyclists, for industrial uses, and the design variations are seemingly endless, as can be seen on these pages.
The purpose of this Pictorial is to collect on one site on the Internet as many as possible of the European CS bridges, presenting a lot of pictures but otherwise, apart from location, giving a minimum of other than visual information. Technical and other information must be sought elsewhere.
My "job" is to keep pictures and locations up to date. As indicated on my Home Page this is a hobby of mine, and I take no responsibility for the completeness of the material provided, although my intention is to make the list as complete as possible.
Anyone who visits this Page, and who knows of a CS bridge, regardless of size, function or age, which is not included on these pages, is invited to contact me by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, with information for its inclusion.
The pictures are taken by myself, my family, friends and colleagues, and by a few other kind contributors. All photographers are named at their respective picture(s).
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France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Montenegro Netherlands
Several persons have over time provided input to this site in the form of comments, information and pictures. The picture providers are quoted at their pictures, with thanks.
Per Wåhlin, Stockholm, Sweden
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This page was last updated in June, 2011