Timeline of Bridges

By: Vishal Veeravelli

Intro

A bridge is a structure carrying a road, path, railroad, or canal across a river, ravine, road, railroad, or other obstacle. Also they save time and rarely can hurt you. Without bridges, there are just some places that are impossible to cross. For example, without the Golden Gate bridge, people either had to drive around the huge lake to reach San Francisco or go on a ferry across the lake. It was hard to get on a ferry. Mant people wanted to go. So now with the Golden Gate bridge made, there are no more problems with crossing into San Francisco. This is just one of the many examples why bridges are very important to us.


106 CE

The romans build the Alcántara Bridge.

1176

Construction begins on London Bridge, the first stone bridge to be built across a tidal waterway.

January 1, 1345

Ponte Vecchino arch bridge was created in Florence, Italy.

January 1, 1764

Jade Belt Bridge is made.

1769

The Blackfairs bridge is made.

January 1774

The Richmond bridge is made.

January 1, 1781

The Iron Bridge was made. It was the first bridge to be made out of iron.


1800

Telford proposes a bridge called the London Bridge.

1816

London's first iron bridge is completed.

1819

John Rennie completes a cast-iron bridge called the Southwark bridge with the world's longest span(at the time).

1827

London's first suspension bridge opens at Hammersmith.

1831

Old London Bridge is demolished after more than six centuries.

1845

The Hungerford Bridge is made.

1858

Chelsea Bridge opens, designed by Thomas Page.

30 May 1883

The Brooklyn Bridge is made.

1 Nov, 1885

The Garabit Viaduct is created by Gustave Eiffel, later known for the Eiffel tower.


4 March, 1890

Firth of Forth Bridge is made.

27 May, 1937

The Golden Gate Bridge is finished.

7 Nov. 1940

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed.

5 Apr 1998

The construction of the Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge is complete.