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Saturday, 25 June 2011
Queen Elizabeth II Bridge from the air
Wikipedia tells us that this is:

a 137 m (449 ft) high and 812 m (2,664 ft) long cable-stayed road bridge across the River Thames in south east England. It was opened in 1991 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The bridge is the southbound element of the Dartford Crossing, a strategic congestion charged road crossing the half mile wide river east of London. It was built alongside two earlier tunnels under the Thames, which now form the northbound element of the crossing.
Upon completion, the bridge was Europe’s largest cable-supported bridge. As of 2010 by main span length it is the second largest cable-stayed bridge in the United Kingdom behind the Second Severn Crossing (6 m longer and opened in 1996) and the 44th largest cable-stayed bridge in the world.

It looks smaller from this perspective than when one drives over it.

Posted by bigblue on 25/06/2011 at 07:45 AM
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