Register | Login


A bridge of concrete and steel that floats may seem highly unusual, if not impossible, but there are twenty such bridges around the world, five in the U.S. state of Washington alone, of which four are the longest floating bridges in the world.

Floating bridges, also known as pontoon bridges, are usually temporary structures built out of wood during times of emergencies such as war. Wooden floats and sometimes boats are lashed together and flat planks are laid over creating a roadway, allowing men and materials to cross bodies of water. Pontoon bridges have been used to great advantage in many battles throughout history, including the Second World War and during the Iran–Iraq War.

seattle-floating-bridge-2

Homer Hadley Floating Bridge and Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge. Photo credit: Atmoc Taco/Flickr

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2017.


Loading...

Not defined to be in any mould Rhea Chakraborty
Not defined to be in any mould Rhea Chakraborty
Ketika Sharma journeys from Small Time Dubsmash to Limelight
Ketika Sharma journeys from Small Time Dubsmash to Limelight
Fatima Sana Sheikh  From Dangal to a swimsuit
Fatima Sana Sheikh From Dangal to a swimsuit
Jacqueline Fernandez  Cosmopolitan June 2017
Jacqueline Fernandez Cosmopolitan June 2017
Kriti Sanon in Sameer Madan monochrome paperbag trousers
Kriti Sanon in Sameer Madan monochrome paperbag trousers
PRIYANKA CHOPRA for Maxim Magazine 2011
PRIYANKA CHOPRA for Maxim Magazine 2011
Ramas Bridge A Bridge Built By Monkeys
Ramas Bridge A Bridge Built By Monkeys
Pomerode The Most German Town In Brazil
Pomerode The Most German Town In Brazil