Bridges and Tunnels by FlaxmanR

Champion(s):

BaileyBW
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.


Runner(s)-Up:

BlakeSM


Quiz Description

Just what it sounds like: questions on and related to bridges and tunnels around the world.

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Questions:

The Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado, pictured here, was the world’s highest bridge from 1929 to 2001. The bridge deck is nearly a thousand feet above the bottom of the gorge, which contains what river sharing its name with a different state?

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Arkansas River

The Central Artery/Tunnel Project, the primary purpose of which was to move Interstate 93 from an above-ground roadway into an underground tunnel named for a former Speaker of the House, was usually referred to by what unofficial, but much catchier, name?

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Big Dig

What is the name of the bridge seen in this image?

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London Bridge

Cedar Bridge, Cutler-Donahoe Bridge, Hogback Bridge, Holliwell Bridge, Imes Bridge, and Roseman Bridge, all of which but one are located in or near the town of Winterset, are the six still-standing members of what famous grouping?

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Bridges of Madison County (Iowa)

Connecting New Jersey and Staten Island over the Arthur Kill, this bridge is named for the first chairman of the Port Authority, though its name is often mistakenly assumed to refer to its location as the southernmost bridge in New York.

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Outerbridge Crossing

Bridges over the Potomac and Patapsco Rivers are both named for what famous lawyer, whose home was located near one and who is best known for an event that took place near the current site of the other?

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Francis Scott Key

A 1975 book and 2002 film of the same name tied the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, West Virginia to reported sightings of what paranormal creature?

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Mothman

The bridge on the left carries road traffic, while the bridge on the right – a UNESCO World Heritage Site opened in 1890 – carries rail traffic. What body of water are both passing over?

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Firth of Forth

According to the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, the bridge’s paint color can be mixed at a paint store with the CMYK information of 0% cyan, 69% magenta, 100% yellow, and 6% black. What is the official name for this color, also used (in a slightly different shade) in the aerospace industry?

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International Orange

The recent FX series “The Bridge,” set on a border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico, is a remake of a show whose plot is set in motion by an incident on the pictured bridge, which connects what two countries?

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Denmark and Sweden

There are four road tunnels that connect Manhattan Island to either Long Island or New Jersey. Name any THREE.

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Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel (Hugh L. Carey Tunnel), Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Queens Midtown Tunnel

In 2011, Guinness named China’s Jiaozhou Bay Bridge the world’s longest bridge over water, generating annoyance from the previous record holder. Guinness eventually changed their categories to name the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, at 25.84 miles, the longest aggregate bridge over water. What American bridge thus claimed the newly-created record for longest continuous bridge over water, at 23.87 miles?

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Lake Ponchartrain Causeway