ribbon bridge

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Danang Golden Bridge Vietnam. 🇻🇳

A pair of giant hands lift the ribbon-like Golden Bridge up in the air above Vietnam’s Trường Sơn Mountains. The shimmering structure emerges from the trees of Thien Thai garden in Ba Na Hills. Set more than 1400m above sea level, the bridge incorporates eight spans and extends 150m-long.

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RHCP videos from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Freaky Styley, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, One Hot Minute and Californiacation albums with funny descriptions by foreverdosed. - pt. 2.

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March 19th 1932: Sydney Harbour Bridge opens

On this day in 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened. There had been discussions of building a bridge to connect the northern and southern shores of Sydney Harbour for years. In 1924, the contract for the bridge was given to English firm Dorman Long and Co. Ltd. and work began on the bridge; work was overseen by J.J.C. Bradfield. There were fears that the two sides of the arch would not align properly, but in August 1930 the two halves met perfectly. Sixteen workers died during construction, most from unsafe working practices. The opening ceremony took place on March 19th 1932, and though the Premier of New South Wales Jack Lang was supposed to cut the ribbon, he was interrupted by an intruder who slashed the ribbon with his sword and declared the bridge open. The man was Francis de Groot, a member of a right-wing paramilitary group who opposed Lang’s leftist policies and the fact that a member of the Royal Family had not been invited to open the bridge. The ribbon was retied and Lang officially opened the bridge. The festivities to mark the opening included floats and a procession across the bridge by members of the public. Thousands of people turned out to see the opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge - a triumph over Depression times.