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Tri-Bridges Around the World

Note: From time to time I had made few separate posts on the subject. In this post I have combined all such posts thus bringing all the Tri-bridges in one single post.

This post was last modified on May 5, 2015 when the unique Butterfly Tri-Bridge in Copenhagen, Denmark was added.


Tri-Bridges are 3-way bridges on which traffic crosses two water streams or a body of water from 3 directions and one can travel from any direction to any direction.

Because of their shape these bridges are generally called Y-Bridges. Some tri-bridges (for example at the bridge at Hiroshima) are referred as 'T' bridge because of their distinct 'T' shape.

It is also pertinent to note that many Y-Bridges are just fork bridges wherein the traffic from one direction bifurcates in two directions or vice versa and there is no three way traffic. Such bridges have not been included here.

In addition there are some recently built 3-way Interchange Bridges. It is debatable whether a 3-way or T-interchange can be classified as a Tri-Bridge or not. In a classical sense T-interchange is not a Tri-Bridge as the interchange is built at 2-3 levels to allow unhampered 3-way traffic and there is no physical trisection point. On the other hand the conventional Tri-Bridges have a distinct "T" or "Y" joint and the traffic from three directions physically merges/demerges over a tri-section point on water. In all likelihood the future 3-way bridges in heavy traffic areas will be T-Interchange bridges as conventional Tri-bridges cannot cater to large flow of traffic. However as this collection is about the conventional Tri-Bridges I am not including such T-interchange bridges in this collection.

There are not many Tri-Bridges in the World. Till now I have been able to identify only Thirty Three (33) tri-bridges, out of which there are Twelve (12) regular vehicular bridges, Twenty (20) existing pedestrian/foot/cycle  bridges and One (1) disused foot bridge. In addition there is One (1) proposed foot bridge.

The Tri-bridges included so far in this collection are;

Road Bridges
  1. Aioi Bridge, Hiroshima, Japan
  2. Bridge with Three Entrances (Ponte das Três Entradas), Portugal
  3. Chu Y Bridge, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  4. Hama Bridge (Sancha Zijin), Heicheng Village, Hebei, China
  5. Jasenovac Tri-Bridge, Croatia
  6. John B. Whealton Memorial (aka Chincoteague) Causeway, Chincoteague, Virginia
  7. Louisa/Fort Gay Tri-Bridge, (Kentucky/West Virginia), USA
  8. Mangakahia Twin Bridges, (Nukatawhiti, Northland), New Zealand
  9. Margaret Bridge (Margit Hid), Budapest, Hungary
  10. Pierre Corneille Bridge, Rouen, France
  11. Strömsborg Bridge, Stockholm, Sweden
  12. Y-Bridge, Zanesville, Ohio, USA
Foot Bridges
  1. Bergues Bridge (Pont des Bergues), Genève, Switzerland
  2. Bridge With 3 Branches, Pont-de-Veyle, France
  3. Butterfly Bridge, Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. Colin Glen Forest Park Tri-Bridge, Northern Ireland
  5. Eco-Viikki 3-way Bridge, Helsinki, Finland
  6. Kikko Bridge, Mie, Japan
  7. Kang Ding Tri-Bridge, Kang Ding, Ganzi, Sichuan, China
  8. Lune Millennium Bridge, Lancaster, England
  9. Madrid Rio Y Bridge
  10. Noabers Bridge, Veelerveen, Stockholm, Sweden Groningen, The Netherlands
  11. Raehills Three-Way Footbridge, St Ann's, Lockerbie, Scotland
  12. Stania State footbridge, Oentsjerk, The Netherlands
  13. The Tridge, Brighton, Michigan, USA
  14. The Tridge, Midland, Michigan, USA
  15. The Tridge, Frog Island Park, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
  16. Thetford Tri-Bridge, Norfolk
  17. Treponti, Comacchio, Italy
  18. Three Way Bridge at Fogelsangh State, Veenklooster, The Netherlands
  19. Vijversburg Estate Tri-Bridge, Tietjerk, Netherlands
  20. Ypsilon Pedestrian Bridge, Drammen, Norway
Disused Bridge
  • Trinity Bridge, Crowland, Lincolnshire, England
Proposed foot Bridge
  • Hacking Ferry Bridge, near Mitton, Lancashire, UK
T-Interchange or 3-way Interchange Bridges
Although I am not including T-Interchange or 3-way Interchange Bridges in this collection but for the benefit of my readers I am listing some of these here and also giving links against each for viewing in Google Maps.


Aioi Bridge, Hiroshima, Japan
This 'T' shaped bridge is the historic and the tragic bridge which was used as target for the dropping of first atom bomb on August 6, 1945. The bomb missed slightly, exploding in the air over Shima Hospital located 300 meters away from the bridge. However the bridge was badly damaged due to the blast.

The original bridge at the site, meant for streetcars, was completed on December 12, 1932 and had a width of 15 metres. Later in 1934 a 'Tee' connection was added in its central section which connected it to the Island of Jisenji-no-hana (present Peace Memorial Park) and it thus got this unique T-shape. Perhaps it was this unique and rare sight which made it the centre of the target.

After the war, the bridge was repaired and put back in use but the bomb had taken its toll and the bridge gradually deteriorated. A new bridge was therefore constructed at the spot having total length of 123.4 metres, width 40 metres and has a streetcar track, 6 traffic lanes and pedestrian lane.

Few old pillars bearing the marks of the bombing are still preserved at the foot of the present bridge as a mute witness to history. Some of the girders deformed by the blast are also displayed in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

Here is a model showing the town as it existed prior to bombing.

Image from Flickr is by austinmills

This is actual view of old bridge.

Link to Original Source: Hiroshima Institute for Peace Education

The present bridge.

Image from Flickr is by Gaz Errant

View location in Google Maps

Source of info: http://www.pcf.city.hiroshima.jp

Bridge with Three Entrances (Ponte das Três Entradas), Portugal
Ponte das Três Entradas (Bridge with Three Entrances) is a Y-bridge on the confluence of rivers Alvoco and Alvo in Porugal. Located near Oliveira do Hospital, Santa Ovaia, Coimbra it was built in 1899 and its construction opened up the whole area connecting the towns of São Sebastião da Feira, Santa Ovaia and Aldeia das Dez.

Because of its unique shape and location, the settlements in the vicinity are also known as 'Ponte das Três Entradas'. The area has also now become a camping site and draws tourists  for outdoors activities like fishing and canoeing etc.

Image source: Google Maps

Image from Panoramio is by AJPires

Source of info: http://www.relvadotrigo.com

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Credits: Special thanks to mjoaoh, for bringing this to my knowledge.

Chu Y Bridge, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Chu Y Bridge spans Tau Hu and Doi canals to link Nguyen Bieu Street in District 5 and Hung Phu and Nguyen Thi Tan streets in District 8.

Original bridge at this location was built in 1937. However to cater for the rising needs of the traffic it was renovated and enlarged as a part of the East-West Highway Project. The new bridge was inaugurated on April 28, 2009.

Image Source: Google Maps

The following image which was uploaded on November 22, 2008 has 1968 tag. It is possibly the original bridge which was later renovated and enlarged.

Image from Panoramio is by Ngày Xửa Ngày Xưa

It may be noted that nearby "Nguyen Van Cu" bridge (Panoramio Link) built as a part of the East-West Highway project looks like a bifurcated bridge and not a true Y-Bridge, hence I am not including it in this post.

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Source of info: http://en.metvuong.com

Credits: Special thanks to Faysal Bin Darul, member, Google Earth Community, for bringing this to my knowledge.

Hama Bridge (Sancha Zijin), Heicheng Village, Hebei, China
Located in Heicheng Village, Hebei Province, China, this road tri-bridge is locally known as Hama Bridge or Sancha Zijin and was built in circa 1691.

Image from Flickr is by bridgink

Not much info is available about this bridge except for the above information which has been taken from the Flickr link given above.

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Credits: Special thanks to Robert Cortright (www.bridgeink.com) for informing me about the existence of this bridge as well as pin pointing the exact location in China. Without guidance from him I couldn't have found this bridge in Google Earth.

Jasenovac Tri-Bridge, Croatia
The original 1973 bridge at this location, across the Sava and Una Rivers, was destroyed by Serb forces during the 1991 conflict. A new "Y" shaped bridge was built in 2005. One arm of the bridge starts from Jasenovac spanning the Sava river with Y-junction in the Uštica. The second arm takes the traffic to Uštica and the third arm which spans the Una river, crosses the international border connecting Croatia with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Image Source: Google Maps

Image Source: Google Maps

Source of info: Serendipity brought me to this bridge and not much info is available about it on the Net. However some brief reference can be found in Wikipedia.

John B. Whealton Memorial Causeway, Chincoteague, Virginia
The John B. Whealton Memorial Causeway, (locally known as Chincoteague Causeway) connects the mainland of the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Chincoteague Island. A connecting spur from the Marsh Island joins the main bridge at a T-intersection over the water, making it a classical three-way Tri-Bridge.

Image Source: Google Earth

Image Source: Google Map

More info: Wikipedia

Louisa/Fort Gay Tri-Bridge
The Louisa Louisa/Fort Gay Tri-Bridge at the confluence of Levisa and Tug Rivers is a T-shaped bridge. Opened in 1906, it is reportedly the only bridge in the U.S.A. which not only spans two rivers but also connects two states (Kentucky and West Virginia), two counties (Lawrence County, Kentucky and Wayne County, West Virginia), and two cities (Louisa, Kentucky, and Fort Gay, West Virginia).

Its third arm in the centre, connects to a land mass in Louisa, KY which lies just upstream of the confluence point. This land mass is known as "The Point Section". Locals enjoy giving direction to stranger wanting to go to the Point section. In the words of my blog's reader vldecker;

' ...... when someone from out of town asked directions to "The Point Section" it was always fun to tell them to "go to the middle of the bridge and turn right"...... '

Image source: Google Maps

Image Source: MSN Bing Bird's Eye View

Image Source: Google Street View

Source of info: Comments by reader vldecker and Lawrence County Clerk's Web page
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Credits: I am grateful to reader vldecker whose comments on my post brought this to my knowledge. I had missed this more than a century old bridge in my collection and thanks to him it has now been added here.

Mangakahia Twin Bridges, (Nukatawhiti, Northland), New Zealand
This Tri-Bridge located on the confluence of Awarua River and Mangakahia River is a T-bridge but is locally known as Twin Bridges. The Mangakahia Road which passes over the two rivers has a T-intersection in the middle with the third limb leading to a scenic reserve.

Image Source: Google Maps

Image Source: Google Street View

Credits: I am thankful to Kevin Rikys whose comments on my blog (Travelogue of An Armchair Traveller) brought it to my knowledge.

Margaret Bridge (Margit Hid), Budapest, Hungary
Margaret Bridge (Margit híd) connects Buda and Pest across the river Danube. It was built between 1872-76 and is the second oldest bridge in Budapest and one of the most widely used bridge. The main bridge has an angle of 165 degrees, is 637.5 metres long and 25 metres wide. Near about the mid point there is a small third arm leading to the Margaret Island. This extension was added in design at the last stages of designing hence the slight angle. However the extension was built almost 20 years after the completion of the main bridge.

The bridge got damaged in 1944 and was repaired after the war. Due to extensive use it needed repairs badly so it has been closed in September 2009 for a year. I understand the pedestrians/cyclists will continue to use it while cars and heavy vehicles will  have to use the other bridges till it is back in service.

Image from Panoramio is by koszo

Image from Panoramio is by Gáspár Norbert Pál

Image from Panoramio is by baranyielek

Image from Flickr is by Jo Peattie

A good 3-D model is available in Google Sketchup.

Source of info: Wikipedia

View location in Google Maps

Credits: Special thanks to Syzygy for bringing this to my knowledge.

Pierre Corneille Bridge, Rouen, France
Pierre Corneille Bridge connects the right bank of River Seine to its left bank through the Lacroix Island, Rouen. There is a small T-off bridge to the Island making it a Tri-Bridge. The bridge is named after the famous French writer Pierre Corneille.

A bridge built in 1829 stood here till it was destroyed on June 9, 1940 by French engineers on the entry of German army in the city. The present bridge was built in 1952.

Image Source: Google Street View

Strömsborg Bridge, Stockholm, Sweden
Strömsborg Bridge (Swedish: Strömsborgsbron) in the old town in central Stockholm, Sweden connects the Strömsborg Islet in the River Norrström to the main Vasa Bridge thereby creating a classical 3-way T-junction.

The Islet was originally accessible from west side via the Central Bridge (Centralbron) through a causeway built in 1873. In 1954, the Central Bridge was replaced by a new bridge and the Islet was connected from east side to Vasa Bridge by a tee-off in it. The present bridge was built in 1992-1993 and opened on 9 July 1993.

Image Source: Google Maps 45° View

Image from Flickr is by Bob

View location in Google Maps and Street View

Credits: I am thankful to Bob Cartwright (bridgeink.com) for informing me about this bridge and also allowing me to use above image from his Flickr collection.

Y-Bridge, Zanesville, Ohio
This road bridge is an historical bridge in Zanesville, Ohio and is commonly known as "Y-Bridge". Located in Zanesville, it spans confluence of the Licking and Muskingum Rivers.

The present bridge which is 5th at the spot, was opened in 1984. The first Bridge at this location was a wooden bridge and was built around 1814. The bridge is a big land mark and was even used as an aviation marker for many years. Amelia Earhart, the famous American aviation pioneer, was quoted as saying “Zanesville is the easiest recognized city from the air because of the Y- Bridge".

Image from Panoramio is by Tom Roff

Source of Info: Wikipedia

View location in Google Maps

More info and history of Y bridge: muskingumcounty.org

Bergues Bridge, Genève, Switzerland
Bergues Bridge (Pont des Bergues) on Rhone River, Geneva, Switzerland Rhone is a pedestrian bridge. Built in 1881, it has tee off in the middle leading to the Rousseau Island in the Rhone River. On May 22, 199 Swiss Post had issued a set of four stamps on the occasion of "1990 Geneva Exhibition". One of the stamp in the set was the Bergues Bridge.

Image Source: bridges.blog.sohu.com

More info: French Wikipedia (English Translation)

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Bridge With 3 Branches, Pont-de-Veyle, France
Le pont à 3 branches (Bridge with 3 branches), Pont de Veyle, Ain, France is a small footbridge spanning the River Veyle and its secondary stream Little Vale. It is one of the 7 other bridges in the park of the Chateau of Pont-de-Veyle, all designed differently. The bridge is barely distinguishable in the Google satellite imagery, however its shape can be made out in geoprtail.

Image source: geoportail.gouv.fr

Image from Panoramio is by emico

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Butterfly Bridge - A Unique Tri-Bridge in Copenhagen
This newly built (January 2015) foot and cycle bridge, spanning  Christianshavns and Trangraven Canals in Copenhagen, is unique as it is the only 3-way bridge in the World in which two sections open up like a draw bridge to allow flow of sailboats in these canals. The two movable decks operate independently of each other and are raised to allow the canal traffic to pass. When the two sections are drawn up at the same time, they look like wings of a large butterfly, hence the name.

Designed by the Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes, the three sections of the bridge meet over water to form a classical "Y" bridge. The bridge has a width of 7.9 metres and the two movable sections which are operated by hydraulic cylinders are 23.3 metres long and when raised offer a clear 15 metre wide opening. The fixed span of the 3-way bridge is 7.80 metres plus a cantilever connection of 2.60 metres to the canal bank.

Image Source: Google Maps




View location in Google Maps (Being new, the bridge is not visible in GE imagery as on May 2015)

Source of info and detailed info: Official Web page of Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes.

Some great images in Arch Daily

Credits:
  1. Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes / Barbara Feichtinger-Felber for allowing use of images from their web page.
  2. Kre Nek, a very active member of Google Earth Community Forums, who informed me about the bridge.
Colin Glen Forest Park Tri-Bridge, Northern Ireland
A simple Y-shaped footbridge in the Colin Glen Forest Park Tri-Bridge, Near Belfast, Northern Ireland. No image or details of this bridge could be found except that it is part of the Ballycullo and Hannahstown Walks in the Colin Glen Forest Park.

Image Source: Google Maps

Credits: I am thankful to Georges Sequin for letting me know about this bridge which is listed in Wikipedia but I had missed including it in this collection.

Eco-Viikki 3-way Bridge
A nondescript 3-way footbridge in Eco Viikki Housing near Helsinki, Finland.
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Credits: I am thankful to;
1. Noisette for informing me about this tri-bridge;
2. Jonathan Dowse for allowing me to use above image from his blog jbdowse.com.

Kikko Bridge, Mie, Japan
Kikko Bridge is a three legged foot bridge in Aoyama-Kohgen Golf Club, Mie, Japan. It was built in 1991 and gives easy access from club house to the to golf courses around a small pond.

Link to original image source
 
Link to original image source
 
Link to original image source

More info: Technical Details

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Kang Ding Tri-Bridge Ganzi, Sichuan, China
A small Tri-Bridge, in one of the most remote areas of the World, spanning the confluence of two small mountain streams in the town of Kang Ding, Ganzi (aka Garzê), Sichuan, China. Kang Ding is the traditional border town between China and Tibet

Image Source: Google Maps

Image Source: MSN Bing Maps

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Lune Millennium Bridge , Lancaster, England
The Lune Millennium Bridge which spans the River Lune, is a cable-stayed footbridge in Lancaster, England. Like other millennium bridges in UK, it was also built to commemorate year 2000.

Image Source: Google Maps

Image from Panoramio is by Claudia Dragomir

More info: Wikipedia

View location in Google Maps

Credits: I am thankful to Matt Fletcher whose comments in Google Earth Blog brought it to my knowledge.

Madrid Río Y Bridge, Madrid, Spain
This small Y-Bridge is part of the Madrid Río project for beautification of Manzanares River. The Madrid Río project was conceived when a portion of the Madrid ring road (M-30), which was running parallel to the River, was shifted underground, thereby creating about 10 kilometres long empty space along the river. This space has been utilised for beautification of the river bank by creating parks, pathways and range of sports, leisure and cultural facilities.

Image Source: Google Maps

Image Source: Google Street View

More info: Madrid Rio Project

Noabers Bridge, Veelerveen, Groningen, The Netherlands
A classical 3-way bridge at the convergence of Mussel-Aa-channel and the Ruiten-Aa-channel. These channels run through the village of Veelerveen and the bridge connects the residents with each other hence its name Noabers (neighbour's) Bridge. Built in 1989 the bridge in meant for use by pedestrians and cyclists only. Due to its 3-pointed star shape resembling the logo of Mercedes-Benz it is also called "Mercedes Bridge"

Image Source: Google Maps

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Image from Panoramio is by Mart61 (Martin Klumper)

View location in Google Maps and Street View

Source of info: Dutch Wikipedia (English Translation)

Credits: I mistakenly shown Veelerveen in Stockholm, Sweden. It is in Groningen, The Netherlands. The mistake is regretted same has now been corrected. I am thankful to Martin Klumper for pointing out the mistake and also sending pictures of the bridge for inclusion in this collection. Thank you Martin.

Raehills Three-Way Footbridge, St Ann's, Lockerbie, Scotland
A 3-way bridge in the private property of Hope Johnson family of Raehills. Built in late 19th century it formed part of a circular garden walk known as Wallace Loup along both side of the Kinnel Water. The bridge its made of 42 to 46 feet long timber beams resting over a central pier of masonry in the river. A small decorative pagoda tops the central pier.

Image from Flickr is by Graham Maxwell

View location in Google Maps
(Note: The bridge is not visible in the Google Earth imagery and the location has been placemarked based on this map of RCAHMS.)

Credits: I am thankful to Georges Sequin for letting me know about this bridge which is listed in Wikipedia but I had missed including it in this collection.

Stania State 3-way Footbridge, Oentsjerk, The Netherlands
A nice little three way bridge hidden amongst the trees in the Dutch resort - "Stania State" in Oenstjerk not far from Leewarden. Although not visible in the satellite imagery luckily it can be seen in Google Street View:

Image Source: Google Street View

Image Source: Google Street View

A fine clear view from Panoramio by Mart61. Permission to use the image is being requested.

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The Tridge, Brighton, Michigan, USA
While Tri-Bridges are a rarity else where these appear to be very popular in Michigan. This is the third one in the State; the other two being in Midland and Ypsilanti respectively. All the three are known as Tridge (Short for Tri-Bridge). I wonder if this naming is intentional or co-incidental?

This 3-way bridge is very popular location in town as it connects the business centre to the heavily wooded trail along the Millpond. An annual "Tridge-or-Treat Halloween Spooktacular" is held every year near the Tri-Bridge.

Image Source: Google Maps

A nice Panoramic View from 360Cities

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The Tridge, Midland, Michigan
This foot bridge located on the confluence the Chippewa River and Tittabawassee River is known as "The Tridge", a local slang for tri-bridge. Constructed in 1981 it has since become an icon of the city and is the most famous landmark of the downtown area.

Image from Panoramio is by SMwortman
 
Image from Panoramio is by SMwortman
 
Image from Panoramio is by Fenton Low Altitude …

Source of info: Wikipedia

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The Tridge, Ypsilanti, Michigan
This small three-way wooden foot bridge which connects Riverside Park, Frog Island Park and Depot Town is also locally known as The Tridge. It is situated under the Cross Street bridge over the Huron River.

Image from Panoramio is by jorgesuarezverdier

Image Source: Google Maps

Source of info: Arborwiki

Thetford Tri-Bridge, Norfolk
This is a three legged footbridge in Thetford, Norfolk, where the river Little Ouse joins the River Thet. It links the River Side Walk (town centre) with the bus station and Butten Island.

Image Source: Google Earth (Sept. 2006 Imagery)

Image from Wikipedia is by Stephen McKay

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Credits: I am thankful to Dick T whose comments on my post in Google Earth Community brought it to my knowledge.

Three Way Bridge at Fogelsangh State, Veenklooster, The Netherlands
A cute little tri-bridge in the English style park of Fogelsangh State in Frisian village of Veenklooster, The Netherlands.

The bridge was constructed in 1850 as part of landscaping of the park which was designed by Dutch landscape architect Lucas Pieters Redbeard.

Image from Panoramio is by Mart61

View location in Google Maps

Credits: I am thankful to Martin (Mart61) for informing me about this bridge and also allowing me to use above image.

Treponti, Comacchio, Italy
This is a very unusual bridge, probably only one of its kind - a 5-way bridge at the intersection of five canals. Located in the small village of Comacchio, Italy, it is known as Treponti (3 bridges) and was built in 1634. It has three accesses on front and two on back.

Image from Panoramio is Roberto Dona'

Image from Panoramio is by cesare santelia

Image ource: Google Maps

A good 3-D view of this unique bridge can be seen at this Link.

Source: Paolo's comments in http://deputy-dog.com

Vijversburg Estate Tri-Bridge, Tietjerk, The Netherlands
A rustic wooden pedestrian tri bridge at Vijversburg Estate, Tietjerk, Netherlands. The bridge is located in a public park - Bos van Ypey (Forest of Ypey) which is part of the Estate. No details about the bridge are available, however as per Martin, who informed me about this bridge, the bridge has recently been renovated.

Image from Panoramio is by Mart61

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Credits: I am thankful to Martin (Mart61) for informing me about this bridge and also allowing me to use above image.

Ypsilon Pedestrian Bridge, Drammen, Norway
A cable-stayed 3-way pedestrian bridge over River Drammen in Drammen, Norway. The bridge was named after Greek alphabet "Ypsilon" (or Upsilon) which looks like a "Y". Designed by the architect firm Arne Eggen the bridge was commissioned in 2008.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Knut Arne Gjertsen

Image Source: Google Street View

Image Source: MSN Bing Maps Bird's Eye View

More info: architecturenorway.no

View location in Google Maps

Credits: I am thankful to Sladys whose comments in Google Earth Blog brought it to my knowledge.

Trinity Bridge, Crowland, Lincolnshire, England
Trinity Bridge is the unique triangular bridge in Crowland, Lincolnshire. The bridge has three stairways that converge at the top. It is one of the oldest stone bridge in England. The current bridge dates to the 14th century (built between 1360 and 1390) is now grade I listed.

Originally it spanned the river Welland and its streams Nene, and Catwater which flowed through the town. The river was later rerouted and the bridge now sits high and dry in the centre of the town.
As per "Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 p.0535" (Source: http://www.gutenberg.org)
"The curious bridge at Crowland near Peterborough ..... which now spans roadways, the streams which formerly flowed under it having been diverted, is one of the earliest known stone bridges in England. It is referred to in a charter of the year 943."


From 'A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848)': (Source: http://www.geograph.org.uk)

"The Town, which is accessible only by artificial roads, consists chiefly of four streets, separated by watercourses, and communicating with each other by means of an ancient triangular stone bridge of singular construction, erected in the reign of Edward II. The bridge has one principal and finely groined arch, from which diverge three pointed arches over the streams Welland, Nene, and Catwater; it is in the decorated English style, and on one side is a mutilated figure of Ethelbald, in a sitting posture, holding a globe in the right hand"

Link to original image.

Image from Flickr is by bridgink

Main source of info: Wikipedia

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Credits: Special thanks to Robert Cortright (www.bridgeink.com) for informing me about the existence of this bridge.

Hacking Ferry Bridge (Proposed), near Mitton, Lancashire, UK
This foot bridge was planned in 2002 was supposed to be completed by 2005-06. However for some unknown reason it has not been built as yet. The bridge is planned to be located on the confluence of rivers Ribble and Calder, near Mitton, Lancashire, UK.

It is proposed to use glass-fibre reinforced plastic for the bridge so as to reduce the weight of the shell and the bridge can be built off-site, then lifted into place by helicopter.

I was in two minds whether to include it here not. Artist's visualization (shown below) of the bridge looks too impressive to be left out so I am including it here. Hopefully it will be built one day.

Link to original Image

Source of info: Business Times online and http://gazpachot.blogspot.com

View the proposed location in Google Maps

View location of all these Tri-bridges in Google Earth - Download .kmz file

6 comments:

vldecker January 06, 2012 11:16 am  

There is a tri-bridge connecting Louisa, KY and Ft. Gay, WV. It crosses the Levisa and Tug Rivers. It is "T" shaped and the land that connects in the center is part of KY and the towns refer to the area as "The Point Section". I grew up in Louisa and when someone from out of town asked directions to "The Point Section" it was always fun to tell them to "go to the middle of the bridge and turn right" There is also a traffic light at the intersection in the middle.


http://maps.google.com/?ll=38.116288,-82.599598&spn=0.002317,0.005284&hnear=Ashland,+Boyd,+Kentucky&t=f&vpsrc=6&ecpose=38.11526874,-82.59981461,625.41,9.499,14.139,-0.036&z=18

CuriousJM January 06, 2012 11:42 am  

Thank you vldecker - Great info, I will definitely include it in the collection of Tri-Bridges.

Thanks once again.

All the best

Kevin Rikys December 08, 2012 7:02 pm  

-35.623747, 173.846698
Try this one

CuriousJM December 08, 2012 7:28 pm  

Thank you Kevin. Yes it is a Tri-Bridge or a T-Bridge. I will include it soon in my collection.

David Auerbach March 18, 2013 2:59 am  

How about the Jiazhou Bay Bridge? It certainly goes three ways.

https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Qingdao,+Shandong,+China&aq=0&oq=qingdao+china&sll=42.31435,-70.970284&sspn=0.287892,0.676346&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Qingdao,+Shandong,+China&ll=36.171001,120.317974&spn=0.078572,0.169086&t=h&z=13

CuriousJM March 18, 2013 11:26 am  

Thank you David for the link to Jiaozhou Bay Bridge (or Qingdao Haiwan Bridge).

It is a "T" interchange created over water and not a classical Tri-bridge. I will however include it in my collection.

Classical T-Bridges cannot handle heavy 3-way traffic and I feel that future tri-bridges which are likely to come up in busy areas may follow the T-interchange concept.

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