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Europe Travel & Trivia Quiz #138- Bridges, Tunnels!

Europe Travel & Trivia Quiz #138- Bridges, Tunnels!

Dec 1st, 2016, 10:37 AM
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Europe Travel & Trivia Quiz #138- Bridges, Tunnels!

Today's quiz will be all about bridges and tunnels.

1- Monet and other Impressionists transferred this Paris area bridge to canvas in now famous paintings:

https://www.google.com/search?q=asni...DhfZAle4mVM%3A

2- A stone pedestrian/bike bridge spans the Thames to link this town known for its celebrated public school to what famous town?

3- What is the longest vehicular bridge in Europe? What is its name and where is it?

4- When this famous cantilevered rail bridge was opened in the U.K. in 1890 it was the world's longest rail bridge -now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

5- What gorge in England is named for a short but famous bridge and what was significant about that span (unique)?

6- The Aerotrain Bertin was a mag-lev type train built to run on cement beams on tall pillars - it never survived its testing period as was found impractical to develop -yet its old raised 'rail' bed on cement pillars still form is what is called Europe's longest bridge (even though there are a few gaps made for roads) - if taking a train in France the old aerotrain elevated tracks can be seen right next to the modern railway - where can you see this aerotrain bertin's raised remains?.

7- What is now the longest railway tunnel in Europe (57 km) ? What is its name?

8- What will be Europe's 2 nd longest train tunnel (55 km)l after its completion in the next few years? What countries will it link?

9- What is the longest vehicular bridge in France? What two cities does it generally link?

10- What is the name of the Paris bridge where people love to love their leave locked love locks?

11- What famous tourist city in Europe's name means Bridge in the local language?
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Dec 1st, 2016, 07:58 PM
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9. Millau Viaduc? Millau and ?
10. Pont des Arts
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11. Prague?
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4 is the Forth Rail Bridge near Edinburgh.
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Dec 2nd, 2016, 06:41 AM
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#10 and #4 correct - rest remain open.
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Dec 5th, 2016, 07:45 AM
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anyone else?
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Dec 5th, 2016, 10:08 AM
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11. Bruges/Brugge?
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Dec 5th, 2016, 11:10 AM
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11. Brug = Brucke = Bridge. That one is ok.

7. Eurotunnel WAS until 2016 saw St Gothard opening. France and CH I suppose.

10. No more locks...

3. Vasco de Gamma in Portugal, no ?
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Dec 5th, 2016, 11:14 AM
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9 Normandie - not anymore the longest but the longest 'portée' - length between 2 pillars.
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Dec 5th, 2016, 11:21 AM
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StCirq and WoinParis have them all right except #7 - first part OK but there will indeed be a new rail tunnel under the Alps between two countries but not involving Switzerland.
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Dec 5th, 2016, 11:52 AM
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9 Normandie - not anymore the longest but the longest 'portée' - length between 2 pillars.>

got it from Wiki - but you are technically correct probably- what is the longest in France then?

Wiki says Tancarville Bridge used to be the longest in France>

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Dec 5th, 2016, 01:42 PM
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I'm pretty sure the Millau bridge is both the longest and highest in France.
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Dec 6th, 2016, 11:21 AM
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I will certainly take your word on that and one of the most beautiful bridges too!
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Dec 6th, 2016, 11:49 AM
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#2 Eton and Windsor.
#5 Ironbridge Gorge? First iron bridge in the world?
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Dec 7th, 2016, 10:12 AM
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missing answers:

1- Asnieres bridge over the Seine in suburban Asnieres - not far from the Dog and Cat Cemetery.

6- Aerotrain raised cement pillars remains are largely intact and can be seen for miles on the Paris to Les Aubrais-Orleans for about 15 miles before Les Aubrais.

#8 - The new tunnel under Brennero between Innsbruck Hbf and Italy will be the longest rail tunnel when completed in a few years says Wiki

#10 -Pont des Arts - where there used to be tons of locked love locks.

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Dec 7th, 2016, 11:37 AM
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I think WinParis's answer to #10 was correct.
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Dec 7th, 2016, 01:27 PM
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10- What is the name of the Paris bridge where people love to love their leave locked love locks?>

Well yes I guess -no such bridge since they've unlocked the secret of preventing them - tsk tsk - have to more carefully craft questions!

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