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This is the famous Rion - Antirrion Cable Bridge who connect Pelloponisos and Sterea Ellada.

This photo is somewhat "collective" (LOL) because I took the shot a few days before it's official first! :)

Some technical infos:
Two piers and one beam form the simplest bridge. Such one beam bridge currently achieves a maximum single span of 250 meters.
When necessary, piers and beams are added to form a continuous span viaduct without limited length, the world record being the Lake Ponchartrain causeway in the United States with about 38 km length.
Another traditional technique consists in suspending the bridge to two cables anchored at crossing ends. It results in a supple structure often used to cross deep gorges where no pier can be built.
In the nineteenth century, men had been looking to span longer distances and devised to raise the cables to the top of pylons to form suspension bridges. This technique achieves the longest single span, the world record being the Akashi Kaikyo in Japan with a single span of 1,991 meters...


> More infos from official site Gefyra.com

PS: Geryfa in greek meens Bridge! :)

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