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North America’s tallest bridge towers and pylons (Las torres y pilones de puentes más altos de América del Norte)

The following list identifies the tallest bridge towers and pylons in North America. Such support structures are principally found on cable-stayed and suspension bridges and the height is measured from ground or water level to the top of the tower/pylon. … Continue reading

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Chinatown gates of North and Central America

While traveling in Northern California back in August of this year, some of the most interesting places we visited were related to Chinese-American history. These included an 1863 Chinese Temple in Oroville and the Chinese-American Historical Society Museum in San Francisco (see … Continue reading

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