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Which one is which?

November , 10th 2018 | Author: Prontubeam (@Prontubeam_en) Read: 1015 times

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Now that winter is coming we have launched this small game in order to brighten everybody’s mood. We might have less daylight hours….but we will never lose our smile!

Do you know where these engineering / architecture works are located? I’m sure they’re familiar to you or you've even visited them. This small game-like article tests your knowledge of these relevant constructions in engineering throughout history. With a brief description and an image... Will you be able to know which one is it?

1. Arch-gravity concrete dam, located on the Colorado River, on the border between the states of Arizona and Nevada (USA). It is located 48 km southeast of Las Vegas.

Three Gorges Dam

Hoover Dam

Shuangjiangkou Dam

Jinping-I Dam



2. With 106 floors (5 underground ones and 101 above ground level), the needle that crowns its 508 meters high, makes it the eighth tallest skyscraper in the world and the largest ecological skyscraper in the world.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Al Arab

Taipei 101

Torre CN



3. It is currently the eleventh tallest building in the world and the tallest twin towers in the world. Those towers are 452 meters high. The towers, with 88 floors of reinforced concrete, steel and glass, have become the symbol of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia.

Paine towers

Petronas Twin Towers

Lumpur Twin Towers

Colón Towers



4. Suspension bridge that connects Honshū with Awaji Island, crossing one of the busiest straits in the world (more than 1000 boats daily). It has a length of 3911 m and its central span is 1991 m. It is supported by two cables that are considered the most resistant and heavy in the world.

Akashi Kaikyō Bridge

Rialto Bridge

Øresund Bridge

Tsing Ma Bridge



5. Busiest container port in the world with 29.05 million TEUs handled, while the second is half a million TEUs behind. We’re talking about the port of ...

Barcelona, Spain

Cantón, China


Shangai, China



6. With a total length of 1149 m, this bridge, which inspired the logo of this website (www.Prontubeam.com), accompanies an emblematic building known worldwide.

Øresund bridge

Tsing Ma bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Bosphorus Bridge



7. Artificial islands which are still under construction, and which are among the largest in the world in their type. On these islands, commercial and residential infrastructure will be built, since they are expected to become a tourist destination.

World Islands

The Venetian Islands

Palm islands

Croister Islands



8. Unmistakable engineering work located in Aveyron (France). The structure reaches a maximum height of 343 meters above the Tarn River, and a length of 2460m. About 3000 people worked on this project, which cost almost 400 million euros. It was designed by the French engineer Michel Virlogeux.

Bosphorus Bridge

Williamsburg Bridge

Millau Viaduct

Kintai Bridge



9. Bridge over the Douro River that connects Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia. It was inaugurated in 1886 and is one of the emblematic places of the city. Based on the project of the German engineer Théophile Seyrig, who was a partner of the famous Gustave Eiffel, with whom he founded the company Gustave Eiffel and Co.

María Pía Bridge

Don Luis I Bridge

Eiffel Bridge

Fierro Bridge



10. Cantilever railway bridge that has been described as one of the most recognizable landmarks in Scotland. It is 2.5 km long, and its double railway track rises up to 46 m above the water level. It consists of two main sections of 520 m, two lateral sections of 200 m, 15 sections of approximation of 51 m each and five of 7.6 m. Each main section contains two central corbels of 104 m in height, resting on pillars whose diameter is 21 m.

Fierro Bridge

Forth Bridge

Frank O. Gehry Bridge

Victoria Swing Bridge


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