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2012-08-14 23:01:23

Medical ID jewelry company continues to offer new styles for different tastes (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 Inspired by four of the world´s most renowned bridges, N-Style ID is excited to announce they now offer stainless steel cable medical bracelets. The medical ID tags that come with the new cable bracelets are interchangeable with all of N-Style ID´s beaded and interchangeable medical bracelets. “The sturdiness of the cables inspired N-Style ID to name them in tribute to some...

2008-12-14 18:01:58

China began construction Sunday on the world's longest cable-stayed viaduct, spanning the Qiantang River, officials said. Scheduled for completion by 2012, the viaduct is expected to set a world record for length at 1.67 miles. The record is held currently by the French Millau bridge, at just over 1.5 miles. The Jiaxing-Shaoxing bridge will have six piers supporting an 8-lane roadway. It will become a section on the national highway linking Shenyang with Haikou, capital of southernmost...

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2005-01-03 17:35:00

ESA -- The Millau viaduct, newly inaugurated by President Jacques Chirac, is now the world's tallest road bridge. It stands high above the Tarn valley in France's Massif Central mountains, as seen in this 11 December satellite image from ESA's Proba. The bridge is made of a four-lane steel-built roadway stretching across 2460 metres. At its highest the roadway is suspended 270 metres above the Tarn River.   It is supported by seven concrete pillars standing 343 metres tall,...


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