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The Photo of the Day features beautiful and stunning photos from around the world. This page is updated daily (well, almost daily) with a new photo. Sunsets, Sunrises, Landscapes, Flowers, Wildlife, and more interesting photos for you to enjoy.
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20 hours ago
Do you remember this unique restaurant and filling station in Austin that served lunch and coffee to travelers? It opened in 1928 and was demolished in the 1960s. This photo was taken in the 1940s.
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Tuesday at 9:33 AM
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is composed of two parallel bridges, each over 38 km long. One was completed in 1956 and the other, a slightly longer version, was completed in 1969. Since that year, it has been holding on to the title of ‘the world’s longest bridge over water’. In 2011, when a new bridge over Jiaozhou Bay in China threatened to rob Lake Pontchartrain Causeway of its coveted title, the Guinness World Records promptly created a new category to save USA from the embarrassment.
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway was a monumental achievement for civil engineers, not only for its astonishing length, but also for the innovative techniques used in its construction. Prior to the Causeway's construction, the standard practice for bridge construction was to use solid square or circular concrete piles of 24-inches or less in diameter. The Causeway was the first bridge ever to be constructed using 54-inch in diameter hollow, cylindrical pre-stressed concrete piles that were larger and stronger than the norm, allowing fewer of them to be used and reducing costs.