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View Poll Results: Bridge?
Sullenberger Bridge 5 21.74%
Untitled Bridge 6 26.09%
Guiliani Bridge 2 8.70%
Lincoln Arch Bridge 10 43.48%
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2009, 7:08 AM
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SSP Competition: Hudson River Bridge Voting

Man, these thread titles can be pretty long. But anyways, here are the four entries for the SSP competition: Hudson River Bridge.

1. Sullenberger Bridge















2. Untitled
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3. Guiliani Birdge
Located on W63 St., the Guiliani Bridge serves New York City with 7 lanes of traffic, broken up by 4 outbound and 3 inbound lanes. There is a minimum clearance of 65 feet on the Hudson River although it can support crossing at 83' near the center safely. This is a Pratt through-truss bridge.














4. Lincoln Bridge
The bridge has 6 lanes all devoted to traffic. The Lincoln tunnel[s], which run beneath, are all reserved for special purposes. The South Tube is exclusive for bus transit. The Center Tube is reserved for taxis and emergency vehicles. The North tube is used for pedestrian traffic and biking. The arch has a height of 686 feet, making it the second tallest in New York after the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and the third tallest in the nation.











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Old Posted Jun 19, 2009, 7:25 AM
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Sullenberger Bridge
That bridge should be going along with the river, so sully can have a smoother landing

1 is pretty nice, but it Im just not feeling for some reason
2 Very well made, but kinda bland for being what should be one of the worlds most important bridges
3Nothing very special, the inverted trusses are kinda different but not bad
4 the most eye catching and is very elegant, though it looks huge, would go great with the west shore of Manhattan
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The Lincoln Arch Bridge is

A: The best modelled bridge here
B: The best looking bridge here
C: The most ambitious/creative bridge here
D: The only bridge that makes sense structurally*

Easy choice (though the scaling is a bit crazy).


*The Guiliani Bridge makes sense structurally too, actually, but its misspelled
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The Lincoln Arch Bridge is outstanding in its design, but I went with #2 because the Lincoln Arch Bridge just seems too dominating. At first glance it feels like a giant wall of BRIDGE that gives the skyline a less inviting feel.

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Have we seen no.2 before ? maybe it was just similar.
All are nice for different reasons, it's hard to decide.
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I take it competitors can't vote? As a competitor I will wait till after voting ends to make comments so as to avoid any sort of bias from me or users who vote for or against me.

Good idea not putting the users names next to there bridges.
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1.this biridge needed more ,looks like two chairs.
2.really liked this bridge,nice in pic 3 and is fitting for a long crossing
got my vote.
3.nice but kinda looks upsidedown in places.
4.was gonna get my vote but think it would look better on a narrower crossing,saw same on google yesterday

so no. 2 for me plus a lot of work gone
in to it....
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gee you guys were able to load the entire Manhattan in 3D... it takes years to load an entire city worth of Google 3D buildings here...
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1. Simple. I like the basic shape. With a little tweeks here and there it'd be perfect.
2. Looks very Northeastern which is why I like it although I think something shorter [lengths-wise] would've been better.
3. Looks a little thin but overall it's my choice. Easy construction, simple, gets the job done and it's not bad looking either.
4. Very imaginative but like others have said, the scale is a little too out of whack. If it was shorter [height] it'd be better but then It'd have to be shorter [length].

Great comp you guys!
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1. Very imaginative and physical, a bit more realism is needed on such a subject.

2.I voted for this one.
Original and neat, even if i have seen the raised walkway before. I think it's the same person? + the traffic is on the left.

3. Looks too similar to something. Very nice model though.

4. same ^^^, Sydney harbour bridge mutated with the Gateway arch, but a very nice model.

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i like 1 the best, it doesn't dominate or compete with the skyline.. it feels light and airy. the jersey side of the bridge seems awkward with the sudden incline, fix that and it's perfect

2 is nice and classic but too much structural steel which makes it look like a huge mass...i also dont agree with building 1930's structures in 2009 :S

3 just looks like an old railroad bridge crossing

and like others have said, 4's scale is wayyyy off and would look better over a shorter span... though it is the most attractive and best modeled one.


i'm giving my vote for number 1
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same here.I thought it 4 was way off too.Like philvai said it went well with the skyline.It also doenst ruin the skyline like #4 does
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The vertical clearance for number 3 would all but wipe out the Port of Albany.
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#1. looks beautiful, modern and unique :okay:

#2. nice effort, really looks nice but classic

#3. looks fine but old, we dont need bridges like that these days.

#4. Looks also nice.....

so i voted #1! :okay:
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ya thats the pic i saw on google images...
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Inturn, Dubia arch bridge is copy of another bridge just with two arches, I believe.
(could be wrong, briidges aren't my strong point)
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Here are my thoughts:

1. I like the idea, but feel the execution wasn't quite there.
2. Simply a classic. Could easily see it fitting into that environment.
3. Simple but clean. Wouldn't really work and isn't that practical.
4. Beautiful design, can't argue that. However, it looks to be too much.

When all said and done I went with entry 2, purely because it seems the most realistic both in execution and look.

Well done everyone though, I give you all credit. Bridges are difficult to model and overall, all these designs were great. One just had a better fit.
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Okay, the poll closes on the 24th. Should I close it on the 22 [which is Monday] instead?
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Probably. We seem to already have a winner, but I would give the entire weekend for voting anyway. After Monday I doubt we will get many more votes, so closing it Monday is a good idea.
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Alright the poll is closed! I totally didn't win lol. My bridge was the Sullenberger Bridge. By some of the constructive criticism posted, I take it I probably should have just increased the detail on a few sections while also smoothing it out if that makes sense. A point of reference for its height would have also helped a bit.

The basic concept behind my bridge was to NOT compete with the nearby Holland Tunnel. This bridge would only allow for foot traffic and buses to travel over it due to its lack of lanes. The Eastern side of the bridge is actually just a few hundred feet from the WTC site.

I am glad I at least got 5 votes. My last competition pretty much sucked, so this is a nice change of pace and served as a nice confidence boost seeing as bridges are pretty damn hard to build.
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