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10 Most Famous Lighthouses In The World

famous lighthouses

1. Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, Argentina Also known as the ‘the lighthouse at the end of the world’, this lighthouse is located on a small island 5 nmi (which are 9.3 km) east to the Argentinian city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. The lighthouse was built in 1920 and is now a popular tourists attraction and can be...

10 Tallest Bridges In The World

Tallest Bridges In The World

This is a list of the world’s tallest bridges. The bridges are ranked by the height of their structure which is the maximum distance from the uppermost point of a bridge (like tip of a tower) down to the lowest point of the bridge (either the ground or water level). This list of the tallest bridges is different from the list of highest...

10 Most Famous Fountains In The World

Most Famous Fountains

1. Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas, United States The Fountains of Bellagio are huge fountains located on a manmade lake in front of the Bellagio hotel. The fountains feature a vast choreographed water performances set to light and music. The performances take place in front of the Bellagio hotel and are visible from the strip. The show takes place...

10 Highest Bridges In The World

Highest Bridges

This is a list of the world’s highest public bridges. The height of the bridge is ranked by the height of the deck which is the maximum distance from the road of the bridge down to the ground or water beneath. In other words, when you drive in your car over the bridge and look down – how far does the ground look. This list of highest...

10 Most Incredible Open-Pit Mines

Open-Pit Mines

Open-pit mining, open-cut mining or opencast mining is a surface mining technique of extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow. The result of using this technique is a huge visible scar on the earth surface. Here is a list of 10 incredible such open-pit mines. 1. Mirny Mine, Russia Mirny Mine is an...

10 Coolest Elevators In The World

Coolest Elevators

1. The Hammetschwand Lift, Switzerland The highest exterior elevator in Europe. It connects a spectacular rock path with the lookout point Hammetschwand on the Bürgenstock plateau overlooking Lake Lucerne. The elevator whisks passengers 153 meters up to the summit of the Hammetschwand in less than one minute and is a major tourists attraction. 2...

10 Most Awesome Artificial Islands

Artificial Islands

An artificial island or man-made island is an island or archipelago that has been constructed by people rather than formed by natural means. They are created by expanding existing islets, construction on existing reefs, or amalgamating several natural islets into a bigger island. They are often used to expand urban territory for cities located by...

10 Tallest Dams In The World

Tallest Dams In The World

The following list contains the 10 tallest dams in the world. Other methods of comparing dams is by their volume or by the volume of the reservoir they create. 1. Nurek Dam, Tajikistan – 300 m (980 ft). The tallest dam in the world, located on the Vakhsh River is an earth-fill embankment dam. Construction of the dam began in 1961 and was...

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