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The bridge has a length of 4,087.95 m (13,411.9 ft) of which 1,662 m (5,453 ft) over the Danube and 970 m (3,180 ft) over Borcea and was designed by Romanian engineer Anghel Saligny. It is 30 m (98 ft) above the water, allowing tall ships to pass under it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Carol_I_Bridge

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A: Saligny 01

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Anghel Saligny Bridge over Danube river.

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B: Saligny 12

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The bridge has a length of 4,087.95 m (13,411.9 ft) of which 1,662 m (5,453 ft) over the Danube and 9...

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C: Saligny 08

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D: Saligny 06

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E: Saligny 07

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F: Saligny 14

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G: Saligny 09

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H: Saligny 10

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I: Saligny 11

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J: Saligny 04

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Anghel Saligny Bridge over Danube river.

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