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Tampa Bay

(Encyclopedia) Tampa Bay, inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, 25 mi (40 km) long and 7 to 12 mi (11.3–19 km) wide, W Fla., separated from the Gulf by numerous small islands; it receives the Hillsborough…

viaduct

(Encyclopedia) viaduct vī´ədŭkt˝ [Lat.,=road conveyor], type of bridge for carrying a highway or railroad over a valley, over low ground, or over a road. It is commonly constructed in the form of…

Mitchell, William

(Encyclopedia) Mitchell, William (Billy Mitchell), 1879–1936, American army officer and pilot, b. Nice, France. He enlisted (1898) in the U.S. army in the Spanish-American War and received a…

Saint Petersburg

(Encyclopedia) Saint Petersburg, city (1990 pop. 238,629), Pinellas co., W Fla., on Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico at the southern end of the Pinellas peninsula; settled in the mid-1800s, inc. 1892…

Minneapolis

(Encyclopedia) Minneapolis mĭn˝ēăp´əlĭs, city (1990 pop. 368,383), seat of Hennepin co., E Minn., at the head of navigation on the Mississippi River, at St. Anthony Falls; inc. 1856. The largest city…

Saint Lawrence

(Encyclopedia) Saint Lawrence, one of the principal rivers of North America, 744 mi (1,197 km) long. It issues from the northeastern end of Lake Ontario and flows northeast, first along the U.S.-…

Notable Modern Bridges

Here is information about modern bridges around the world, with their length and date of completion. Types of bridges include suspension, cantilever, steel arch, cable-…