What Was the First Suspension Bridge?

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The first suspension bridge, built in 1816, was a temporary footbridge in Philadelphia. The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge was the first railway suspension bridge built over the Niagara River in the USA. The bridge stood from 1855 to 1897, with the wooden trusses, being replaced in 1880 due to decay and rot from the moisture of the falls.
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the advantages of a suspension bridge is that it can hold a lot of weight. The longest s bridge in the world is in Japan it is 1982 meters long.
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n. A bridge having the roadway suspended from cables that are anchored at either end and usually supported at intervals by towers.
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