How to get there (overseas living) using Expat Authority
A brief explanation of the topics found on this blog, and how this website can help you achieve a plan for living overseas.
We live in an attention deficit disorder world. People want instant access to information, with brief but accurate and actionable intel. The layout of E/A was designed with minimalism in mind. We set-out to ask ourselves; what do people who drop in to our site want to know. Can we provide our readers with a very simple Index, so they can quickly know, where to look for the information they are seeking. Our mission is to keep categorizing, curating and adding the content, to answer the question we want you to be asking; How to get from where you are, to where you want to go.
We’ve added a Google Map so that you can quickly find an Expat Authority in different parts of the world.
As we grow our Network of Expats, they will be providing local knowledge about the regions of the globe where people are interested to move to. The format is simple, we talk about what we need to know for living overseas. These brief blog posts share the knowledge and experience, from people who are already there (where you might want to go).
Expat Authority “How to” categories (so far);
It would be nice to branch into health and recreation too, but that’s stuff you can figure out when you get where you’re going.
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About the Hercilio Luz Bridge (seen above)
Located in Florianopolis, the capital city of Santa Catarina State in southern Brazil, the Hercilio Luz Bridge is the first bridge constructed to link the Island of Santa Catarina to the mainland. It is the longest suspension bridge in Brazil. The central span was considered quite long (but not the longest, at 340 meters) at the time of its opening and is still one of the 100 largest suspension bridges. The bridge was designed by the firm of Robinson & Steinman, and completed in 1926 and took ten times its original budget to build. It was named in honour of Hercilio Luz, a former governor of the state of Santa Catarina.
The bridge has been closed since 1991. It has the fairly unusual feature that the truss carrying the roadway (a continuous stiffening component) is above the roadway itself and meets up with the cables making it non uniform in height. A similar bridge, the Walter Taylor Bridge, was built over the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Australia in 1936. The bridge was built by American Bridge Company, which, perhaps more than any other company in the world, was best qualified to work on a bridge with a continuous stiffening component.
The Florianopolis Bridge when built from 1922 to 1926 was the longest eyebar suspension span in existence at that time. The 11 13’-O”-long design features towers with rocker bearings. The company brought to that project its own experimental heat-treated eyebars, and as project contractor pioneered stiffening techniques that saved materials and money while providing greater rigidity. Another bridge of similar design, the Silver Bridge over the Ohio River in the USA, collapsed in 1967 due to a failure in one of the eyebars.