GO! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.
Each month, GO! produces a three-part article series with either an interview with a transportation expert, a book or movie review, a blog entry from one of our staff writers, or information about transportation careers. The best part? Our articles are interesting for readers of all ages.
For August, we end our trip around the world with a few more “Great Transportation Feats,” at least in our opinion. There are plenty of “Seven Wonders” lists out there that include brilliant monuments and amazing engineering triumphs, but we wanted to take a look at a few sites that really “moved” us.
The Kansai International Airport in Osaka has been called “one of the most incredible engineering marvels of the century.” Located within the Osaka Bay, about three miles from shore, this airport is built on its very own island! Come with us and learn how a country the size of California was able to construct this airport in 1994 on a sinking, spongy ocean floor.
It all started with the dream of connecting the city of San Francisco, California, to its neighbors across the Golden Gate Strait. Today, the Golden Gate Bridge holds steadfast as a true marvel of modern engineering. This was the first time a bridge like this was ever built. Spanning an impressive 1.7 mi., it held the record of the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964.
The Great Wall of China remains "a powerful symbol of the country's enduring strength." Did you know that the Great Wall was originally constructed as a fortification against foreign attacks hundreds of years ago? Considered one of the most extensive construction projects in history, it can be dated back to the 3rd century BCE.
“Dot's Adventures with Transportation: Main Modes of Transportation around the World” is directly related to the Go! Explore series posted in March 2015, which looks at the main modes of transportation in China, Switzerland, and Peru.