Tri-bridges around the world

I spent my teen years living Midland, Michigan (where my parents still reside) and was well-aware of the “tridge” downtown; a bridge with three legs, sometimes known as a “Y-Bridge” or “Tri-Bridge”.


A while back, ‘CuriousJM’ put together a nice post about Tri-Bridges around the world on the Google Earth Community.  Along with the list of tri-bridges he also posted this excellent KMZ file to help you find them all.  Here’s the list.

Road Bridges
Aioi Bridge, Hiroshima, Japan
Bridge with Three Entrances (Ponte das Três Entradas), Portugal
Chu Y Bridge, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Hama Bridge (Sancha Zijin), Heicheng Village, Hebei, China
Jasenovac Tri-Bridge, Croatia
Louisa/Fort Gay Tri-Bridge (Kentucky/West Virginia), USA
Margaret Bridge (Margit Hid), Budapest, Hungary
Y-Bridge, Zanesville, Ohio, USA

Foot Bridges
Kikko Bridge, Mie, Japan
The Tridge, Midland, Michigan, USA
The Tridge, Frog Island Park, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
Treponti, Comacchio, Italy

Disused Bridge
Trinity Bridge, Crowland, Lincolnshire, England

Proposed foot Bridge
Hacking Ferry Bridge, near Mitton, Lancashire, UK

Google Earth is a perfect tool to explore items like this, and his list makes it easy to browse around and check them all out.

Nice work, CuriousJM!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. There is also a pedestrian tri-bridge in Manchester, England, at the Lowry Hotel crossing the River Irwell.

  2. Also missing is the Bhumibol Bridge in Bangkok, which crosses the Chao Phraya river twice at a long river bend and has an additional entry in the middle to connect with the other shore of the river. 13.6599 N 100.5390 E

  3. Jan Boerefluitjes says:

    Hellegatsplein and Grevelingendam in the Netherlands both deserve to be on this list!

  4. And another at the Millennium Bridge in Lancaster, England.

  5. There is also the Ypsilon pedestrian bridge in Drammen, Norway

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