The article features analysis and a spectacular picture of Gefyra which is a 9,500 ft. long cable-stayed bridge connecting Rio and Antirio. (I was born and raised in the city of Patras which is just five miles from Rio.) The Rio-Antirio Bridge received the 2005 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Hawaii and Greece are half a globe apart, but they have several things in common:
- Both are temperate places dominated by coastline and a marine lifestyle.
- Both have been historically invaded and taken advantage of by various colonialists.
- Both are relatively powerless in regional and world politics.
- Both have agriculture and fisheries, but they are relatively poor in natural resources.
- In both places tourism, education and military are a big part of the economy. And,
- Both places have insider-dominated politics.