Bridges and humans have had a long history. Some bridges connect continents; others are known more for their histories and the cultural interest they inspire.
Today’s bridges not solely symbolize our world’s advancement in design, but symbolize our advancement in technology as well. Architects and engineers are able to merge style and technology together in order to make bridges that are more spectacular than ever before.
We’ve compiled a list of 10 most amazing bridges from around the word, both young and old.
The Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built in 1886–1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London.
The Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary.
The Rialto Bridge is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It is the oldest bridge across the canal, and was the dividing line for the districts of San Marco and San Polo.
The Helix Bridge
The spectacular Helix Bridge is is a pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area in Singapore.
The Kintai Bridge is a historical wooden arch bridge, in the city of Iwakuni, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The bridge was built in 1673, spanning the Nishiki River in a series of five wooden arches. The bridge is located on the foot of Mt.Yokoyama, at the top of which lies Iwakuni Castle.
Millau Viaduct Bridge
The Millau Viaduct Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France.
High Bridge (aka Python Bridge)
The High Bridge, officially known as High Bridge, is a bridge that spans the canal between Sporenburg and Borneo Island in Eastern Docklands, Amsterdam. It was built in 2001
Golden Gate Bridge
The world-famous Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km), three-mile-long (4.8 km) channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Curving gracefully over the neck of the Pond at 59th Street, Gapstow is one of the iconic bridges of Central Park. As the Central Park Conservancy puts it – the bridge offers postcard views of the surrounding cityscape. Facing south, you can see the famed Plaza Hotel and distinctive New York skyscrapers rising from above the Park’s trees. Look southward in the winter and you’ll see Wollman Rink’s twirling skaters; in the warmer months you’ll see the colorful amusements of Victorian Gardens.