Here’s a list of most amazing bridges in the world. They’re amazing bridges because They’re beautiful and some of them are old bridge as well. The bridges are also varied in place. From Italy to Korea. Let’s take a look at those most amazing bridges in the world
10. Ponte Vecchio (Italy): Oldest and famous bridge
Ponte Vecchio in Florence is one of the famous tourist attractions in Italy, and is considered the oldest stone arch bridge in Europe. Even the bridge itself is older. Actually built from wood until it was destroyed by floods in 1333, and twelve years later the bridge was rebuilt using stone.
Famous for its many shops, the bridge is also a home for everyone from traders and butchers to the gift shop and art sales from the Middle Ages.
9. Magdeburg Water Bridge (Germany): Largest Water Bridge in Europe
Magdeburg Water Bridge connects the former East and West Germany on the Elbe River. It was built as part of the German reunification project.
Throughout 1 km, this 500 million euros worth water bridge, allows carrier to avoid the crowded long canal along the Elbe. The shipping often have a problem on this bridge when the water at the lowest level.
8. Tower Bridge (United Kingdom): Most Famous and most beautiful Victorian Bridge
Completed in 1894 by Horace Jones and Wolfe Barry. Tower Bridge (named after two prominent 141 feet tall towers) is one of the famous landmark in London and one of the most beautiful in the world.
This 800 feet long bridge has a space of 28 feet when closed but it reaches 140 feet when opened in the center which allows the ship to sail on the Thames river. In the past time when things moved more often by sea rather than air, the bridge was raised about 50 times each day.
Tower Bridge built with 432 workers who built it for 8 years. At that time they sink 70,000 tons of concrete into the 2 large piers. 2 structures put into place that support each weighing 1,000 tons and decorate the whole bridge with Portland stone and Cornish granite to cover the 11,000 tonnes of steel beneath.
7. Wind and Rain Bridge (China): The Dong Bridge
Wind and Rain Bridge is the symbol of the Dong minority architecture. Wind and Rain Bridge in Diping is the largest of its kind in the province of Guizhou, where the largest Dong community in Chinese settled.
This bridge is 50 meters long and was firstly built in 1894 during the Qing Dynasty 100 years ago. However, the original structure burned on fire of 1959 and what visitor sees now is the rebuilded version that completed by 1964.
This bridge is a pure wooden architecture consisting of pillars, purlin and baluster in various sizes and shapes. The Body of the bridge is divided into three parts, the largest is the shape of a traditional Chinese drum tower in the middle. Eave and pilasters of the bridge decorated with flowers and sculptures that make this bridge become very unique.
6. Oliveira Bridge (Brazil): The first X-shaped Wire Bridge in the World
Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge that crossed the Pinheiros River in São Paulo, Brazil opened in May 2008. As high as 138 meters (450 feet), and connect with Jornalista Marginal Pinheiros with Roberto Marinho Avenue. The design is so unique with 2 curved deck pass one another through an X-shaped support towers.
5. Rolling Bridge (United Kingdom): The bridge that can roll itself
Designed by Heatherwick Studio, this award winning Rolling Bridge is located in Paddington Basin, London. Instead of using conventional bridge open mechanism, that consisting of a single rigid element that rises to let boats pass, the Rolling Bridge rolled itself until the two ends meet.
When in horizontal position, the bridge is a steel pedestrian bridge and the normal wood that fully open. The bridge is a circle on one side different from the straight position.
Twelve feet long, this bridge was made by the eight sections of iron and wood, and made curved by hydraulic power handrail mounted on each section.
4. Hangzhou Bay Bridge (China): the World’s Longest Cross-Sea Bridge
Stand across Hangzhou Bay, this bridge is the world’s longest Cross-sea bridge, with a length of 35.673 kilometers (22 miles) with a six lane highway in both directions. The bridge was built to handle traffic in the area that is rapidly growing, cutting travel time between Shanghai and Ningbo from four hours to 2.5 hours.
3. Henderson Waves (Singapore): Most Beautiful Pedestrian Bridge
At the height of 36 meters from the surface of the road, this bridge is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. This 300 meters bridge connects the park at Mount Faber and Telok Blangah Hill.
2. Millau Viaduct (France): World’s Highest Bridge
As high as 1125 feet above the Tarn Valley in southern France, acrossing the Millau Viaduct is virtually like flying. This work of Foster & Partners was slightly higher than the Eiffel Tower, took three years to build and opened to public in 2004.
In addition of providing views of the valley below, It also viewed the clouds when It’s formed under the bridge. Millau is not the route for those who fear of heights!
Millau has a total length of 8071 feet with the longest single span of 1122 feet, so this is very beautiful bridge in miniature form or original form. Bridge deck is supported by 7 pillars and weighs 36,000 tons. 7 towers, each 292 feet tall and weighing 700 tons, fitted to the supporting pillars.
1. Banpo Bridge (South Korea): The Fountain Bridge
September 9, 2008, Banpo Bridge in Seoul (South Korea) had a massive facelift: a 10,000 tubes fountain that ran on both edges. Once installed, the bridge was turned into a big tourist attraction, as the bridge is firing 190 tons of water per minute using the river water below.
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