Check out a list of famous bridges around the world that have become symbols of cities and form true postcards
With the sole purpose of connecting one place to another, bridges help us get around and get to a region faster. With the advancement of engineering, the bridges are increasingly modern and different, some even manage to interact with the landscape around them, with their innovative design, others are simpler, but are worthy of their historical value.
Some bridges around the world turn into real postcards. Check out some of them:
Discover the most different bridges around the world
Brooklyn Bridge, New York
The mother of all modern suspension bridges, the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge from New York, in the late 19th century, was a tremendous engineering challenge. It joins the island of Manhattan with the district of Brooklyn.
Oresund Bridge, Denmark and Sweden
The Øresund Bridge is a tunnel bridge that connects the island of Zealand to Sweden, across the Öresund Strait. At 7845 meters in length, it is the longest road-rail bridge in Europe.
Charles Bridge, Prague
Charles Bridge is the oldest bridge in Prague, and crosses the Vltava River from the Old Town to the Lesser Town. It is the second oldest existing bridge in the Czech Republic.
Henderson Waves, Singapore
The friendly pedestrian bridge has illuminated niches, very popular with couples.
Pont du Gard, France
This beautiful and beautifully preserved Roman aqueduct from the 1st century AD sits over the River Gardon in southern France. Today it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Falkirk Wheel, Scotland
Instead of joining two banks, the Falkirk Wheel connects two river channels, the Forth and Clyde and the Union. Instead of a common dam system, boats go up and down this gigantic elevator.
La Polvorilla Viaduct, Salta
The historic railroad that linked Salta, in northwest Argentina, to Antofagasta, in Chile, is deservedly known as Tren de las Nubes.
At its highest point, at Viaduto La Polvorilla, the compositions are at an altitude of over 4,000 meters.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
At 1966 meters long, the Golden Gate is the symbol of San Francisco. The architectural marvel is used by approximately 100,000 cars every day.
Siosepol, Isfahan, Isfahan
The 33 Arches Bridge is a popular meeting bridge over the Zayandeh River in Isfahan, Iran.
Navajo Bridges, Grand Canyon
There are very few crossings over the Colorado River in the grand canyon, including a suspension bridge between the North and South Rims. The Navajo Bridges are located in the eastern portion of the park.
Szechneyi Bridge, Budapest
The Szechenyi suspension bridge is one of the main links between the two sides of Budapest, cut in half by the Danube.
Named after the statesman István Szécheny, it was the first permanent connection in the Hungarian capital and at the time of its opening it was one of the longest in the world.
Pont Neuf, Paris
Despite the name (new bridge), Pont Neuf is the oldest in Paris, joining not only the banks of the Seine but also the Ilê de la Cité.
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver
It's almost a family-sized slackline. If you've done tree climbing and enjoyed it, this park in the northern part of Vancouver holds a lot of emotions.
Niju-bashi Bridge, Tokyo
Edo Castle was once the largest in the world, but today it houses few original medieval structures. One of them serves as a backdrop for this nice bridge over the moat of the current Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
String Bridge, Cusco
Inca 100% technology, rope bridges were once found by the dozens in valleys and ravines in the region of cusco. Today, local communities are trying to revive this endangered technique, both for the preservation of their culture and for practical reasons.
Rialto Bridge, Venice
The designer of the oldest crossing over the Grand Canal in Venice had a very appropriate name: Antonio da Ponte. It is believed that, among other competitors, his design defeated that of the Renaissance master Michelangelo.
JK Bridge, Brasilia
Brazil is also on the list, the JK bridge is an architectural landmark in Brasilia and was once considered the most beautiful bridge on the planet by a renowned engineering convention.
Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, Sao Paulo
Completed in 2008 over the Pinheiros River in São Paulo, SP, its greatest peculiarity is the fact that the bridge has two levels of vehicular traffic lanes that intersect in the center, being the only cable-stayed bridge in the world with two curved lanes. connected to the same mast.
The bridge is illuminated by spotlights in red, blue and green, which are able to project various chromatic combinations onto the structure. The Dutch company Philips signs the bridge lighting system.
Punte Nuevo, Malaga
Punte Nuevo is located in Malaga, Spain, unifies the old and modern parts of the city.
Stari Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stari Most is a 16th century bridge in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which crosses the Neretva River and connects the two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood firm for 427 years, until it was destroyed on November 9, 1993, in the Bosnian War. Soon after, a project was undertaken to rebuild it, and the bridge reopened on July 23, 2004.
Multnomah Falls, Oregon
Located in the US state of Oregon, the wonderful bridge is a lookout point for the Multnomah waterfall, one of the most beautiful in the region.
Tower Bridge, London
In the mid-19th century, London it was experiencing such great economic growth that it needed a new bridge to establish the local economy. It was from this demand that one of the most famous bridges in the world, the Tower Bridge, emerged. It is 244 meters long and 42 meters high, crossing the River Thames.
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