The World’s Most Beautiful Bridges

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March 23, 2010

Today’s bridges not only symbolize our world’s advancement in design but its advancement in technology as well.

Consequently, architects and engineers have been able to merge design and technology together in order to create bridges that are bigger, better, and more spectacular than ever before.

Several of these are simply stunning — a true marvel of classic engineering capabilities and the outstanding achievements of modern engineering.

We’ve compiled a list of 50 of the world’s most amazing bridges, both young and old. If we’ve missed and of your favorites, please feel free to add them in the comments area below… Enjoy!

Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge (Kobe, Japan)

Bixby Creek Bridge (Big Sur, California, USA)

Bosphorus Bridge (Istanbul, Turkey)

The Bridge of Aspiration (Covent Garden, London, UK)

Bridge of Sighs (Venice, Italy)

Brooklyn Bridge (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Chengyang Bridge (Sanjiang of Guangxi Province, China)

Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA)

The Iron Bridge (Coalbrookdale, UK)

Confederation Bridge (New Brunswick, Canada)

Coronado Bridge (San Diego, California, USA)

Donghai Bridge (Shanghai, China)

Erasmus Bridge (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Fehmarn Belt Bridge (Hamburg, Germany to Copenhagen, Denmark)

Forth Railway Bridge (Fife, Scotland)

Gateshead Millennium Bridge (Gateshead to Newcastle, UK)

Golden Gate Bridge (San Franciso, California, USA)

The Half-Bridge of Hope (Russia)

Hangzhou Bay Bridge (Hangzhou Bay, China)

Humber Bridge (Kingston upon Hull, England)

Hussaini Bridge (Passu, Pakistan)

Jadukata Bridge (Ranikor, India)

Kawazu (Kawazu-cho, Japan)

Khaju Bridge (Isfahan, Iran)

Kintaikyo Bridge (Iwakuni City, Japan)

Mackinaw Bridge (Mackinaw City, Michigan, USA)

Magdeburg Water Bridge (Magdeburg, Germany)

The Millau Viaduct (Millau, France)

Nanpu Bridge (Shanghai, China)

Natural Bridge

New River Gorge Bridge (Fayetteville, West Virginia)

Oresund Bridge (Copenhagen, Denmark to Malmö, Sweden)

Pont du Gard (Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France)

Ponte Dom Luís (Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal)

Ponte Vecchio (Florence, Italy)

Puente del Alamillo (Seville, Andalusi, Spain)

Red Bridge (Oude Diemen, North Holland)

Rio – Antirrio Bridge (Rio to Antirrio, Greece)

Stari Most (Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Sundial Bridge (Redding, California)

Sunshine Skyway Bridge (Tampa Bay, Florida)

Sutong Bridge (Suzhou, China)

Sydney Harbour (Sydney, New South Wales)

Thomas Malone Covered Bridge (Beaver Creek, Ohio)

Tower Bridge (London, UK)

Tsing Ma Bridge (Hong Kong, China)

Vasco da Gama Bridge (Lisbon, Portugal)

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (Staten Island to Brooklyn, New York, USA)

West Montrose Covered Bridge (Ontario, Canada)

Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge (Boston, Massachussetts, USA)

Compiled exclusively for WDD by Zoe Ajiboye.

Which ones were your favorites and why? Share your comments below…

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