The relationship between the bridges and the human has a long history. Some of them have been constructed to help the human travel steadily by foot, bike or a car while others connect lakes, rivers and continents with each other. Some are known for their beauty while others have a long historical background.
This world is surrounded by a number of beautiful bridges. Apart from adding beauty to a certain place, these bridges also symbolize the advancement and the innovation that science and technology has experienced over the time. The architects and engineers have become successful in constructing a number of bridges that have helped the people in one or the other way. Here are the top ten most amazing bridges of the world.
List of Contents
- Top Ten Most Amazing Bridges in the World
- 10 Gard, France – Pont du Gard Aqueduct
- 9 Tower Bridge : London, England
- 8 Nanpu Bridge : Shanghai, China
- 7 Kobe-Naruto, Japan- Pearl Bridge or Akashi-Kaikyō
- 6 Brooklyn Bridge: New York City, United States
- 5 Tsing Ma Bridge: Hong Kong, China
- 4 Gateshead, England – Bridge – Gateshead Millennium
- 3 Ponte Vecchio: Florence, Italy
- 2 Sydney Harbour Bridge : Sydney, Australia
- 1 The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, United States
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Top Ten Most Amazing Bridges in the World
10 Gard, France – Pont du Gard Aqueduct
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It is located in the city of Gard, France. This bridge was created by the Romans. It is believed that this bridge was built between 19 BC and 150 AD. It crosses the beautiful Gardon River in southern France. This bridge is considered as the highest and the most amazing of all the aqueduct bridges built by the Romans. The UNESCO added this bridge to its list of World Heritage Site for this bridge carries a great historical importance. This bridge is one of the biggest tourist attractions of France.
9 Tower Bridge : London, England
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The Tower Bridge of London crosses the River Thames. This bridge is a fine combination of a bascule and a suspension bridge. It has been named as the ‘Tower Bridge’ because of its closeness with the Tower of London. Tower Bridge is considered as one iconic symbol of city of London. The Prince of Wales opened this amazing bridge on the 30th of June, 1984.
This bridge is one prime location for the shooting of various movies of Hollywood such as Sherlock Homes and many more. If you are planning to vacation in London, visit to Tower Bridge is a must.
8 Nanpu Bridge : Shanghai, China
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The Chinese have always amazed the world in terms of their amazing and innovative creations. The Nanpu Bridge adds another feather to the hat. Located in their main city, Shanghai, Nanpu Bridge is all about spirals and funk. The only idea behind giving this bridge a spiral approach was to save space. Thus, the makers have been really successful in achieving this aim since this spiral design has certainly saved a lot of space. The main span of this bridge goes up to 428 meters. This bridge is considered as the 57th longest bridge of the world that is also cable-stayed. The makers opened it to the public in the year 1991.
7 Kobe-Naruto, Japan- Pearl Bridge or Akashi-Kaikyō
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The Pearl Bridge is considered as one of the most amazing bridges of the world. This bridge also holds the record of the greatest length of any suspension bridge of the world. It was completed in the year 1991. The Pearl Bridge is considered as one of the major links of the Bridge Project of Honshu-Shikoku, that created three different routes across the large Inland Sea. This bridge is very strong and endures a great strength for it also survived the Kobe Earthquake that devastated a major portion of Japan in the year 1995.
6 Brooklyn Bridge: New York City, United States
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Brooklyn Bridge of the United States was completed in the year 1883 and i considered as the oldest suspension bridge of all the bridges in the country. This bridge has been the longest suspension bridge of the world from its very opening until the year 1903 when other longer bridges were built around the world. This bridge embraces a main span of 496.3 metres and is also considered as the very first suspension bridge of steel-wire. The Brooklyn Bridge has been termed as a National Historic Landmark as well as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark of the US.
5 Tsing Ma Bridge: Hong Kong, China
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This bridge is considered as the 9th greatest span suspension bridge of the world as well as the 2nd longest at the time of its total completion. The Tsing Ma Bridge is located in Hong-Kong and is comprised of two decks that carry the rail as well as the road traffic.
This feature makes it the longest suspension bridge of its kind. However, the bridge doesn’t embrace any walkway but there are six different lanes carrying the traffic of automobiles, with three lanes for each direction. This bridge is considered as one of the most amazing bridges of the world.
4 Gateshead, England – Bridge – Gateshead Millennium
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This Bridge of Gateshead is addressed as the ‘Winking Eye ‘ or the ‘Blinking Eye ‘ as a result of its tilting method and shape. This bridge also holds the position of the first and the only tilted bridge of the world.
This bridge has one unique feature and it appears like a winking eye whenever it is lowered or raised. This bridge was made open to the public in the month of September 2001. The Queen of England then officially opened this Bridge in the year 2002. This bridge has won a number of awards and admiration as a result of its innovative design.
3 Ponte Vecchio: Florence, Italy
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The Ponte Vecchio Bridge of Florence, Italy has been constructed over the Arno river and embraces the pattern of a stone closed- segmental arch bridge. This bridge is the third most amazing bridge of the world. This bridge is majorly known for its wonderful shops of arts, jewels as well as souvenir sellers. It is one beautiful bridge that also embraces a rich historical background.
It was built by the Romans and was not destroyed by the Nazis during the World War II where a number of European bridges were destroyed under an order from Hitler.
2 Sydney Harbour Bridge : Sydney, Australia
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The beautiful Sydney Harbour Bridge of Sydney, Australia has been nicknamed as ‘The Coathanger’ by the locals because of its amazing arch-based shape and design. This bridge is a very iconic image of New South Wales, Sydney and Australia. It was made open in the year 1932 and is the centre of the pride and celebrations of the Aussies. This bridge is considered as the sixth longest bridge of spanning-arch in the world. This bridge is 46.8 metres wide and is also considered as the tallest steel arch bridge of the world.
1 The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, United States
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This bridge is the most amazing bridge of the world. Located in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge is undoubtedly the most recognizable bridge of the world. The American Society of Civil Engineers have declared this bridge as one of the Wonders of the Modern World.
A number of travel guides consider the Golden Gate Bridge as the most beautiful and the most photographed bridge of the world. This bridge was opened in the year 1937 and was the longest suspension bridge of the world in terms of main span at around 4,200 feet until the year 1964.
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