Wonderful bridges around the world. Pont du Gard, France
There are a lot of bridges all over the world. Travel on land is easier, safer, and more direct with bridges. Footbridges allow people to cross roads, rivers, and railroads safely.
The first bridges were made by placing tree trunks across rivers. Later, people made rope bridges by weaving plants together and built stone bridges with strong arches. Today bridges are built with concrete and other strong, modern materials instead of natural materials.
The Akashi-kaikyo bridge in Japan, has the longest single span of any bridge. The central span is 1,991 m long.
There are various ways of building bridges. Most of them rest on solid supports. Pontoon bridges float on the surface of the water.
Bridges that carry water are called aqueducts. The romans built many aqueducts with high stone arches, several of which survive today.
Suspension bridges can span the longest distances because they are lightweight.
The Dutch are very proud of Moses Bridge, which is almost invisible.
Storseisundet Bridge in Norway was opened on July 7, 1989. It is only 260 meters long. Storseisundet Bridge is one of the eight bridges of the Atlantic road, a two-lane road connecting small islands to the northern coast of the Atlantic Ocean. This bizarre structure is called “crooked bridge”, and even “a bridge to nowhere”. Well, the last name does not correspond to the truth: this bridge connects the mainland of Norway with the island of Avera.
Aiola Island Bridge
Flood of 1342 destroyed Charles Bridge’s 500-meter stone predecessor, which was considered the longest in Europe. For Prague, this was a real catastrophe. And the King of Bohemia Charles IV ordered to build a new bridge that could withstand the most severe flood. There are 30 statues on the bridge that depict various saints and they were made in the eighteenth century.
The Amazon is not crossed by any bridge. Only in 2010 a bridge across one of its tributaries, Rio Negro, was built.
The pedestrian bridge Ponte Vecchio is one of the most famous in the world. It was built in 1345 in Florence. It is a unique monument of architecture, almost unchanged since the XIV century.
Alexander III Bridge, France, Paris
From time immemorial the bridges were especially revered by people. Many peoples considered them to be a place where unknown spirits ruled. After all, the bridge is a border area – a transition from one coast to another, and even between the earth and the sky. In addition, it is believed that bridges open portals to other worlds from time to time.
More and more often, newlyweds go to bridges on their wedding day to hang locks on their railing and thereby strengthen their marriage for many years.
Wonderful bridges around the world
Bastai Bridge over the Elbe River, Schweiz National Park, Saxony
Bosporus bridge connects the European and Asian parts of Istanbul
Bridge in Shahar, Yemen
Bridge in Tokyo
Bridge in Utrecht, the Netherlands
Bridge of Freedom, Budapest
Bridge of tree roots, India
Bridge Ranyang, Jiangsu Province, China
Brooklyn Bridge, New York
Charles Bridge, Prague
Chengyang Bridge, China
Constantine Bridge, Algeria
Devil’s Bridge in the Kromlau Park, Germany
Dragon Bridge in Danang, Vietnam
Fairy Bridge, Scotland
Fort Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
Glass Bridge in Tbilisi, Georgia
Glenfinnan viaduct in Scotland
Hangzhou Bay Bridge, China
Harbor Bridge, Sydney
Heavenly Bridge in Langkawi, Malaysia
Helix Bridge, Singapore
Henderson Wave Bridge
Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne, Germany
Hoover Dam Bypass
In Brazil there is the only bridge in the world with the support in the form of the letter X – Oliveira Bridge
Japanese Pearl Bridge
Iron Bridge, Shropshire, England
Juscelino Kubitschek, Brasilia, Brazil
Kapelbrucke, Lucerne, Switzerland
Khaju Bridge is the oldest bridge in the East, as iconic as Ponte Vecchio for Europe
Kurilpa Bridge, Australia
Lotefossen waterfall, Odda, Norway
Kintai Bridge, Japan
Mackinac Bridge, Michigan
Magdeburg water bridge
Many call St. Petersburg the city of bridges because of the huge number of beautiful and original bridges
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas
Millau Viaduct, France
Millennium Bridge in Gateshead, England
Moon bridge in Dahu Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Moon Bridge, Ferrara, Italy
Moses Bridge, Netherlands
Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, Brazil
Old Bridge, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Penang Bridge, Malaysia
Ponte Vecchio, Florence
Puente del Alamillo, Seville, Spain
Puente Nuevo, Ronda, Spain. The construction of the bridge took 42 years, in 1751 it was completed
Puente Trajan, Spain
Python Bridge, Amsterdam
Railway bridge in Iowa, USA
Rainbow bridge-fountain of Banpo, Seoul
Rainbow Footbridge, Magun, Taiwan
Rolling Bridge, London, England
Royal Gorge Bridge
Sheikh Zayed Bridge, United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Strait of Femarn, Germany
Suspension bridge across the Kapilano River, Vancouver, Canada
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The bridge of Konitsa, Greece
The Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam is the longest drawbridge in the world
The famous architect Santiago Kalatravit built the White Bridge in Spain
The Golden Gate, San Francisco
The highest bridge is the Millau viaduct in France, because its height is 343 meters
The longest automobile bridge in the world is Hangzhou in China. Its length is 36 kilometers
The most famous Venetian bridge is Rialto, the oldest bridge of the city of love
The road-bridge to the island of San Juan de Gastelugache, Spain
Tower Bridge, London
Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong
Vasco da Gama Bridge, near Lisbon
Venice, Bridge of Sighs