Throughout the ages, man has been working hard to fill the gaps between physical obstacles and gaining easy access. A Man came with the idea of bridge to build an easy passage, then several bridges were structured and today they are considered as a landmark and plays a vital role, with the infrastructures around. Some have gained more significance due to their engineering wonders, while same are famous due to its spectacular view. Here are ‘Popular Bridges from Around the World’.
- Great Belt Bridge
The Great Belt Bridges are two bridges, one an Eastern Section and a Western one. An Island of Sprogo is split with the bridge. The East Bridge is 1,624-meters long which crosses deepest part of the Storebaelt between Sprogo and the island of Zealand. The East Bridge has two pylons and are known as the highest points in Denmark. While, the West Bridge is 21,689 feet high, it is combined road and Rail Bridge between Funen and Sporgo.
- Chapel Bridge
The Chapel Bridge is a long Bridge, which crosses the Ruess River in Lucerne City. It is oldest wooden bridges in Switzerland, Europe. The Bridge was constructed in the year 1333, which was designed to protect the city from attacks. There are series of painting inside the bridge from the 17th century which depicts the history Luzerne’s history. The bridge was rebuilt after 1993, fire accident.
- Chengyang Bridge
The Chengyang Bridge is also known as a Wind & Rain Bridge, was built in the year 1916 is one of the famous bridge in China in Dong Minority Region. The Bridge crosses the Linxi River and was constructed with wood and stones, without using nails or rivets. It measures 64.4m long and 3.4m wide and 10.6m high.
- Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge was completed in the year 1883, the bridge connects Brooklyn and Manhattan by crossing the East River. It is one of the longest suspension bridge and famous as landmark of New York.
- Sydney Harbour Bridge
It is one of the famous bridges around the world. it is also one of the largest steel arch bridge above the Sydney Harbour at 440-feet. The bridge was completed in 8-years and was opened on March 1932.
- Stari Most
The Stari Bridge is also known as ‘The Old Bridge’ it is one of the famous bridge crossing River Neretva in Bosnia & Herzegovina. It was built during Ottaman Turks in 1566 and was destroyed by 1993 during the Bosnia war. It was then rebuilt and opened by 2004.
- Akashi- Kaikyo Bridge
The Akashi- Kaikyo Bridge is also known as Pearl Bridge is longest suspension bridge at 6,532 feet in the world. It connects Kobe mainland on Awayi Island. The bridge took 12-years to complete and was opened for traffic by the year 1998.
- Tower Bridge
The Tower Bridge is an iconic symbol of London. It is a joint bascule with suspension bridge over River of Thames. The construction was completed in the year 1886, and took eight years to complete.it consist of two-towers the upper level and two horizontal walkway which is designed to withstand the suspension.
- Millau Viaduct
The Millau Viaduct Bridge is enormous and tallest vertical bridge around the world. It has the highest pylon at 343-meters, which is taller than Eiffel tower. The Bridge is built over the valley of River Tarn in Southern France.
- Golden Gate
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the famous tourist attractions in San Francisco. It spans between San Francisco and Marin Country to its north. It was designed by Architect Joseph B Strauss, which took 7-years to complete. The bridge can be easily visible also in thick fog which are frequently shrouded the bridge.