Beautiful Bridges Around The World
Here is a list of 15 of the most beautiful bridges around the world. Bridges connect land, countries, and people, these listed below are just pure artwork.
This spectacular bridge is recently opened in Gstaad, Switzerland. At 9 800 feet high and 351 feet long Peak Walk is the first bridge that connects two mountain peaks. The bridge is designed to survive extreme weather, heavy snow, and strong wind. It can hold up to 300 people, but for safety reasons that number has been restricted to 150.
Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) is located in Ronda, Andalucia, Spain and it’s not that new at all. They started building this bridge in 1759 and it took 34 years to be built. Fifty workers died during construction. The chamber below the central arch was used as a prison for a long time.
This is the most photographed bridge in Luxemburg, located in the Mullerthal region. The whole environment and nature are very much like the scene from The Hobbit movie.
Stone Bridge is a connection between the Bay of Biscay and a little island with the church located on its highest point. According to legend after you completed your climbing you should ring the bell three times and make a wish.
Dyavolski Most or Devil’s Bridge was built between 1515 and 1518 by Ottoman Empire. This medieval bridge was built on the remains of the ancient Roman bridge. The local legend says that one can see the devil’s step in one of the stones, which is probably where its name comes from.
Stari Most or Old bridge (Mostar) was built in the 16th century by the Ottoman Empire. Upon its completion it was the widest man-made arch in the world. It was destroyed in 1993. by the Croatian army during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The bridge was reconstructed eleven years later (2004).
In northeastern India, one of the wettest places on earth, bridges grow on their own. Roots that are reaching the other side of the river are taking their roots on the soil connecting two shores. Living root bridges are extremely strong, they can support the weight of fifty or more people.
This pedestrian bridge connects Marina South and Marina Center in Marina Bay in Singapore. Pairs of colored letters c and g, as well as a and t on the bridge which are lit up at night in red and green, represent cytosine, guanine, adenine, and thymine, the four bases of DNA.
Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge are located in Sanjiang County, China. An interesting fact about this bridge is that builders didn’t use nails while constructing it. Chengyang Bridge is made of wood and stone, pieces of wood in the bridge are closely jointed.
The Bridge of Sights is located in Venice, northern Italy. The bridge name comes from the legend that prisoners had their last view on Venice through the window before they were taken to their cells. Another legend says that lovers will be granted eternal love if they kiss on a gondola at sunset under the Bridge of Sighs as the bells of St Marks’s Campanile toll.
The third bridge from Spain on this list is placed in Seville and it’s connecting with island La Cartuja. This modern bridge was constructed as part of infrastructure improvements for Expo 92, which was held on large banana farms on the island.
Glenfinnan Viaduct or a bridge that takes Harry Potter to Hogwarts is built between July 1897 and October 1898. This location was used for many movies and TV shows, including Ring of Bright Water, Charlotte Gray, Monarch of the Glen, Stone of Destiny, and German Charlie and Louise.
The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is a Medieval stone bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along with it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers, and souvenir sellers.
Khaju Bridge was built by the Persian king, Shah Abbas around 1650, on the foundations of an older bridge. Although architecturally functioning as a bridge, it also served a primary function as a building and a place for public meetings. In the center of the structure, a pavilion exists inside which Shah Abbas would have once sat, admiring the view. Today, there are remains of a stone seat, all that is left of the king’s chair.
If you ever end up in one of these areas, I hope you will remember to visit these amazing places.