Which make bridges very useful is that it connects places and people too! But bridges nowadays just don’t serve as a way to connect two places and people. Bridges are now constructed with fine architectural design and creativity which make these bridges very prominent all over the globe. These bridges became tourists spots and landmarks of several places.
Take a look at these awesome bridges built beautifully.
Banpo Girder Bridge – Seoul, South Korea
This double decker bridge consists of the Banpo Bridge (upper part) and Jamso Bridge (lower part). The Jamso bridge is for bicycle riders and pedestrians and the Banpo bridge is for the cars and all other vehicles. What makes this bridge unique? It is the fountain feature of this bridge that made it the the Guinness World Record as the longest bridge fountain. This bridge sure looks great at night as nearly 10,000 LED nozzles in both sides shoots 190 tons of water every minute. Amazing!
Helix Bridge – Marina Bay Area, Singapore
Bridges in Singapore is not excluded from its high-tech architecture! One of the popular bridge is the Helix bridge which looks like a helix as seen in the picture. This bridge is even more beautiful at night as electric blue lights illuminate it.
The Python Bridge – Amsterdam, Netherlands
From the looks of it, it shapes like a snake though. Maybe that is why it is called Python bridge. This bridge is very unusual, don’t you think? The Python bridge was built to connect Sporenburg and Borneo Island.
Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, USA
This has been San Francisco’s symbol for years! This legendary bridge is popular by its reddish color and its length which made it one of the most photographed by people. They have spent $30 million just to build this beautiful bridge.
Tower Bridge – London, England
This bridge is one of the iconic landmark of London. It has a Victorian Gothic design which attracts so many tourists and passers-by. Another unique feature of this bridge is it has a glass floor and bascule. Great view!
The Moon Bridge – Taipei, Taiwan
This unique bridge can be found in Dahu Park in Northern Taiwan. Look at its design, it is unique and beautiful in a unique way. This bridge was designed like this so that the arch and the reflection of the arch in the water will resemble like that of the moon. That is why it is called Moon Bridge.
Camelback Bridge aka The Drunk Bridge – Norway
Is this the long and winding bridge? No wonder it is called the Drunk Bridge! This bridge will probably freak you out as it looks like it leads to nowhere. But don’t worry, this bridge is safe to drive on and it sure does lead to somewhere.
The Chengyang Wind And Rain Bridge – Sanjiang County, China
This bridge is not just a bridge. This bridge is just so unique! It has five pavilions and wooden roofs. Do you know why this bridge is called Chengyang Wind And Rain Bridge? This bridge along with the pavilions were designed to provide shelter to people from the rain and wind. Another interesting fact about this bridge is that it was constructed without using any nails on it. In order to provide rest to passers-by, this bridge has benches and railings on both sides.
Charles Bridge – Prague, Czech Republic
This Gothic bridge was built during the 14th century in order to connect the Lesser Town and the Old Town. In order to strengthen this bridge’s construction, it is said that egg yolks were combined into the mortar. Amazing, right? Also, in each end of the bridge is a tower which can let you enjoy the view of Prague.
Langkawi Sky Bridge – Kedah, Malaysia
This steel sky bridge allows tourists and visitors to see the beautiful view of nature from above. This sky bridge is located just above the Gunung Mat Chinchang mountain. It has two triangular sightseeing platforms so that tourists can rest and admire its scenic view.
Ponte Vecchio – Florence, Italy
This segmental arch bridge was built along with shops with it. This medieval bridges consists of many small shops on top of each other. Before, this shops were from butchers, greengrocers, and fishmongers but were replaced with goldsmiths. You can find fine gold here until today.
Were you amazed by these bridges?