Beautiful bridges do so much more than get people from one place to another.
They create memories for the tourists that visit and take pictures of these breathtaking sites.
They serve as a symbol of a city and they’re an important part of the locals’ daily lives.
And they just look really awesome!
Some of these structures took decades to complete.
But they were so worth the wait!
We love seeing these amazing structures…
So we made up a list of our favorite bridges from all over the world.
Check out this list to see if you have seen any of them!
30) New Brunswick Hartland Bridge – New Brunswick, Canada
Design: Howe truss covered bridge
Material: concrete and wood
Length: 1,282 feet (391 meters)
Fun Fact: The New Brunswick Hartland Bridge is the world’s longest covered bridge.
29) The Confederation Bridge – Prince Edward Island, Canada
Cost: C$1.3 billion
Design: Multi-span post-tensioned concrete box girder
Material: concrete/reinforced steel
Height: 40 meters (131 feet)
Length: 12.9 kilometers (8 miles)
28) Millau Viaduct Bridge – Millau, France
Design: cable-stayed bridge
Material: Concrete and steel
Length: 2,460 meters (8,070 feet)
Width: 32.05 meters (105.2 feet)
Fun Fact: The Millau Viaduct Bridge is the tallest bridge in the world.
27) Brooklyn Bridge – New York City, New York
Cost: $15.5 million (almost $394 million today)
Design: hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge design
Material: limestone, granite, Rosendale cement
Length: 5,989 feet (1825.4 meters)
Width: 85 feet (25.9 meters)
Sad Fact: About 27 men died during construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.
26) Ponte Vecchio – Florence, Italy
Opened: Sometime around 996
Rebuilt: 1333 & 1345
Design: closed-spandrel segmental stone arch bridge
Length: 84 meters (276 feet
Width: 32 meters (105 feet)
Fun Fact: Hitler ordered the Germans to not destroy the bridge during their retreat in 1944. All other bridges in Florence were destroyed.
25) Sunniberg Bridge – Klosters, Switzerland
Design: Extradosed bridge
Length: 526 meters
Width: 12.38 meters
24) Sheikh Zayed Bridge – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Opened: November 28, 2010
Cost: $300 million
Design: Suspended deck / arch bridge
Material: prestressed concrete
Height: 60 meters above water (180 feet)
Length: 842 meters (2,762 feet)
Fun Fact: The Sheikh Zayed Bridge is one of the most intricate bridges ever constructed.
23) Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California
Opened: May 27, 1937
Cost: $35 million (just under $500 million today)
Design: Art Deco, Suspension, truss arch, truss causeways
Height: 746 feet (227.4 meters)
Length: 8,981 feet (2,737.4 meters)
Width: 90 feet (27.4 meters)
22) Bridge of Sighs – Venice, Italy
Design: Arch bridge
Length: 11 meters (33 feet)
Fun Fact: Back in the day, people thought the Bridge of Sighs was the last the view convicts would see before serving their sentence.
21) Sydney Harbour Bridge – Sydney, Australia
Cost: AU£ 6.25 million
Design: Through arch bridge
Height: 134 meters (440 feet)
Length: 1,149 meters (3,370 feet)
Width: 48.8 meters (160 feet)
Fun Fact: The Sydney Habour Bridge is the tallest steel arch bridge in the world.
20) Seri Wawasan Bridge – Putrajaya, Malaysia
Design: cable-stayed bridge
Height: 96 meters
Length: 240 meters
Width: 37.2 meters
19) Puente de la Mujer – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cost: $6 million
Design: Forward cantilever with gate swing, cable-stayed
Material: Steel, reinforced concrete
Height: 34 meters
Length: 170 meters
Width: 6.20 meters
18) Nescio Bridge – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cost: €12.2 million
Design: steel suspension
Material: steel, concrete
Length: 780 meters (2,559 feet)
17) Rialto Bridge – Venice, Italy
Design: stone arch bridge
Height: 7.32 meters from water to top of arch (24.0 feet
Length: 31.80 meters (104.3 feet)
Width: 8.90 meters (29.2 feet)
Learn more about Rialto Bridge and visiting Venice here!
16) Zubizuri – Bilbao, Spain
Design: tied arch footbridge
Material: steel and glass
Length: 246 feet
Width: 49 feet
15) Manhattan Bridge – New York City, New York
Cost: $31 million
Design: Suspension bridge
Height: 336 feet (102 meters)
Length: 6,885 feet (2,089 meters)
Width: 120 feet (37 meters)
14) Tower Bridge – London, England
Cost: £1,184,000 (or £124 million today)
Design: bascule bridge, suspension bridge
Material: concrete, steel, Cornish granite, Portland stone
Height: 213 feet (65 meters)
Length: 801 feet (244 meters)
Width: 105 feet (32 meters)
13) The Helix Bridge – Singapore
Design: Helical bridge
Material: Stainless steel
Length: 280 meters
12) Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge – Brasilia, Brazil
Design: asymmetric arch bridge with suspended deck
Material: steel and concrete
Height: 60 meters (200 feet)
Length: 1,200 meters (3,900 feet)
Width: 24 meters (79 feet)
11) Charles Bridge – Prague, Czech Republic
Material: Bohemian sandstone
Length: 515.8 meters (1,692 feet)
Width: 9.5 meters (31 feet)
10) Khaju Bridge – Isfahan, Iran
Design: arch bridge
Material: bricks and stone
Length: 133 meters
Width: 12 meters
9) Gateshead Millennium Bridge – Gateshead, England
Design: Tilt bridge
Length: 126 meters (413 feet)
Width: 8 meters (26 feet)
8) Tsing Ma Bridge – Hong Kong, China
Cost: HK$7.14 billion
Design: Double-decked suspension bridge
Length: 1,377 meters (4,518 feet)
Width: 41 meters (135 feet)
Fun Fact: The Tsing Ma Bridge is the longest bridge in the world that carries trains.
7) Nanpu Bridge – Shanghai, China
Length: 760 meters (2,493 feet)
6) Pont du Gard – Gard, France
Opened: Between 40 – 60 AD.
Cost: 30 million sesterces
Design: Arch bridge
Material: Shelly limestone
Height: 48.8 meters (160 feet)
Length: 360 meters (1,180 feet)
Width: 6.4 meters (21 feet)
Fun Fact: The Pont du Gard is the highest of all Roman aqueducts.
5) Royal Gorge Bridge – Canon City, Colorado, US
Material: Steel, timber
Height: 955 feet (291 meters) clearance below
Length: 1,260 feet (384 meters)
Width: 18 feet (5.5 meters)
Fun Fact: Royal Gorge Bridge is the tallest bridge in the United States.
4) Lupu Bridge – Shanghai, China
Cost: 2.5 billion yuan ($302 million)
Design: Through arch
Height: 100 meters (328 feet)
Length: 750 meters (2,461 feet)
Width: 28.7 meters (94 feet)
3) Vasco de Gama Bridge – Lisbon, Portugal
Cost: $1.1 billion
Design: cable-stayed, viaducts
Length: 12.35 kilometers (7.67 miles)
Width: 30 meters (98 feet)
Fun Fact: The Vasco de Gama Bridge is the longest bridge in Europe.
2) The Wind and Rain Bridge – Sanjiang County, China
Design: Covered bridge
Material: stone, wood, tiles
Length: 64.4 meters (211 feet)
Width: 3.4 meters (11 feet)
1) Stari Most – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Opened: 1566 -1567
Design: suspension arch
Material: local stone called tenelija, limestone
Height: 24 meters (78 feet 9 in
Length: 29 meters (98 feet 5 in
Width: 4 meters (13 1 in)
Fun Fact: The bridge hosts annual diving competitions where skilled divers will dive into the freezing waters below.
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