30 Beautiful Bridges In The World

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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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1901

Cost: $33,000

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1997

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 2004

Cost: €394,000,000

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1883

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

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Bridge Facts:

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1998

 

Design: Extradosed bridge

Length: 526 meters

Width: 12.38 meters

 

24) Sheikh Zayed Bridge – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Bridge Facts:

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: May 27, 1937

Cost: $35 million (just under $500 million today)

Design: Art Deco, Suspension, truss arch, truss causeways

Material: Steel

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1603

Design: Arch bridge

Material: Limestone

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1932

Cost: AU£ 6.25 million

Design: Through arch bridge

Material: Steel

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 2003

Design: cable-stayed bridge

Height: 96 meters

Length: 240 meters

Width: 37.2 meters

 

19) Puente de la Mujer – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 2001

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 2006

Cost: €12.2 million

Design: steel suspension

Material: steel, concrete

Length: 780 meters (2,559 feet)

 

17) Rialto Bridge – Venice, Italy

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1591

Design: stone arch bridge

Material: stone

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1997

Design: tied arch footbridge

Material: steel and glass

Length: 246 feet

Width: 49 feet

 

15) Manhattan Bridge – New York City, New York

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1909

Cost: $31 million

Design: Suspension bridge

Material: Steel

Height: 336 feet (102 meters)

Length: 6,885 feet (2,089 meters)

Width: 120 feet (37 meters)

 

14) Tower Bridge – London, England

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1984

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 2010

Design: Helical bridge

Material: Stainless steel

Length: 280 meters

 

12) Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge – Brasilia, Brazil

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 2002

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1402

Design: Stone

Material: Bohemian sandstone

Length: 515.8 meters (1,692 feet)

Width: 9.5 meters (31 feet)

 

10) Khaju Bridge – Isfahan, Iran

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1650

Design: arch bridge

Material: bricks and stone

Length: 133 meters

Width: 12 meters

 

9) Gateshead Millennium Bridge – Gateshead, England

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 2001

Design: Tilt bridge

Length: 126 meters (413 feet)

Width: 8 meters (26 feet)

 

8) Tsing Ma Bridge – Hong Kong, China

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1997

Cost: HK$7.14 billion

Design: Double-decked suspension bridge

Material: Steel

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1991

Design: Cable-stayed

Length: 760 meters (2,493 feet)

 

6) Pont du Gard – Gard, France

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Bridge Facts:

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1929

Cost: $350,000

Design: Suspension

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 2003

Cost: 2.5 billion yuan ($302 million)

Design: Through arch

Material: Steel

Height: 100 meters (328 feet)

Length: 750 meters (2,461 feet)

Width: 28.7 meters (94 feet)

 

3) Vasco de Gama Bridge – Lisbon, Portugal

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1998

Cost: $1.1 billion

Design: cable-stayed, viaducts

Material: cement

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1912

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

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Bridge Facts:

Opened: 1566 -1567

Rebuilt: 2004

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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