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Most Amazing Bridges Around the World

15 November 2012 No Comment

Today bridges are not only the means of traveling, but also the symbol of man’s advanced technologies.  The architects and engineers have been able to blend the technology and architecture to create better and spectacular bridges.  Many of them are true piece of excellence. They are the model of classic engineering capabilities. Lets us see some of the most amazing bridges around the world.

Khaju Bridge,Turkey

The Khanju Bridge in Ishfahan has 23 arches and is 105 meters long. The bridge is an amazing example of Iran architecture. It was built in the 1650s.

Puente del Alamillio, Spain

This striking bridge was built in 1992 to extent the Canal de Alfonso XIII and La Cartuja. Its structure of the single cantilevered pylon counterbalances the rest of the span.

Chengyang Bridge, China

The Chengyang Bridge is an amazing bridge made up of two platforms, 3 piers, and 4 spans, 5 pavilions, 19 verandas, and three floors. These types of bridges are called the wind and rain bridges because the covered bridges help people cross the river as well as protect them from the elements.

Stari Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Stari Most is so just beautiful. The bridge was built in the 16th century by the Ottoman Empire in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The simple, elegant design results in one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.

The Old Bridge of Konitsa, Greece

The centuries-old bridge in Greece spreads across the river Aoos, which is full in winter. If you look closer you can see a bell at the right side of the bridge. It is a warning signal and villagers say that when there is enough wind to make the bell sound. It is too dangerous to cross the bridge.

Rode Brug, Utrecht, the Netherlands

The “Red Bridge”, in Utrecht,Holland, is not just a bridge. It has much symbolism involved in it.  If you take the left from the bridge, you will arrive in Utrecht’s red light district where you can get prostitutes. Above all, the shape of the bridge is often referred to that of a woman’s legs apart and the pelvic area.

MilleniumBridge, Gateshead, UK

This bridge is located in Gateshead,United Kingdom. The pedestrian and cyclist bridge has earned many prestigious awards for its structure and it works on a tilt. The part over the water tilts 40 degrees to allow boats and ships through. At night, the bridge exhibits a colorful display of lights.

TianjinEye, China

The most striking part of the Tianjin Eye Bridge is the giant Ferris Wheel built over it. The bridge spans the Yongle River in China and is 120 meters high.

Python Bridge, Holland

Python Bridge connects Sporenburg with the island of Borneo in Holland. This footbridge received the International Footbridge award in 2002.

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