10 Most Amazing Bridges in the World
If you love seeing things in this amazing world, here are the 10 most amazing bridges in the world.
The greatest steel and concrete structures built and engineered by man and machine, laid down above, water, valleys, or roads, to connect city with city providing passage for all. Here are the world’s amazing Bridges, designed in various shapes and sizes featured in different parts of the world.
1 Tsing Ma Bridge: Hong Kong, China
Among the world’s beautiful brigades, this is one of the longest span suspension Bridges, it was considered to be the second longest in the World at the time when the bridge was finally completed. The Bridge highlighted two decks and catered to both rail and road traffic, which in turn makes it one the largest suspension Bridges of its kind. The Bridge was also named after two Islands on each end, namely: Tsing Yi and Ma Wan.
2 Tower Bridge: London, England
The London Bridge is a joint bascule and suspension bridge in the heart of London that crosses the River Thames. It is located in the vicinity of the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. It is an iconic symbol of London. The Bridge was opened on June 30, 1894 by The Prince of Wales himself.
3 Nanpu Bridge: Shanghai, China
A Sister bridge to Yangpu Bridge, has been one of the main bridges in Shanghai which was then opened to the public in the year 1991. The Bridge measures 8346 in length and is 423 meters in its main span which is known as one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world.
4 Vasco Da Gama Bridge: Lisbon, Portugal
It spreads right across the Tagus River close to Lisbon, the main capital of Portugal, built to make passage easier so to avoid congestion of vehicles that would cause heavy traffic even from people who would throng from other parts of the country and Europe to visit the Expo98. The length of this great cross over is 17km (11 miles) long and 10km (6 miles) of which passes over the river, definitely making it the longest and popular Bridge in Europe.
5 Brooklyn Bridge: New York City, U.S.A.
Clearly among the world’s most amazing bridges, the Brooklyn Bridge Was opened to public on May 24, 1883 was America’s proudest moments, considered to be one of the oldest and most remarkable suspension bridges. It stood at 1,595.5 feet tall and was one of its kind with having the first steel wire suspension. Having the most spectacular sight it was also elected in 1964 as a National Historical Landmark and in current times considered one of the “Eighth Wonder of the World.
6 Charles Bridge, Prague
This is a stone gothic bridge across the river Vltava and connecting the old town of Prague with Malana Strana, the lesser town. It is decorate with gothic statues and statuaries sculpted in Baroque style in 1700 which have been replaced by replicas. The bridge offers a stunning view of Prague Castle.
7 Akashi Kaikyo Bridge: Kobe, Japan
Among the most amazing bridges is the world's greatest and longest suspension Bridge with a length of 3911 meters, 12,831 ft also known as the Pearl Bridge. It was inaugurated on April 5, 1998. The Bridge serves as a main stream link between two cities of Iwaya and Kobe and has been Japans most visited tourist spots with two incredible parks which are built near the Bridge. The amazing view of the bridge from the parks will just dazzle you with that magnificent sight.
8 Sydney Harbour Bridge: Sydney, Australia
This so called “The Coat hanger” by some locals was opened in 1932 and from then has been known as Australia’s major pride. Having the longest and the tallest steel Arch with its widest long span deck, at 48.8 meters (160 feet) wide it is ranked sixth in the world.
9 Millau Bridge France
This arrow shaped bridge is one of the most spoken amazing bridges in the world when it concerns to the Guiness Book of World Records. Millau Bridge spans the valley of the river tarn and is situated in the north of France. Having said about World Records this well engineered is not only the largest ever cable stayed road bridge but also the world’s tallest bridge with a height of 1,125ft. The bridge was opened to the public in 2004 just so to close the "missing link" of auto route A75 that actually connected Paris in the north with Perpignan in the south.
10 Oliveira Bridge: Sao Paulo, Brazil
The main deck of the Bridge has a very unusual look due to its “X” shaped form. The base is 76 meters wide and the top is 35.4 meters wide. If at all you were standing on top of a 46th storey building you would definitely be in level with its highest point. Among the world’s most amazing bridges in the world today, it’s also known to be the only bridge in the world with two curved road tracks supported by a single concrete mast.