8 Most Amazing Bridges in the World

Posted: October 13, 2012 in Amazing Articles, Interesting News, Photos, World

This is a collection of the most amazing, gorgeous and magnificent bridges in the world. Sometimes it is unbelievable, how human could build these enormous constructions.  Check this out and tell us which one you would like to cross the first.

Akashi Kaikyo bridge (Japan)

The Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge or “Pearl Bridge”, has the longest centralspan of any suspension bridge,  at 1,991 metres (6,532 ft).

The two main supporting towers are 282.8 m (928 ft)  above sea level.  There are more than 300,000 kilometres (190,000 mi) of wire used in steal cables: each cable is 112 centimeters (44 in) in diam eter and contains 36,830 strands of wire.

This magnificent “Pearl Bridge” cost more than 500 billion yen and is being used by 23 000 cars per day.

Magdeburg water bridge (Germany)

The Magdeburg Water Bridge is a navigable aqueduct in Germany that connects the Elbe-Havel Canal to the Mittelland Canal, and allows ships to cross over the Elbe River. At 918 meters, it is the longest water bridge in the world.

Millau Viaduct (France)

The Millau Viaduct in France is the world’s tallest vehicular bridge. It is 2,460 m long, 32 m wide & 343 m high. In 2004, after 17 years of planning and work, it was finally completed and formed the missing link in the A75, connecting Paris and Perpignan. Construction cost was approximately €400 million

Oresund bridge (Sweden – Denmark)

Oresund Bridge linking Denmark with Sweden is the longest road and rail bridge-tunnel in Europe. The bridge runs nearly 8 km (5 miles) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm, which lies in the middle of the strait. The remainder of the link is by tunnel from Peberholm to the Danish island of Amager.

Royal Gorge bridge (USA, Colorado)

The Royal Gorge Bridge is a tourist attraction near Cañon City, Colorado. The bridge is 955 feet (291 m) above the Arkansas River,  and held the record of highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2001, when it was surpassed by the Liuguanghe Bridge in China.

Lake Pontchartrain bridge (USA, Louisiana)

The Lake Pontchartrain bridge  consists of two parallel bridges crossing Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana, United States. The longer of the two bridges is 23.83 miles (38.35 km) long. Since 1969 it was in Guinness World Records as the longest bridge over water in the world

Khaju bridge (Iran)

Khaju Bridg is the finest bridge in the province of Isfahan, Iran.  It was built in 1650 C.E. by the Persian Safavid king, Shah Abbas II , on the foundations of an older bridge. The existing inscriptions suggest that the bridge was repaired in 1873.

Henderson Waves bridge (Singapore)

Henderson Waves  is a 274-metre (899 ft) long pedestrian bridge.  It is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore raised at 36 metres (118 ft) above Henderson Road. It connects Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park.

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