Most Beautiful Bridges in the World

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Thanks to novel construction and superb design, humankind can have chances to enjoy architectural marvels. Also, the following bridges are regarded as the most famous ones around the world.

 

1. Banpo Bridge (South Korea): The Fountain Bridge

 

The Banpo Bridge in Seoul installed a 10,000-nozzle fountain running all the way down both sides, so the bridge became an enormous tourist attraction. In addition, the bridge has the capacity to pump over 190 tons of water per minute from the river below.

 

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The Fountain Bridge

 

2. Henderson Waves (Singapore): Most Beautiful Pedestrian Bridge

 

Henderson Waves is the bridge which is 36 meters tall and raises 12 storeys above the road. Besides that, it is popular for the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore and connects two parks, Telok Blangah Hill and Mount Faber.

 

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Henderson Waves

 

3. Oliveira Bridge (Brazil): World's First X-shaped Cable-Stayed Bridge with two crossed lanes

 

The Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge is built over the Pinheiros River in São Paulo, Brazil. Approximately 138 metres (450-ft) in height, the bridge connects Marginal Pinheiros Freeway to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue. Additionally, its design is unique in that it owns an X-shaped supporting tower and 2 curved decks which cross each other as they pass through the tower.

 

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Oliveira Bridge

 

4. Millau Bridge (France): World's Tallest Vehicular Bridge


The Millau Bridge is about 8,071-ft long, with the longest single span at 1,122-ft and a maximum clearance below of 886-ft. This bridge is also an impressive sight for tourists.

 

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Millau Bridge

 

5. Hangzhou Bay Bridge (China): World's Longest Trans-Oceanic Bridge


Hangzhou Bay Bridge, the longest trans-oceanic bridge in the world expands across the Hangzhou Bay and extends to 35.673 kilometers (22 miles) in length. It is the host of six expressway lanes in two directions. The bridge was also built with a view to reduce traffic congestion and shorten the driving time between Shanghai and Ningbo.

 

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Hangzhou Bay Bridge

 

6. Tower Bridge (UK): The Famous and Beautiful Victorian Bridge

 

Created by Horace Jones and Wolfe Barry in 1894, Tower Bridge is regarded as the most beautiful bridge and also one of the most prominent landmarks in London. This bridge also has a length of 800-ft but raises in the centre to a maximum clearance of 140-ft, letting ships to pass down the Thames.

 

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Tower Bridge

 

7. Ponte Vecchio (Italy): Oldest and Most Famous of all bridges

 

The Ponte Vecchio in Florence is one of the most ancient with fully stone-built segmental arch-bridge in Italy and has become one of Italy's most noted tourist spots.

 

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Ponte Vecchio

 

8. Wind and Rain Bridge (China): Dong people's bridge

 

The Wind and Rain Bridge is the standing architectural form of the minority people known as Dongs. This bridge is also the largest of its kind in Diping and the largest in Guizhou Province, where China's largest Dong community lives.

 

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Wind and Rain Bridge

 

Other famous bridges of the world

 

 

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This article was published on 2010/02/22