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Top 25 Bridges Around The World

Do you ever wonder how brilliant minds crated bridges all over the world since Roman times without the use of cranes or sophisticated laser guidance or modern materials and techniques ? The truly  interesting fact is that most of  those structures are still in use today.Probably this fact motivated modern engineers to design and build bridges that would blow Gustave Eiffel’s mind. Let’s take a look at some fabulous engineering wonders.

The Millau Bridge is the highest road bridge in the world and it’s located in Southern France

One of my favorite is the Millau Bridge in France .This is considered to be the world’s tallest bridge, with more than 50 feet taller that the Eifel Tower.After you jump take a look at some more impressive bridges from around the world.

The Golden Gate Bridge, one of the Wonders of the Modern World

Another amazing structure is in the USA. The Golden Gate Bridge is an iron giant suspended 150 meters  over the San Francisco Bay.It was first opened to general public in 1937 and is crossed by 118,000 cars per day ever since.

The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, a suspension bridge with the longest central span in the world
The Bosphorus Bridge in Turkey, completed in 1973, connects Europe and Asia
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Confederation Bridge in New Brunswick, Canada, commonly referred to as the Fixed Link
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The Donghai Bridge from China is one of the world’s longest cross-sea bridges
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The Forth Railway Bridge from Scotland is currently featuring the world’s second-longest single span
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The Hangzhou Bay Bridge from China, a highway bridge with a cable-stayed form
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The Incheon Bridge from South Korea opened in 2009 and has a reinforced concrete structure
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The Kapellbrücke or Chapel Bridge is located in Switzerland and features several 17th century paintings
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Built in 1673, the Kintai Bridge from Japan has five wooden arches
The Millennium Bridge can be found in Newcastle, England and it’s a pedestrian and cyclist tilt structure
The Penang Bridge from Malaysia was officially opened in 1985 and has been expanded several years later
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Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct and has three tiers of arches

Pont du Gard is a notable ancient Roman project of civil engineering. It is part of a 50 km long aqueduct spreading along Southern France.

Ponte Vecchio from Italy is a medieval stone arch bridge with three segments
The Tsing Ma Bridge was named after the islands it connects, Tsing Yi and Ma Wan

The Chinese architects designed and build an incredible modern, hi-tech bridge. Tsing Ma Bridge connects two of Hong-Kong’s islands and is an important section in the road network, running from Lantau to the international airport.

Puente de la Mujer is a rotating footbridge that rotates 90 degrees in order to allow water traffic to pass
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Puente Nuevo is located in Spain and took a total of 42 years to build
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The Rialto Bridge is the oldest bridge across the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
Runyang Bridge in China is actually a complex of two bridges and part of the Beijing-Shanghai Expressway
The San Diego-Coronado Bridge is a concrete and steel structure that crosses over San Diego Bay
The Ãresund Bridge and an impressive structure in Denmark, Sweden
The Sydney Harbour Bridge from Australia, world’s tallest steel arch bridge
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The Tower Bridge an iconic symbol in London located close to the Tower of London
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The Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal is the longest bridge in Europe

In Lisbon, Portugal  you can find the longest bridge in Europe, with a total length of 17.2 km.It is called Vasco da Gama Bridge , named after the man who discovered the sea route from Europe to India.{and now comes the part when we credid the pcitures:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24, and 25}.

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Posted in Best Of on January 28, 2012

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