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Top 10 Most Famous Bridges Around The World

Bridges are ways to overcome crowd and narrow streets and make use of lands in a different way. They facilitate movements of cars and people all over the world. They are a stunning example of the engineering innovation. The most famous ones are included here in this article, as follows:

10 Ponte Vecchi:

It is a bridge built over the Arno River, it is mainly famous for its shops of jewelers, and souvenir sellers. Being the oldest stone in Europe, it is closed-spandrel segmental curved bridge. Yet, the Ponte Vecchio Bridge is stunning and its history dates back to the time of the Romans. For the duration of World War II, unlike many other bridges in Europe, it was not shattered by the Nazis. It stands still, refusing a defeat.

9 Brooklyn Bridge:

It is located in New York, US. Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest hybrid cable-stayed bridges in the United States. Actually, it is built in 1883. It is considered as a National Historic Landmark, being an iconic characteristic of New York. It links the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn with a leg on each side of the East River. It has a core span of 1,595.5 feet.

8 Gateshead Millennium Bridge:

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is founded in England, it is perambulator and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne. The bridge links Gateshead’s Quays arts quarter in the south, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north. This amazing structure was conceived and designed by Wilkinson Eyre, an architect and Gifford, structural engineer.

7 Akashi-Kaikyō or Pearl Bridge:

The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge or the Pearl Bridge connects Kobe on the mainland of Honshu to Iwaya on Awaji Island, in Japan. It covers the busy Akashi Strait. It includes a part of the Honshu-Shikoku Highway. It was completed in 1998; the bridge has the greatest central span, with 1,991 meters. It is one of the main links of the Honshū-Shikoku Bridge Project.

6 Nanpu Bridge:

The Nanpu Bridge is built in Shanghai, China, and completed in 1991, it belongs to the Yangpu Bridge, being one of the main bridges in Shanghai. It is deemed to be cable-stayed bridge that was designed by the cooperation between Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute, Shanghai Urban Construction College, and Shanghai Urban Construction Design Institute, supported by the help of Holger S. Svensson. Its span reaches 428 meters, which means that it is shorter than the Yangpu Bridge. It is ranked the 57th longest cable-stayed bridge in the world.

5 Tower Bridge:

Tower Bridge is a joint bascule and a cable-stayed bridge in London, England. It crosses the River Thames, being close to Tower of London. The bridge has two towers linked together through two horizontal walkways, designed to endure the forces of the hanging sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The perpendicular part of the forces in the hanging sections and the perpendicular reactions of the two sidewalks are carried by the two full-bodied towers.

4 Pont du Gard Aqueduct:

It is an antique Roman bridge that crosses the Gardon River; it is located in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins, France. It is built in the 1st century AD, the Pont du Gard is the uppermost of all Roman channel bridges. It was adjoined to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1985 due to its historical importance. The whole bridge goes down in height by only 56 feet over its entire length.

3 Széchenyi Chain Bridge:

The Széchenyi Chain is a suspension bridge, built in Hungary; it crosses the River Danube, linking Buda to Pest, the both sides of Budapest. The bridge is designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark and was opened in 1849.

2 The Helix Bridge:

The Helix Bridge is a pedestrian bridge, built in Singapore. It connects Marina Centre to Marina South in the Marina Bay area. It was partly opened in 2010, as there are continuing constructions at the Marina Bay Sands, till July 2010. It locates beside the Benjamin Sheares Bridge. The bridge harmonized other major expansion projects intended in the area that were ready in 2012.

1 Golden Gate Bridge:

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge with a leg on each side of the Golden Gate strait, of a mile wide, and three mile long, linking San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean. The bridge is one of the most worldwide famous symbols of San Francisco, California. It has been stated to be one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Bridges are pieces of amazing architecture and engineering, and each one has a feature, that makes it distinguishable from the others.

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