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18 Stunning Bridges From Around The World

January 9th, 2008 · 187 Comments

Bridges

With the technological boom of the last century came a huge increase in construction capability, and rivers, seas or valleys which were once thought to be completely uncrossable were finally overcome by the advent of numerous new, spectacular bridges. So in honour of these incredible engineering achievements, we have selected our favourite few bridges from around the world. We have the very old, the very new, the very-nearly-finished, the very long and of course the ones which just look very, very cool. Take your pick!

Millau Bridge, Tarn Valley

Millau Bridge

Millau Bridge: Towering 1,125ft above the Tarn Valley in southern France, driving along the Millau Bridge, the largest cable-stayed vehicular bridge in the world, is said to feel like flying. This Foster + Partners marvel is slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower, took three years to build and opened to the public in 2004. While it may provide picturesque views of the valley below, once the mist descends it is not a route for the faint hearted! The Millau Bridge has a total length of 8,071ft with the longest single span at 1,122ft and a maximum clearance below of 886ft; in short the bridge is massively impressive both on paper and in real life. The deck is lofted on 7 pylons and weighs 36,000 tonnes. A series of 7 masts, each 292ft tall and weighing 700 tonnes, are attached to the corresponding pylons.

Fehmarn Belt Bridge, Baltic Sea

Fehmarn Belt Bridge

Fehmarn Belt Bridge: When completed in 2018 the Fehmarn Belt Bridge will stretch 11.8 miles and connect the German island of Fehmarn with the Danish island of Lolland at an estimated cost of $2.2 billion. Initial plans show the bridge will be constructed with 3 cable-stayed spans each approximately 2,375ft long and supported by four 918ft tall pillars giving 213ft of vertical clearance beneath. The proposed bridge has been controversial with opposition from businesses and conservationists who fear it may damage local wildlife.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Gateshead

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Gateshead Millennium Bridge: The award winning $44 million Gateshead Millennium Bridge is the first and only tilting bridge in the world. Hydraulic rams at each end of the bridge allow it to tilt so small ships may pass through, and it is this innovative technology which won its designers the prestigious Stirling Prize for architecture in 2002. Thanks to the 19,000 tonnes of concrete poured into 98ft deep foundations and enough steel to build 64 double decker buses, the bridge can withstand a collision with a 4,000 tonne ship moving at 4 knots.

Bering Straits Bridge, Bering Straits

Bering Straits Bridge

Bering Straits Bridge: The proposed Bering Straits bridge will hopefully act as a transcontinental link by land, connecting Asia, Africa and Europe with North and South America. Possible locations for the bridge have been suggested, with Cape Dezhnev, Chukotka, and Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska looking the most likely sources. Some suggestions have called for a series of three bridges spanning over 50 miles in total, although the tough Arctic conditions which make the area so notorious will almost definitely hinder construction and maintenance.

Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam

Erasmusbrug

Erasmusbrug: Nicknamed ‘The Swan’ due to the shape of the pylon supporting it, the Erasmusbrug was completed in 1996 and acts as a link between the north and south of the city of Rotterdam. To allow ships to pass, the southern span boasts a 292ft long bascule bridge, the largest and heaviest if its kind in Europe. Popular for its aesthetic appeal, the bridge featured in the 2005 film ‘Who Am I?’ in which Red Bull Air Race planes flew underneath! Construction of the 2,650ft long, 6,800 tonne Erasmusbrug cost $110 million and was completed in 1996. Soon after opening to road traffic it was discovered that the bridge would sway under high wind and had to be retrofitted with dampeners.

Kintaikyo, Iwakuni

Kintaikyo

Kintaikyo: Possibly one of the most unlucky bridges in the world, Kintaikyo was reconstructed in the town of Iwakuni in 1673 after every other attempt to cross the Nishiki River via bridge had been foiled by seasonal flooding. Remarkably, the five wooden arches remained intact right up to 1950 when a typhoon finally destroyed them. However, intent on not being beaten, the bridge was again reconstructed three years later and is still crossable today!

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio: The Ponte Vecchio in Florence is one of the most famous tourist spots in Italy, and is thought to be the oldest wholly-stone built, segmental arch bridge in Europe, although there are many partial segments which date further back. It was originally built of wood until destroyed by floods in 1333, and twelve years later it was rebuilt using stone. Famous for its lining of shops, the bridge has housed everybody from Medieval merchants and butchers to souvenir stalls and art dealers.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge: Completed in 1937 as the then longest suspension bridge in the world at a total length of 8,921ft, the Golden Gate Bridge is perhaps the most famous bridge in the world. Situated in San Francisco, the bridge was an enormous construction achievement at the time. It broke safety records as ‘only’ eleven construction workers were killed during construction, 19 others saved by the innovative safety net placed beneath. Photographed by thousands of tourists each year, the distinctive red paint coat is actually officially ‘international orange’, and was originally chosen to enhance visibility during the foggy conditions that are synonymous with the Bay area. The Golden Gate Bridge was brought in $1.3 million under budget at a cost of $27 million, carries 100,000 vehicles on an average day and requires 38 full-time painters for maintenance. 26 people are known to have survived the 4 second, 220ft fall at 75 mph into the strait below.

Tower Bridge, London

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge: Completed in 1894 and designed by Horace Jones and Wolfe Barry, Tower Bridge (so named after the two, striking, 141ft high towers) is one of the most famous landmarks in London. The 800ft long bridge has a 28ft clearance when closed but raises in the centre to a maximum clearance of 140ft that allows ships to pass down the Thames. Back in the days when goods were moved by sea instead of air the bridge was raised around 50 times daily. Tower Bridge took 432 workers 8 years to build. During that time they sank 70,000 tonnes of concrete into 2 huge piers, lowered 2 counterbalanced bascules into place each weighing 1,000 tonnes and then clad the whole bridge in Portland stone and Cornish granite to disguise the 11,000 tonnes of steel beneath.

Oresund Bridge, Oresund Strait

Oresund Bridge

Oresund Bridge [PDF]: At over 25,000ft long in total and 669ft tall the cable-stayed Oresund was opened in 2000 to connect Denmark and Sweden. The entire bridge weighs in at 82,000 tonnes, has one of the longest cable-stayed spans in the world at 1,608ft and carries 60,000 travellers by car, bus and train per day. Driving from Denmark you first pass through the man made island of Peberholm, disappearing into 13,287ft of undersea tunnel which takes you onto the Oresund Bridge proper before completing the journey into Sweden. Crossing the Oresund Bridge doesn’t come cheap (~$53, single, car) even though there are steep discounts for frequent travellers, which isn’t surprising considering it cost $3.8 billion.

Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong

Tsing Ma Bridge

Tsing Ma Bridge: The gravity-anchored Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong is the 6th largest suspension bridge in the world, and carries more rail traffic than any other bridge on earth. Construction of the Tsing Ma Bridge cost $900 million and opened in 1997 after 5 years of constant work. It has a main span of 4,518ft and is named after the two islands it connects - Tsing Yi and Ma Wan. Interestingly, 49,000 tonnes of structural steel were used in the construction of the deck while each 675 foot tall tower used 65,000 tonnes of concrete. The bridge has become a tourist attraction and is renowned for looking particularly spectacular when lit up at night. You can check it out on their live webcam.

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney: Having celebrated its 75th birthday in 2007, the Sydney Harbour Bridge remains the widest long-span bridge in the world at a total length of 3,770ft, carrying rail, pedestrian and vehicular traffic across the harbour. Nicknamed ‘the coat hanger’ due to its arched shape, the bridge is often photographed with the nearby opera house, the pair acting as one of the most iconic images for the city and Australia itself. The longest span measures 1,650ft with the highest point on the arch 429ft above sea level. 800 homes in the area had to be demolished to make way for the bridge, which took 1,400 workers 8 years to build at a cost of about $12 million. Surprisingly (because it wasn’t massively expensive), the bridge was finally paid off in 1998!

Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge, SE Asia

Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge

Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge: The Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge is still at proposal stage, but if it does get a green light the 18 mile dual 3-lane carriageway bridge will reduce road travel times between Hong Kong and Macau from 4.5 hours currently to 40 minutes. It will include the construction of 2 man-made islands connected by an undersea tunnel to facilitate the safe passage of shipping.

Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul

Bosphorus Bridge

Bosphorus Bridge: Although it may not be the longest or largest bridge in the world, the Bosphorus Bridge in Turkey is renowned because it separates two continents, namely Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus Bridge was completed in 1973 with a main span of 3,523ft and clearance of 210ft. In 2005, American tennis star Venus Williams played a five-minute tennis match on the bridge with Turkish player Ipek Senoglu, the first tennis match ever to be played across two continents.

San Diego-Coronado Bridge, San Diego

San Diego-Coronado Bridge

San Diego-Coronado Bridge: Construction of the vehicle-only San Diego-Coronado Bridge finished in 1969 at a cost of $47.6 million, featuring a 90 degree curve during it’s 11,288ft length. It was built at a maximum height of 200ft to allow vessels to travel underneath; in fact it is tall enough to allow an empty aircraft carrier to pass. It has the unfortunate title of the third most popular suicide bridge in the USA with more than 200 recorded suicides between 1972 and 2000, behind the Golden Gate in San Francisco and the Aurora bridge in Seattle. It costs $1 nothing to use the bridge, which raised $8 million in revenue per annum when the (now defunct) toll booths were in operation. Oddly enough, a man who survived the 200 foot drop into San Diego Bay after he jumped holding a captured Belgian Malinois police dog (that was presumably chasing him) is now being held in lieu of $1 million bail and pleading not guilty to harming the animal!

Akashi-Kaikyo, Kobe-Naruto

Akashi-Kaikyo

Akashi-Kaikyo: The Akashi-Kaikyo bridge in Japan is the daddy of all suspension bridges, over 1,200ft longer than the 2nd place Great Belt Bridge in Denmark. Originally built to replace the dangerous Kobe-Iwaya ferry in 1998 which had suffered at the hands of numerous storms, the bridge crosses the Akashi Strait and cost around $4.5 billion to build. The statistics on this build are staggering; it took 2 million workers 10 years to build the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge. During that time they poured 1.4 million cubic meters of concrete, assembled 181,000 of structural steel, built 350,000 tonne anchor blocks at either end of the bridge and hooked up enough steel cable to circle the world 7 times!

Hangzhou Bay Bridge, Zhejiang

Hangzhou Bay Bridge

The Hangzhou Bay Bridge: When opened in 2007 at 22.4 miles long, the Hangzhou Bay Bridge linked the provinces of Shanghai and Ningbo is the second longest bridge in the world and has a $1.4 billion price label to match. The bridge won’t be open to the public until late 2008 and was the centre of huge controversy with many locals questioning the need to build a bridge of this type, as well as whether it was simply being constructed to rival the Lupu, a competing bridge in Shanghai. There are 2 main spans in the bridge, a 1,470 foot long northern span and a shorter 1,040 southern span. When it comes to length the Hangzhou Bay Bridge is second only to Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana.

Magdeburg Water Bridge, Magdeburg

Magdeburg Water Bridge

Magdeburg Water Bridge: One of the most distinctively designed bridge on the list, the Magdeburg Water Bridge is exactly what its name suggests; a bridge made over water. It was built to connect the Elbe-Havel Canal and the Mittellandkanal, allowing cargo to travel between Berlin and the ports along the River Rhine without a tedious 7.5 mile detour. It does in fact actually cross the River Elbe! It took 6 years, $733 million, 68,000 cubic meters of concrete and 24,000 tonnes of structural steel to construct the 3,010ft long bridge.

Tags: Architecture

187 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Andy // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Didn’t realise there were so many cool bridges!!

  • 2 Sam // Jan 10, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Awesome bridges!

  • 3 Sean // Jan 10, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Ace bridges … I particularly like the Millau Bridge and that rendering of the Fehmarn looks class!

  • 4 Ado // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    You forgot one :) it’s called the Stari Most (”Old Bridge”) located in Mostar - Bosnia & Hercegovina.

  • 5 Doug // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Nice list but left off the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, larger span than Golden Gate, here is a picture.

  • 6 omodudu // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    wow

  • 7 Jasper // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    I’m lucky enough to walk over Tower Bridge every day on the way to work!

  • 8 DooFy // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Nice pictures.
    Just a correction to the article, the Millau bridge crosses the Tarn Valley.

  • 9 Nick // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    The Tower Bridge in London is actually named after the Tower of London that sits next to it on the north bank of the Thames. The name has nothing to do with the towers on the bridge itself.

    The other bridges are all very impressive.

  • 10 Jebis // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    I live in San Diego, the bridge has been free to travel on for the last couple years. Just wanted to note that….

  • 11 Donald A. Coffin // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    On the Canal du Midi in France, there’s a bridge for the canal that passes over a railroad track. When the rail was built, it was cheaper to tunnel under the canal than to build a rail bridge over it (and the technology for building the tunnel was better understood, as well).

  • 12 John Ellenich // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    You forgot one.

  • 13 David // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    These bridges are gorgeous. The Golden Gate, Oresund, and Hangzhou are my favorites. But one question. How come the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida is not on the list? That is to me the most beautiful bridge in the world. Still, awesome list and pictures.

  • 14 Claude // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Your top pictures seem to show Canada’s Confederation bridge, linking mainland Canada with Prince Edward Island (longest bridge in the world over freezing waters), but you are not showing it as one of the 18 stunning bridges (instead showing “proposed” or “not yet finished” bridges…

  • 15 Kyle // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    I prefer the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia. Not the longest or highest, but practical, utilitarian and fun on Bridge Day.

    Also, if and when the Bering Strait and Hong Kong-Zhuhai - Macao Bridge are completed, then maybe they’ll belong on the list.

  • 16 Dick // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    >the Bosphorus Bridge in Turkey remains renowned because it separates two continents, namely Europe and Asia.

    You FAIL at teh intarwebs. Or something.

  • 17 Derrick Earl // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    What about the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. It’s 23 miles long!

  • 18 CMD // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    yeah the Millau bridge featured on Top Gear recently, it’s actually designed by an Englishman.

  • 19 Ryan Weaver // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Awesome - I just wish the Mackinac Bridge were on the list, which is in Michigan for all of you who have no idea what I’m talking about.

  • 20 DC // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    What? No Firth of Forth? Rip off.

  • 21 Sridhar // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    It’s not the “Millau Bridge”. The bridge is called the “Millau Viaduct” and is over the valley of the River “TARN”, not “TAM”.

    And calling fictitious bridges that will probably never be built “breathtaking” is a bit useless.

    And why only refer to the First Bosphorus? There are two now (the second being the Fatih Sultan Mehmet), with a tunnel under construction. And it’s not like Europe is really a continent, anyway.

  • 22 Tom // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Good news! The San Diego-Coronado Bridge has been toll-free since 2002. Once they paid for it, they stopped collecting tolls.

  • 23 Dave // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    You are forgetting the twin suspension bridges connecting Tacoma WA to the western peninsula. Each is a mile+ long and they are side by side creating an impressive site.

  • 24 allan // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    i just realized.. there was such thing as a water bridge.. cool! xD

  • 25 Preston McAfee // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Dames Point, Jacksonville FL

  • 26 Matt // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    What about Pittsburgh, which has over 10 bridges over 3 river. Several of the steel city’s bridges merit consideration.

  • 27 Ryan // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    The San Diego Coronado Bridge is free. The toll booths closed several years ago, but are still standing.

  • 28 Oly // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    I don’t understand why the Rio Antirio Bridge in Greece isnt in here. It’s the longest cable stayed bridge in the world and has been labeled as best of whats new in 2004 in the engineering category by Popular Science Magazine.

    Check it out here.

  • 29 Jonathan Broderick // Jan 10, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    And what about the humber bridge… it is longer then the golden gate bridge

  • 30 Wilf // Jan 10, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    “What? No Firth of Forth? Rip off.”

    I agree, the Forth Rail Bridge is a work of art from the Victorian times

  • 31 Tom // Jan 10, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    What about the Brooklyn Bridge? It’s over 100 years old and still handles an insane amount of traffic.

  • 32 evan // Jan 10, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Nice list.

    Grass Bridge
    Madison County (the gayest bridge of all)

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  • 34 subcorpus // Jan 10, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    i thougth malaysia had some record breaking bridges …
    or was the list only for beautiful bridges … ???

  • 35 Joe // Jan 10, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    WOAH Where is the Cheasapeak Bay Bridge Tunnel!!! Half of these bridges wouldnt exsist if not for those that paved they way with that one!

  • 36 Pinkie, Red // Jan 10, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Could we see as well a compilation of the 18 most-stunning tunnels of this world ?

  • 37 Matt // Jan 10, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    I always liked El Alamillo Bridge in seville spain. Its similar to the Erasmusbrug listed above but doesn’t have the support wires that go back toward the land.

  • 38 Arthur // Jan 10, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Istanbul:
    I am sure you meant to say the bridge CONNECTS two continents. (It’s the Bosphorus strait, that separates them.) Right? :-)

  • 39 Scion // Jan 11, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Awesome bridges but i think two of them are still unbuilt and not even underconstruction.

  • 40 Jam // Jan 11, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Agree with Tom. Sensing a strong west coast bias, No Brooklyn bridge or Varrazano Narrows or Chesapeake bay bridge, but some lame bridge in San Diego? Give me a break!

  • 41 Thiago // Jan 11, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Can’t help but add the Rio-Niterói bridge (map)in Brazil, connecting the two cities (Rio and Niterói), and supposedly the 6th longest in the world.

  • 42 Chris // Jan 11, 2008 at 12:34 am

    You forgot the Charles Bridge, in Prague, one of the most beautiful and historically relevant bridges in Europe.

  • 43 macrocephalic // Jan 11, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Personally my favourite bridge is (was) the tacoma narrows bridge - but maybe I just like to see cool things breaking.

  • 44 Mike // Jan 11, 2008 at 1:21 am

    You forgot the mackinaw island bridge in Michigan.
    It was the longest span in the world when it was constructed at 5 miles.

  • 45 David // Jan 11, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Correction about the Öresunds bridge. If you come off the bridge into the tunnel you will end up in Denmark.

  • 46 rayne // Jan 11, 2008 at 2:18 am

    I agree with claude (comment 14), completely.

    When it comes to you Americans in everything you do, whether it be movies, tv, books, etc, you always manage to exclude canada.

    Well at least when aliens attack earth, we’ll be completely unharmed and safe. (independence day, war of the worlds, etc)

    Confederation bridge FTW!

    PS: stop stealing all our sports

  • 47 Dima // Jan 11, 2008 at 2:47 am

    > the Bosphorus Bridge in Turkey is renowned
    > because it separates two continents, namely
    > Europe and Asia

    Europe and Asia are parts of the world. The continent is Eurasia. On the opposite, two continents - North America and South America form a single part of the world - America.

  • 48 Steve // Jan 11, 2008 at 3:49 am

    Mackinac Bridge is constantly overlooked and as a Michigan resident, I am getting sick of it. Sure, it does not have the traffic that the other bridges, however, it is undeniably one of the most breath taking bridges. The massive five mile long span with Mackinac Island behind, nothing can compare. It is time the Mackinac Bridge gets the recognition it deserves.

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  • 50 tim // Jan 11, 2008 at 4:06 am

    you should get rid of any bridge not at least under construction (i have a proposed bridge to the moon, why isnt that in your list?) and the lame San Diego-Coronado Bridge, San Diego.

  • 51 Diogo Cordeiro Ferreira // Jan 11, 2008 at 5:37 am

    The Vasco da Gama Bridge, linking Lisbon to the Alentejo region, over the river Tagus is a beautiful bridge, in line with great engineering and arquitechtonic works by the Portuguese. You should check it out, as it doesn’t come second to bridges like the San Diego one or the Bosphorus. Anyway, cool bridges. Didn’t know that there were plans for a Bering Strait connection. But I guess it’s only natural; after all, our ancestors did cross the Strait ages ago, it’s about time we can do it as well.

  • 52 Eric // Jan 11, 2008 at 5:48 am

    Taiwan has some really cool bridges.

  • 53 Russell Nelson // Jan 11, 2008 at 6:35 am

    I nominate Roebling’s Delaware Aquaduct bridge, built to carry the D&H Canal over the Delaware River, and repurposed to carry automobile traffic, it is now a national park. It was a precursor of the Brooklyn Bridge, based on the same design and technology.

  • 54 Christoffer Hansson // Jan 11, 2008 at 9:21 am

    I think i need to correct some errors here.

    First:
    The Akashi-Kaikyo bridge is not 3,000 feet longer than the Storebælt bridge, it’s about 1,200 feet longer. 6,500 ft Vs. 5,300 ft.

    Second:
    You got the direction wrong on the Øresund bridge. Driving from Denmark, you go through the tunnel to the man-made island. Then take the bridge to sweden.

    Third:
    Small typo, the Fehmarn belt bridge is connecting fehmarn with Lolland, not Lloland.

    Nice list though.

  • 55 nitrojoe // Jan 11, 2008 at 9:51 am

    The water bridge is the coolest thing I have ever seen

  • 56 jake // Jan 11, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    yo the bridge with boats on it is so cool!!!!!
    warkid.weebly.com

  • 57 jithu // Jan 11, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    All the bridges are Awsome

  • 58 Richard // Jan 11, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    The most beautiful bridge in the world is the Alamillo in Seville. And I say that even though I’m a New Yorker who could justly be complaining about the omission of the Brooklyn Bridge.

  • 59 Richard // Jan 11, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Also, the description of the water bridge is confusing. Almost all of these bridges are “over water.” What instead appears to be distinctive about the water bridge is that its “road bed” is made OF water.

  • 60 Dinu // Jan 11, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Wow…some amazing stuff there….I didn’t know they had water bridges either. My fascination with bridges has been rekindled :)

  • 61 Boston // Jan 11, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    You need the Leonard Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston - it’s beautiful.

  • 62 dot // Jan 11, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    All the bridges shown and the other ones posted by posters are fantastic. Even the ones just imagined. How about the bridge being built on Jupiter using virtual reality tools? No pictures?

  • 63 David Cole // Jan 11, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Correction regarding Tower Bridge, from a U.S. based British expatriate. The reason why the Bridge is no longer raised very often has little to do with increased use of air freight. Decades ago, the main London docks were moved from the center of London (above Tower Bridge) to Tilbury, 14 miles downstream of the Bridge, and near the Tilbury Bridge/Tunnel which carries the M25 over the Thames. There is rarely anything large enough on the Thames in the middle of London to require raising the Bridge though I believe it can still be done.

  • 64 AR // Jan 11, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Forth Rail Bridge

  • 65 Abby // Jan 11, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    No, Sunshine Skyway Bridge IN St. Petersburg, FL. That’s the freakin’ Jenna Jameson of Bridges.

  • 66 Rocky // Jan 11, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Will no one speak up for the GWB — with its crossed bracing lit from within at night? Or the marvellous collection of arches to be seen from Harlem River Drive?

  • 67 Kelly // Jan 11, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Great list. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you. Ignore the naysayers.

  • 68 richard // Jan 11, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Lots of beautiful bridges there, architecture is one of our redeeming features it seems!

  • 69 Bugsy // Jan 11, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Where’s the Mackinac Bridge? That’s one you definitely CAN’T leave out.

  • 70 Peter Schaeffer // Jan 11, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    2 million workers to build the Akashi-Kaikyo? Perhaps 2000 might be correct.

  • 71 t. fry // Jan 11, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Great photos, but since you have proposed bridges, too, i am disappointed you don’t have a rendering of the most famous bridge of late, the infamous “bridge to nowhere“.

  • 72 Andrew Wilson // Jan 11, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Hey you guys are forgetting the Pont de Normandie, in France. It’s supposed to have the second largest suspended span in the world.

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  • 75 dearieme // Jan 11, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Here’s another beauty in France.

  • 76 Mike // Jan 11, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    I’m very disappointed that you forgot The Bridge on the River Kwai

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  • 78 ace // Jan 12, 2008 at 1:06 am

    you forget there i sone “kameni most” (stone bridge)

  • 79 effay // Jan 12, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Kinda partial to Kintaikyo, Ponte Vecchio & Tower Bridge myself.

  • 80 Ivan // Jan 12, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • 81 Ivan // Jan 12, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Check out this

  • 82 DailyWebb // Jan 12, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Awesome bridges!

  • 83 Termopil // Jan 12, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    You forgot the bridge on the river Kwai :)

  • 84 Bob // Jan 12, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Here is a nice bridge in my home town. Similar to the Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam, listed above, and El Alamillo Bridge.

  • 85 Raven // Jan 12, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    You forgot this one as well.

  • 86 Bob // Jan 12, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    How can you have a list without the grandaddy of them all and still a beautiful marvel to behold - the Brooklyn Bridge!!

  • 87 Dan // Jan 13, 2008 at 2:56 am

    A bridge not well known to the world but more beautiful than some of the bridges on this list the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth, MN.

  • 88 Alex // Jan 13, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Great photos ! Nice list!
    Here is another beauty in Macedonia!
    The Stone Bridge located in the center of Skopje, the capital of Macedonia

  • 89 Pino // Jan 13, 2008 at 9:14 am

    The Erasmusbridge did feature in the movie “Who am I”, but no planes flew underneath in that movie. The Red Bull Air Race planes flew under in an actual air race held in 2005, when planes flew under twice during each lap.

  • 90 Dane // Jan 13, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Or this one.

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  • 92 Katie May // Jan 13, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    I think this list should have included the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

  • 93 Grammy // Jan 13, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Great list of bridges. Enjoyed it. Was fun to see the several that we actually used. Thanks.

  • 94 fai sheng // Jan 13, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Don’t forget this one.

  • 95 Cyrus // Jan 13, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Very nice collection. I should add one of the oldest and nicest bridges located in the city of Isfahan, Iran.

  • 96 Gholam Hassan Daryaie // Jan 14, 2008 at 5:54 am

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  • 97 Teri Greene // Jan 14, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    You at least made mention of the world’s longest bridge (over Lake Ponchartrain), but didn’t show it? What?

  • 98 Tyler Fraser // Jan 14, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Check out Fraser Imagery and look at the bridges in the city section.

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  • 100 jalil // Jan 15, 2008 at 6:22 am

    Fantastic, they were.

  • 101 Navin Johnson // Jan 15, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Ahem

  • 102 Joao // Jan 15, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    I think there is one great one missing. Google “Ponte Vasco da Gama” Lisbon, Portugal, or see this: it has 17,2 km and is the longest in Europe. Great pictures by the way, really cool bridges.

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  • 105 Babs // Jan 16, 2008 at 1:20 am

    You forgot the Skyway bridge in St petersburg Fla. a beautiful bridge.

  • 106 dP // Jan 16, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Just a mention for the “new-old” bridge in Mostar, Stari Most (Bosnia & Hercegovinia)! The bridge was originally built in 1556 and named Petrified Moon due to its elegance and beauty. The brige fell during the seige of Mostar November 9, 1993 at 10.15 am. The new bridge was built in minute detail to resemble the old one using the methods used in 16th century by loyal Turkish masters and was opened on July 23, 2004. It is now a World Hertigage Site that is a symbol of peace and ethnic harmony, literally bridging the two sides of the city’s conflict.

  • 107 Ryan // Jan 17, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    The “new” Zakim Bridge here in Boston is pretty damn cool - especially at night when illuminated. To drive through it makes you appreciate it’s engineering.

  • 108 Ben // Jan 17, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    This is a pretty cool collection. I think the Millau one is actually a viaduct, I’ve never heard it called ‘Millau Bridge’ before.

  • 109 Pbf444 // Jan 19, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Incredible!

  • 110 hiproductions // Jan 19, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    This is a great list, another couple bridges of mention are the London Bridge that was completely dismantled in England and reassembled in Lake Havasu, Arizona … right near Las Vegas. The other bridge is the Clifton Suspension bridge in Bristol, UK. Both of which rock the shizzle my frapunknits!

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  • 111 Milun // Jan 20, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Sta drugo reci osim da su extra, prosto neznas koji je ljepsi

  • 112 MK // Jan 20, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Causeway Bridge in Louisiana US is 26 miles long. that makes it the longest bridge in the world. No?

  • 113 ass_kicker32 // Jan 20, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    New span of the Oakland Bay Bridge?

  • 114 Suarez // Jan 20, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Interesting list, but you missed the truly stunning and futuristic Juscelino Kubitschek bridge in Brasilia, Brazil.

  • 115 wheelnut53 // Jan 21, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    What about the Coronado bridge down in San Diego, just because I use to live where the the base of it is now back in the 50’s i can remember playing on the dirt they piled up to make the freeway. Anyway its a beautiful bridge.

  • 116 Hoagy27 // Jan 21, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    This article should have been titled “Some Great Big Suspension Bridges.” To find out about some of the other types of bridges, both large & small, all you need to is look in the Wikipedia:

  • 117 Travel Girl // Jan 22, 2008 at 3:08 am

    What about the Cooper River Bridge in South Carolina?

  • 118 Sean // Jan 22, 2008 at 4:12 am

    I like the Gokhale Bridge ……

  • 119 Carlos Filipe Miranda Collaço // Jan 22, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Bridges are growing ever longer, bigger, higher and bolder in design & engineering. The ones you have depicted here are just a sample collection of ‘cool bridges’, without a doubt…
    Writing as I do from Lisboa, Portugal, I do regret that you haven’t checked the Vasco da Gama bridge .
    It commands great respect on more than one criterion and would easily find its rightful place among the lot of the World’s Coolest Bridges!

  • 120 David // Jan 23, 2008 at 7:05 am

    What about the Northiumberland Bridge connecting PEI and New Brunswick in Canada?

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  • 122 Catevet // Jan 23, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Your bridges are amazing but you forgot one of the more amazing ones … especially to cross the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel Bridge.

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  • 124 Hashim // Jan 23, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Awesome ! these bridges are truly a master piece of human creation.

  • 125 Tim // Jan 24, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I had heard a story when I was in Florence that the Nazi’s, when retreating from there, blew up every other bridge across the Arno River but spared the Ponte Vecchio because of its beauty.

  • 126 Lassiter // Jan 24, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    What about the 24 mile long bridge in New Orleans that stretches across Lake Ponchartrain? Isn’t this bridge the longest bridge in the world that doesn’t touch land in between? Shame, shame…

  • 127 kimani githuka // Jan 25, 2008 at 6:57 am

    I’ve always thought that bridges were meant to be built over water and wonder a water bridge exists. I LOVE THE MAGDEBURG WATER BRIDGE. WOW! AMAZING.

  • 128 Artie // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    I come from China.I am glad to see Hangzhou Bay bridge/Hong Kong Tsing Ma Bridge and Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau bridge are on the list.

  • 129 Jeremy // Jan 26, 2008 at 6:17 am

    Thats way cool!! i like them all!!! go bridges!! yea!!

  • 130 Old Bill // Jan 27, 2008 at 6:55 am

    Two triple bridges:
    No longer so: Carquinez Strait in California,
    and so designed and built: Ljubljana in Slovenia

  • 131 Versi // Jan 28, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Cool collection of bridges, some of them were new for me.

  • 132 Vietnam Computer Jobs // Jan 29, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Very nice bridges

  • 133 alex // Jan 30, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Nice bridges!

  • 134 Sabine // Jan 30, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Never thought the Mittellandkanal here in Magdeburg was so special! But I crossed the Oresund bridge twice… pretty amazing.

  • 135 Sumifand // Feb 1, 2008 at 1:42 am

    Very nice, but you left one out. Walk this one on a crisp fall day. Slowly. Deliberately.

  • 136 Sumifand // Feb 1, 2008 at 1:47 am

    Umm. Forgive my provincial snobbery in the previous post, though I do highly recommend walking it, but how could you leave out the Charles Bridge in Prague. This is by far the coolest bridge on the planet.

  • 137 Dan Hill // Feb 1, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    The Stari Most bridge is a fantastic example. When I was in Mostar the bridge had been destroyed and a temporary bridge was put in place by the British Engineers (army). I was lucky enough to be invited to jump off the bridge into the river, as is a tradition in Mostar.

  • 138 Jessica // Feb 15, 2008 at 5:14 am

    These bridges are beautiful. However, I am a little upset that my hometown bridge, the 24 mile long Causeway Bridge crossing Lake Ponchatrain in Louisiana, is not included. While it is not as beautiful as some of these bridges, it is presently the longest bridge in the world. And it withstood Hurricane Katrina!

  • 139 larry // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:50 am

    why dont you have a picture of the bridge to prince edward island?

  • 140 Julian // Feb 18, 2008 at 3:54 am

    Thank you, beautiful bridges for getting me from coast to coast so that I can learn the majesty of each one.

  • 141 Beatrice // Feb 18, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Wow! There are some amazing bridges in the world. This is such a interesting site.

  • 142 Salgado // Feb 18, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Hey guys, check out the “Vasco da Gama” brigde in Portugal. Very cool also

  • 143 Denis // Feb 19, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Great collection. Bering straight bridge looks like a pure dream. I don’t think it’s economically or politically possible or necessary. Nice dream though….

  • 144 Alexandre Chan // Feb 20, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Very nice show! Don’t forget JK Bridge , Brasilia Brazil.

  • 145 Chetan Padliya // Feb 22, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Super collection

  • 146 jacob // Feb 25, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    What about the bridge in florida out to the key west?

  • 147 Andy // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Nice pics. There is one bridge in China that has a reputation as the oldest bridge in the world. The name of the bridge is ZhaoZhou Bridge, about 1400 years old bridge.

  • 148 Charles // Mar 4, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Very good collection! As a civil engineer, I must correct the wording of the Millau Viaduct: saying “This Foster and partners marvel ….” implies Foster was the leader and originator — he was not. The bridge form, style and overall design was by the french engineer Virolgeux (designer also of the Pont de Normandie), with Foster advising only on some aspects of the final shape.

    CMD’s comment “…actually designed by an englishman” is wrong, although there were some english engineers involved.

    Andrew Wilson’s comment “…Pont de Normandie … supposed to have the second longest span in the world …” — P. de N. once had the second longest cable-stayed main-span in the world but there were always longer suspension bridge main-spans (’cable-stayed’ and ’suspension’ are two different types of cable-supported bridges). Bridges are generally ranked by the length of the longest clear distance between supports: the main span. Akashi Kaikyo at 1991 metres (6530 feet) currently has the world record. This ranking should not detract from stunningly long multi-span bridges such as Chesapeake Bay, Confedertaion, Oresund and other bridges cited by many commentators.

    I agree with Oly that Rion Antirion should be included: not only is it gorgeous but also it is built on possibly the worst earthquake-prone foundations anywhere and required innovative and very difficult foundation enginering.

  • 149 Colin // Mar 5, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Gotta agree with Navin Johnson. Lots of other cool bridges out there too. Good post.

  • 150 Random Dave // Mar 6, 2008 at 6:08 am

    Nice but shouldn’t the great wall of China be up there?

  • 151 Roger // Mar 7, 2008 at 1:53 am

    There is an incredible beach in Brasilia, Brazil, called Juscelino Kubitzcheck bridge (or simply JK Bridge). Look for it on Google.

  • 152 Michael // Mar 8, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    You also forgot the Rio Antirio bridge in Greece.

  • 153 Levent Göktem // Mar 9, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    You forgot to mention Malabadi Bridge.

  • 154 Javier // Mar 12, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Hello, I think that you should update the post with the bridges that you have suggested in the comments, or perhaps another post.

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  • 156 American River Rafting // Mar 22, 2008 at 3:31 am

    I never knew there was such a thing as a water bridge. It’s like a super sized, very slow amusement park ride.

  • 157 Allan // Apr 14, 2008 at 4:58 am

    Great feats of construction but where is the Confederation Bridge connecting Nova Scotia to P.E.I.?

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  • 159 Jred and Tory // May 2, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    We really find that the water bridge is cool I want to go on it

  • 160 Viji // May 2, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Facinating collection…a feast for the eyes!

  • 161 Nicole "Road Apples" Trollis // May 2, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    I like the Confederation Bridge

  • 162 chris mchenry // May 2, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    what about the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges in Massachusetts? NOt the most impressive but they do span a man made canal.

  • 163 Lassie // May 4, 2008 at 1:54 am

    How about this one. This bridge was built to remeber those who faught during world war II. There is a ceremony every year on Memorial day to honor those who have done battle.

  • 164 Porker Mama // May 5, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    The Confederation Bridge is the bomb its way better then the water bridge !!!!NOT

  • 165 Master Splinter (Nicole "Road Apples" Trollis // May 5, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    I wonder how long the ninja turtles can hold there breath under th water bridge

  • 166 Paulie Aragon // May 5, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    They are so beautiful. Why no pix of the Tower Bridge? The Golden Gate bridge charges $5.00 as toll and this text says 100,000 cars pass over it a DAY? That is greedy. They could house all the homeless in that city, in style, everyday with the profits.

  • 167 Pronoy Kumar Biswas // May 6, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Very good collection of the impressive and beautiful bridges across the world. May the proposed ( those which are in planning stages) bridges should not be in the list. Thanks for the effort

  • 168 The Cozy Moose // May 6, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Those are spectacular. The Bering Straits bridge project in particular is curious and I am sure they’ll have to pay a pretty penny to the workers due to the hazardous conditions.

  • 169 Allie C. Mansker Jr. // May 6, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    This is very good presentation on Bridges around the world.

  • 170 The2DownGuy // May 8, 2008 at 2:32 am

    How can you have bridges that haven’t been built yet and not have certain bridges that are awe inspiring like the Firth of Forth or the Brooklyn Bridge? This list needs help.

  • 171 Yannis // May 12, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Amazing works. It’s amazing how humans have the power to create, and also to destroy.

  • 172 Sam // May 13, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    You forgot the Bernt Spence in Cinci, great bridge.

  • 173 Angad // May 16, 2008 at 7:30 am

    The bridges are just awesome and would wish to travel over each one day …

  • 174 EscatiplaX // May 18, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    I’d like to propose another stunning bridge. ‘El Pabellón Puente’ (Bridge Pavillion), in Zaragoza, Spain, in the access to Expo 2008. It’s been designed by iranian Zaha Hadid. It will be finished just in a few days, because Expo begins on June 14th. See it on wikipedia (in spanish): http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pabell%C3%B3n_Puente_(Zaragoza)

  • 175 justme // May 27, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Hey! What about the Penang Bridge in Malaysia? It’s cool though. The water bridge? Awesome!

  • 176 Kelly // May 27, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    I agree with justme. I’ve been to the penang bridge, it’s not breathtaking but it’s cool. Maybe you should update the list?

    BTW, I like the Confederation Bridge.

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  • 178 starcameo // May 30, 2008 at 7:22 am

    I think this list should include the New River Gorge Bridge, the second highest bridge in the U.S. and perhaps the world (second only to the Royal Gorge, which is exclusively used for foottraffic), the Brooklyn Bridge, the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel Bridge, and the Sunshine Bridge. Granted, these are U.S. bridges, but that doesn’t minimize their worth! I personally think all those listed were breathtaking, though. Out of curiosity (I watched the Bridge video), how high does a bridge have to be for a jumper to be successful? Again, just curious.:)

  • 179 Sameer // Jun 1, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Yea you must add Brooklyn Bridge instead of Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge, SE Asia.

  • 180 Brandon Cook Lamb // Jun 2, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    I did a report on bridges for my 3d grade class and the Hangzhou Bay Bridge is my favorite one.

  • 181 Spencer // Jun 10, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Scammonden Bridge, UK, the highest single span over a freeway.

  • 182 Beth // Jun 24, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    This has made me want to go visit all these bridges… and makes me feel pretty good to be able to say I’ve been to about 1/3 of them already!

  • 183 qaz // Jul 20, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Wish the architects were noted for each one.

  • 184 David // Jul 24, 2008 at 9:18 am

    I love the clarity of cabled stayed bridges. The eye is naturally drawn to the apex of the towers that bare the load. I intuitively understand why they work.
    For me the Millau Bridge is my fav. It looks like the towers are acting as a team, passing the load in a game of pass the parcel. The most beautiful bridge in a list of great bridges. It looks right. It feels right.

  • 185 Josi-o // Sep 22, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Re: “Pinkie, Red // Jan 10, 2008 at 11:13 pm
    Could we see as well a compilation of the 18 most-stunning tunnels of this world ?”

    The japanese island of shikoku would host all 18. the place is riddled with tunnels. one is 4.3km long!

  • 186 Beth // Nov 17, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    The Sunshine Skyway bridge in Florida is awesome too!

  • 187 Byrell // Jan 3, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks for the cool group!

    Beth, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is awesome. Being from Tampa, I remember the horror accompinied with the older Skyway Bridge!

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