Not all bridges are constructed to connect two points. Across the world, people have been finding innovative ways to build sturdy spans that not only make commutes more efficient, but also adds aesthetic value. Some of them rank among the world’s most iconic sights and millions of tourist flock to see them every year.
Here are some of the most beautiful bridges in the world!
The Charles Bridge in Prague is an ancient bridge, which crosses the Vltava river in Prague, was built between the 14th and the 15th centuries, making it the the oldest bridge in the city. The bridge’s most beautiful feature is the 30 baroque-style statues that decorate its balustrade.
The photogenic Bastei Bridge lies around an hour from the buzzy city of Dresden, in Germany’s Saxon Switzerland National Park. A breathtaking sandstone structure with panoramic views over the Elbe River, the current bridge was built in 1851 and beats a path through Bastei’s rocky landscape.
Helix Bridge, a pedestrian bridge in Singapore links South Marina Bay to Marina Centre over the Singapore River. It represents the structure of DNA with its intricate designs which makes it one of the most unique bridges in the world.
One of the most iconic places you can ever visit, the Tower Bridge in London is amongst the most famous suspension bridges in the world. You can get a majestic view of the surroundings from the bridge. The bridge has become a famous tourist destination as well as a shooting location for many commercial movies lately.
Bold, eye-catching, and quite unique! Yes, it’s the famous Dragon Bridge in Vietnam’s Da Nang which resembles a fearsome dragon. It’s a must-visit when in Vietnam. It measures a total length of 1,864 feet and the striking metallic creature can even breathe fire or water to mark special occasions.
Venice is known as the city of Bridges, and its most famous bridge, the Ponte di Rialto (or Rialto Bridge), was built between 1288 and 1591. The bridge adds an extra mile to the charm of the place and is an outstanding architectural structure in the Grand Canal.
The beautiful town of Mostar in Bosnia is home to Stari Most, an iconic bridge surrounded by lush greenery. The hills in the distance add to the beauty of the place.
The Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in China. The bridge sits on five stone columns each topped with a wooden pavilion, none of which were constructed using a single nail or rivet!
Built in the 1600s, Kintai remains Japan’s most famous bridge. Its most striking feature is its impressive arch pattern, which is made up of five arches set on four stone and two wooden pillars.
The Glacier Skywalk in Alberta offers breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies.