Unique things in the world: bridge designs

There are many Unique things in the world, and bridges are one of them! Since the first bridge made of dead trees that we’ve been pushing the limits of engineering and design, and improving that simple tree bridge!

We select 10 of the most incredible bridges design all around the world! Prepare yourself to be mesmerizing with all that amazing bridges and enjoy the ride! 

 

Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, United States

Unique things in the world bridge designs (1)One of the most recognizable bridge in the world! Now with 75 years old, Golden Gate Bridge is the image of San Francisco! An industrial age suspension bridge design graced by this beauty.

 

Ponte Vecchio – Florence, Italy

Unique things in the world bridge designs (1)The Ponte Vecchio, a Medieval bridge over the Arno River, is known for its shops of jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers and for being  one of the Europe oldest stone, closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge.

 

Tower Bridge – London, England

Unique things in the world bridge designs (1)Without any doubt, Tower Bridge is the top iconic landmark in London! Spanning the River Thames, the Tower Bridge was opened on June 30, 1894 by The Prince of Wales. The final scenes of the “Sherlock Holmes” is played out on the bridge.

 

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Vasco da Gama Bridge – Lisbon, Portugal

Unique things in the world bridge designs (1)This is not the longest or tallest bridge in the world, but it sure is pretty! The Vasco da Gama spans the Tagus River near Lisbon, capital of Portugal.

 

The Helix Bridge – Marina Bay, Singapore

Unique things in the world bridge designs (1)The Helix Bridge is 280 meters long, is made of a special stainless steel, lovingly assembled over two years with great precision. This bridge as being known as an architectural marvel and engineering feat.

 

The Rolling Bridge – England

Unique things in the world bridge designs (1)The rolling Bridge in London was designed as an experiment. It’s divided into eight linked sections and uses hydraulics built into the handrail to curl up and over until its ends meet allowing boats to pass through below.

 

Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge – São Paulo, Brazil 

Unique things in the world bridge designs (1)This bridge, over São Paulo’s Pinheiros River, has two levels of traffic crossing one another at the center. The pylon is mesmerizing and, at night, when the LED lighting light the place up , it looks simply stunning!

 

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge – England

Unique things in the world bridge designs (1)The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is the world’s first tilting bridge. Its unique design and innovation have won innumerous awards since Queen Elizabeth officially opened it in 2002. It’s the most amazing pedestrian and biker crossing of the Tyne River!

 

Henderson Waves Bridge – Singapore

Unique things in the world bridge designs (1)Somewhere between a wave and a snake, Henderson Waves Bridge is an ultra-modern foot and cycle bridge that connect three parks and gardens located in the mountains of Southern Singapore. Depending where you are on the bridge, your perspective of the surrounding city and countryside is constantly changing.

 

Hangzhou Bay Bridge – China

Unique things in the world bridge designs (1)Hangzhou Bay Bridge is the longest ocean-crossing bridge in the world! It has 35km and has a service center in the middle called Land Between The Sea and Sky where you can kick back and watch the tides, among other things.

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