From pedestrian crossings to stunning road interchanges, beautiful bridges fill the gaps in modern transportation. In a display of design and engineering excellence, check out some rare sites to behold around the world.

 

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The Nanpu Bridge – Shangai, China

This cable-stayed bridge has a main span of 428 meters. It is the 57th longest cable-stayed bridge in the world, opened to the public in 1991 – Read more

Beautiful Bridge

 

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The Lucky Knot Bridge – Changsha, China

Three bridges woven into one, it has no beginning and no end. Next Architects were awarded this project after their design proposal won an international competition in 2013. It was completed 2016 Read more

Beatiful Bridge

 

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The Gateshead Millennium Bridge – England

This bridge opens and closes – It is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne. Opened for public use in 2001, the award-winning structure is sometimes referred to as the ‘Blinking Eye Bridge due to its shape and its tilting method. Read more

 

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BP Pedestrian Bridge – Chicago, USA

Indeed a beautiful bridge, the BP Bridge is a girder footbridge in Chicago, United States. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, it opened along with the rest of Millennium Park in 2004. Read more

Beautiful Bridge

 

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Circular Pedestrian Bridge – Lujiazui, China

This large scale circular pedestrian overpass enables pedestrians to avoid traffic at the round-about terminus of Lujiazui Road. Read more

 

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The Puente de la Mujer – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Puente de la Mujer (Spanish for “Woman’s Bridge”), is a rotating footbridge for Dock 3 of the Puerto Madero commercial district of Buenos Aires. It is of the cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge type and is also a swing bridge Read more

 

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The Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas – Bordeaux, France

Is a vertical-lift bridge over the Garonne. It was inaugurated in 2013 and is one of the longest vertical-lift bridges in Europe. Read more

 

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Madgeburg Water Bridge – Germany

An outstanding fit of engineering, the Magdeburg Water Bridge is a large navigable aqueduct in central Germany. It allows large commercial ships to pass between the Rhineland and Berlin. Read more

 

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The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge – China

Good speed your car does not breakdown in the middle of this bridge. It is one of the longest bridges in the world over water. It is a 26.7 km long roadway bridge in eastern China’s Shandong province. Read more

 

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The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway – Louisiana, USA

Since 1969, it was listed by Guinness World Records as the longest bridge over water in the world; in 2011because of the new Jiaozhou Bay Bridge (Above), Guinness World Records created two categories for bridges over water: Lake Pontchartrain Causeway then became the longest bridge over water (continuous) while Jiaozhou Bay Bridge the longest bridge over water (aggregate). Read more

 

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The Huangjuewan Flyover – Chongqing, China

This could be one of the worst places to find yourself on a wrong lane. The labyrinth of lanes and ramps that go in different directions connects the city, the airport, and an expressway. It took almost a decade to complete. Read more

 

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Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange – Carlifornia, USA

Whatever this is, one can only shudder on how this masterpiece has been in use successfully since the 90s. A signature of the American freeway, it is one of the most iconic stack interchanges in the world Read more

Beautiful Roads

Bridges lubricate the wheels of modern transportation and the beautiful ones stand out in our minds forever. They remind us of the splendid possibilities we accomplish working together.

 

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