Top 10 Most Famous Bridges

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Following are some of the most famous bridges around the world. They are also often referred to as architectural marvels due to their novel construction and superb design.

 

1. Banpo Bridge (South Korea): The Fountain Bridge
Banpo Bridge South KoreaThe Banpo Bridge in Seoul got a face lift on September 9th, 2008. A 10,000-nozzle fountain was installed which runs all the way down both sides. Soon after the installation, the bridge became an enormous tourist attraction. The bridge has the capacity to pump over 190 tons of water per minute from the river below.

 

2. Millau Bridge (France): World’s Tallest Vehicular Bridge
Millau Bridge FranceThis bridge towers apporximately 1,125-ft above the Tarn Valley, in southern France. To many, it is like a dream come true to drive along the Millau Bridge. The Millau Bridge is about 8,071-ft long, with the longest single span at 1,122-ft and a maximum clearance below of 886-ft. This bridge is truly an impressive sight to behold.

 

3. Henderson Waves (Singapore): Most Beautiful Pedestrian Bridge
Henderson Waves SingaporeThis pedestrian bridge is 36 meters tall, rising 12 stories above the road. It is popular for being the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. This 300-metre bridge connects two parks, Telok Blangah Hill and Mount Faber.

 

4. Hangzhou Bay Bridge (China): World’s Longest Trans-Oceanic Bridge
Hangzhou Bay Bridge ChinaThe longest trans-oceanic bridge in the world extends across the Hangzhou Bay and extends to over 35.673 kilometers (22 miles) in length. It hosts six expressway lanes in two directions. The bridge was constructed with a view to minimize traffic congestion and shorten the driving time between Shanghai and Ningbo.

 

5. Rolling Bridge (UK): The Bridge that Curls Up on Itself
Rolling Bridge UKThis award winning rolling bridge is situated in Paddington Basin, London and was designed by Heatherwick Studio. The unique feature of the Rolling Bridge is that it curls up until its two ends touch. In its horizontal position, it is a normal timber and steel footbridge. The bridge is about 12 metres long and is constructed in such a way that it has eight steel and timber sections with a handrail between each section.

 

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4 Responses

  1. Tasmanian Devil

    What, no Sydney Harbour, no Brooklyn, no Golden Gate. These aren’t the most famous bridges. I would like to think I have a very good general knowledge and I’ve only heard of four of them.

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  2. mike

    I agree with the other posters, The Tower Bridge is the only one on this list that has the same level of fame and prestige as the Sydney Harbour, Golden Gate, and Brooklyn bridges. Maybe most of these are better examples of new, more innovative bridges (ok not all of them are new) but not the more famous than the three left out.

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