These bridges are all visually appealing and serve practical purposes. This list consists of Over Sea bridges found in different parts of the world.
1. Fehmarn Belt Bridge
This bridge has not been constructed yet and according to plan, it will be 11.8 miles long and by 2018, will connect Fehmarn to Lolland. The construction costs have been estimated at 2.2 billion dollars and many conservationists oppose this plan as they feel that it will destroy the local wildlife in the area.
2. Gateshead Millennium Bridge
This stunning bridge is the first tilting bridge and as far as we know, the only of its kind. Those who designed this bridge won a prize in 2002 known as the Stirling Prize. Due to the hydraulic rams that are attached at its ends, small ships are able to pass through. It is extremely durable and can withstand great collisions.
3. Bering Straits Bridge
This over sea bridge is proposed to link Asia, Europe and Africa with the Southern and Northern parts of America. According to sources, it will stretch across 50 miles. However, it may be difficult to maintain and construct this bridge if it is built in Alaska.
This bridge links the northern and southern parts of Rotterdam and was constructed in 1996. It is the heaviest bridge in Europe and is well-known for its visual appeal. One can spot this over sea bridge in popular movies like “Who Am I?” People usually refer to this bridge as The Swan because of its shape.
5. Oresund Bridge
This bridge is over 669 feet tall and was constructed in the year 2000. It connects Denmark and Sweden and weighs over 81,000 tonnes. The bridge allows travelers to pass through by train, car and bus on a daily basis. It can hold over 60,000 people and the construction costs have been estimated at 3.8 billion dollars.
6. Tsing Ma Bridge
This bridge is said to be among the largest bridges in the world and supposedly carries the greatest volume of rail traffic in the world. It was constructed in 1997 and cost about 900 million dollars. The Tsing Ma Bridge is a popular tourist attraction and look spectacular at night when the lights are switched on.
7. Sydney Harbor Bridge
The Sydney Harbor bridge was built in 1932 and is said to be the widest bridge in the world. The shape of the bridge is arched because of which it is called The Coat Hanger. About 12 million dollars were used to construct this bridge and it took 8 years to build!
8. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge
This Bridge has not been constructed yet and it has been proposed that it will stretch across 18 miles and reduce the duration it takes to travel from Macau to Hong Kong to 40 minutes from the current 4.5 hours. It will also make sure that ships go back and forth safely.
This Bridge is considered to be the unluckiest of its kind and was constructed in the year 1673. It was destroyed in the past and has been reconstructed and is in great shape today!
10. Tower Bridge
The Tower Bridge was constructed in 1894 by Wolfe and Jones. It is considered to be a major landmark in London and is 800 feet long. With the help of 432 works, it was built in 8 years.