When you go on holiday you want to see spectacular places, have fun, and create lots of amazing memories to take with you back home.
Every city and every country has its particularities – castles, mountains, museums, traditions -that every tourist wants to see and learn more about.
However, how many of you visited a place in order to see one breathtaking item? If you haven’t done this by now, there is no time to waste. So, how about starting visiting the most beautiful bridges in the world?
These innovative constructions are too often an unadmired aspect of the architectural world, that’s why we decided to show you some of the planet’s most impressive examples.
Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, USA
Only few bridges in the world can compete with Golden Gate, which is an American icon. This bridge is 2, 7 km long and connects San Francisco with Marin County.
It was finished in 1937 (11 men were killed from falls during construction), and because of its beauty and design, Golden Gate became an international attraction from the very beginning.
Nowadays millions of tourists and regular travellers cross the bridge every day being amazed by the surroundings. Due to the the weather, the view can completely change from a day to another – sometimes you can clearly see the San Francisco Golf and other times the scenery becomes mysterious because of the fog.
Puente Nuevo (Spanish for New Bridge) – Ronda, Spain
This bridge is the symbol of Ronda city and one of the greatest places on earth. Puente Nuevo has 97 m and it is build over the El Tajo canyon.
It was finished in 1793, after 42 years of work, and it was designed by the architect José Martin de Aldehuela. Puente Nuevo is one of the most photographed structures in Europe.
Banpo Bridge (South Korea): The Fountain Bridge
The bridge became a major tourist attraction after having a facelift on September 9, 2008 – pumps out 190 tons of water per minute using the water from the river below, the reason for which Banpo Bridge entered the Guinness Record Book.
Henderson Waves Bridge – Most Beautiful Pedestrian Bridge
Henderson Waves is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore, situated at 36 meters height. The bridge has a unique wave form and links up the parks at Mount Faber and Telok Blangah Hill.
At night, the bridge has an illuminated glow offering a beautiful scenic view of the city.
The Wind and Rain Bridge (Sanjian County, China)
Built in 1916, to resemble a rainbow, this bridge is an originalarchitectural structure made only by wood and stone, where builders used no nails.
The Wind and Rain Bridge is over 50 meters long and its pilasters and eaves are engraved with flowers and patterns that are quite magnificent.
Gateshead Millennium – Newcastle, UK
This bridge is built over the Tyne River for pedestrian and bikers. However, the most amazing thing about this structure, opened officially by the Queen in 2002, is that it appears as if an eye is winking whenever it is raised and lowered.
Tower Bridge – London, UK
This bridge was built in 1894 and it is one of the symbols of London and one of the most famous bridges in the world. The Tower Bridge is 250 meters long and is suspended over the River Thames.
This landmark in London was opened by the Prince of Wales and it took 432 workers and 8 years to build.
Ponte Vecchio – Florence, Italy
Although there are proofs that date further back, The Ponte Vecchio is believed to be the oldest wholly-stone built, segmental arch bridge in Europe.
This fabulous construction is mainly known for its shops of jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers.
The bridge dates from 1345, and an interesting fact about its history is that, during the World War II, Hitler did not destroy it, unlike most other bridges in Europe.
Khaju Bridge – Isfahan, Iran
Finished in 1650, this gorgeous bridge is built over the River Zayandeh and it regulates the flow of the river. With an amazing Persian architecture, this structure is a must see for all the beauty lovers in the world.
Millau Bridge – France
The world’s taller vehicular bridge took three years to be built and it was opened to the public in 2004. This absolutely amazing construction, which is taller than the Eiffel Tower, is not a route for the faint hearted.
Millau is suspended over land, not water, and many say that crossing it, when the fog rolls in, feels like crossing the sky.