From time immemorial man has tried to cross things, oceans, mountains, deserts,… With so many years of practice, today can you find them for all tastes: from the most simple, to those in which the functionality is in a second plane.
The 20 bridges most unique in the world
1 – Bridge rolling stock, London
The british firm Heatherwick Studio created this bridge of wood and steel about 12 meters in 2004 to act as a walkway over a small section of the Grand Union Canal in London.
2 – Bridge Helix, Singapore
This bridge that crosses the Singapore river was designed to look like the structure of DNA. Opened in 2010, is whole made of steel and is illuminated at night with strips of LED lighting.
3 – Bridge at suspension of Trift, Switzerland
Is the pedestrian bridge, the longest in the swiss Alps. It is located 100 meters high and 170 meters long.
4 – Henderson Waves, Singapore
The Henderson Waves 36 meters of height is the pedestrian bridge highest in Singapore, and connects the Park at Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill.
5 – Bridge Chapel, Switzerland
This impressive bridge was built in 1333 and crosses over the Reuss river diagonally. Rich in history, is the covered bridge of wood, the most ancient of Europe. The interior of the bridge is decorated with paintings of the XVII century, representing events from local history.
6 – Old Bridge of Konitsa, Greece
Built in 1870, this bridge has a bell underneath that rings whenever the wind speed is too high to pass.
7- Bridge Sundial, USA
The Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava designed this cable stayed bridge in cantilever, it was constructed from a combination of steel, glass and granite. Completed in 2004, the pedestrian bridge crosses the Sacramento river in the Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
8 – Bridge of Chengyang, China
Nicknamed the “bridge of the wind and the rain,” and hidden between the rice fields and mountains, this bridge is located in Guangxi province, crossing the river of Linxi. Built in 1916 by the people of the Dong, an ethnic minority of china, the bridge has five structures of pagoda separated with porches and pavilions.
The most amazing thing about this bridge is that during construction was not used a single nail.
9 – Bridge of seven miles, the U.S.
The bridge of seven miles is an iconic bridge in the Florida Keys, united States. At the time of its completion in 1982, was the longest, continuous and segmental bridge of cement in the world and is currently one of the largest bridges in America.
10- Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, Brazil
Completed in 2002, this bridge asymmetric crosses lake Paranoa. Its name pays homage to former brazilian president Juscelino Kubitschek, who established Brasilia as the capital of the nation in the fifties.
11 – Bridge Langkawi Sky, Malaysia
The bridge can be reached via cable car. It has 125 meters of altitude on Gunung Matchincang and is located about 700 meters above the sea level. Once you travel through the mountain via the cable car, the bridge gives tourists the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful places in the mountains of Malaysia and its tropical rainforests.
12 – Bridge of Khaju, Iran
At the same time that serves to cross the river Zayandeh, is a facility for public meetings, and a dam.
13- Millau Viaduct,
The English architect Norman Foster designed this massive cable stayed bridge to carry travelers through the valley of the Tarn. It was opened in 2004 with a final price of almost $ 600 million.
14 – The Millennium Bridge in Gateshead, England
It was opened by the queen in 2002 and is located in the city of Newcastle, crossing the river Tyne. The the Gateshead millennium bridge is unique, and it is one of the few bridges in the world that inclined.
15 – Navajo Bridge, USA
This bridge located in Arizona, measures 254 feet long, and is situated at a maximum height of 142 feet from the floor of the canyon.
16 – Bridge Akashi-Kaikyō, in Japan
One of the best pieces of engineering in japan, this bridge holds the record for being the longest suspension bridge in the world with a total length of 3.911 m.
17 – Stari Most, Bosnia
Stari Most was built in 1566 and managed to withstand the test of time up to 1993, during the outbreak of the bosnian war. More than $13 million had been spent on the reconstruction of this bridge from the XVI century and the surrounding buildings. It was finally restored and opened to the public again in 2004.
18 – Bridge Canopy Walk, Ghana
This pedestrian bridge, the central region of Ghana, is located in the only park in Africa with a walkway canopy that connects several tops of trees among themselves.
19- Bridge of Oresund, Sweden and Denmark
This crosses the Øresund strait and joins Sweden with Denmark. This wonder of engineering has a total length of almost 8 kilometers and was completed in 2000.
20 – The wheel of Falkirk, Scotland
What more flame the attention of this bridge is its futuristic design. It is the first and only lift ships in the world! So, the structure can be rotated 180 degrees and is equipped with two locks that have tunnels of 168 m long that emerge at the ends of the 2 wheels.