Amazing Bridges from Around the World

These were submitted anonymously without any further information, so, let the process of naming them begin! A few are easily recognizable but many are quite obscure and a few may even be the product of rendering programs. Still, if you know, chime in!

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1 Comment

  1. Clown

    Comments about the bridges:
    “And maybe these are not all amazing from an engineering point of view, they are all aesthetically spectacular.”
    1- Would have been much more useful with captions.
    2- Third one down is an aqueduct, not a bridge.
    25th image down is Conwy bridge, but there is one road bride, one rail bridge and one foot bridge. Do these all count as one?
    3- What is really amazing is that this does not include the huge Millau in France or one of the 2 bridges in Istanbul that connect Europe to Asia, just to name a couple…
    Absolutely amazing pics. Thanks for these. Do you have a list of where all of these were taken. Some are obvious, but it’d be nice to know where all of them are.
    Absoluty great. thank´s for this present
    Although many of these bridges are amazing, about 1/3 of them are not, but only the camera angle that they are taken from give the illusion of amazingness. If taken from a plain bird’s eye view or horizontal view, many of these bridges would lose the illusion of amazingness that they have in those angles.
    Amazing.
    Among these other bridges recommended to add to this list is the Mostar bridge in Mostar, Bosnia. It’s a reconstruction of the centuries old bridge that was destroyed during the war in 1993. It’s a beautiful little bridge across milky waters. The town’s name itself (Mostar) means ‘bridge’.
    an aqueduct is a “bridge” : Definition (dictionary.com) 1. a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, road, or the like.. If you wanna transport water OVER land then you use a water bridge i.e. aqueduct just like a square IS a type of rectangle.
    As another post pointed out, the Mackinac Bridge can be crossed on foot only on Labor Day. However, it is only a morning event and auto traffic is never stopped. This year’s info from their website states:
    awesome
    Beautiful
    Beautiful pics, but like so many others I must point out an obvious omission- the Firth of Forth bridge.
    Beautiful pics…don’t worry about the complainers…I really really need to know if anyone knows of a bridge near a waterfall that looks similar to #5 a long bridge, flat type that lights up on the sides at night east coast or eastern region of the United States. It is very important. If you know the name please post it. Thanks.
    cheers, cebu
    Congratulations!!!
    December 3rd, 2007 at 4:12 pm
    Denis
    Didn’t see Millau … ?
    does anyone know where the bridge over the waterfall is? its one of the pics in the middle after the space age one. it looks oddly familiar…
    Fabulous photography and amazing, ingenious bridges. I thought the first one was the Sei-0-Say Pol (33 arch bridge) in Isfahan, Iran at first which is the most fabulous bridge I have ever seen. Thanks for posting these.
    February 1st, 2008 at 12:43 pm
    February 22nd, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    FIRST!
    Funny Videos…
    GAWD.
    Glad to see so many views of Brunel’s Clifton suspension bridge, but what about the first iron bridge, built was it not at ‘Ironbridge’ near Telford UK and now only for pedestrians? There is a another beauty in the north west highlands of Scotland, I believe at Unnapool – a piece of sculpture between two mountains and spanning a sea inlet. Great selection though.
    Great photos. I think I recognized a few bridges/cities/countries, but not that many.
    Great pictures!
    Great pictures! I am fascinated by several of them, especially the one that has 3 angled suspension arches. Interesting! I agree that our Big Mac should definitely be added, but, as Lincoln said, you will never please all of the people. Thanks for compiling these.
    Have a look: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pont_du_Gard or at the official site: http://www.pontdugard.fr/
    Hi,
    Hmm, I disagree. I’d say they’re all good functional engineering, but several do not strike me as beautiful at all. To me, most of the post-Second World War ones are JUST engineering. The older structures have more life.
    Holy mother of Abe Lincon.
    How typical is this? a wonderful post with remarkable images, and we have carping, tiny-minded ASSHOLES bitching about ‘you didn’t include this and HOW DARE YOU repeat images’.
    http://www.bridgesofbudapest.com/bridge/chain_bridge
    http://www.ironbridgeguide.info/
    http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/users/06/adem/personal/turkiye/images/bogazici%20koprusu%20gece.jpg
    I agree that the Millau Viaduct should be in there but so too should the bridge from Kobe to Shikoku Island (despite the fact that it was a massive money loser).
    I agree with Arthur: the bridge at Millau should have been among them and the Pont du Gare is an aquaduct. But it is a bridge as well, check for example wikipedia on that.
    I believe the third one down is an aquaduct, not a bridge; impressive nonetheless.
    I can see two of them from my apartment (I think)… at least 1 of them for sure.
    I do miss a Dutch bridge among them, like the Erasmusbrug (looks kinda like the fourth one down).
    I drove over it the other day coming back from a road trip, and it’s being replaced by a two lane bridge as it’s on the main road through New Zealand and causes major traffic congestion.
    I miss the Mighty Mac! The Mackinac Bridge, fantastic when viewed from either side or either lake!
    I read the comments and see that many people wrote what you had missed. Normally, you missed many bridges,there are thousands of them out there; but you made great work, really; thank you.
    I recently had a visionary dream regarding a catastrophe relating to a bridge. I have a perfect description of the bridge the layout, etc. I have no wordly knowledge of bridges and am concerned for people’s lives. I know it was the east coast and an open water bridge. I also know it was a low bridge built of concrete near a waterfall and a beach. In the dream there were tumultuous waves like a hurricane and the bridge was missing sections and flooded. The reason for alarm is because God warned me of 911 before it happened and honestly I didn’t take the warning too seriously until afterwards. If you can’t help that is fine I will just keep praying for the safety of the people, but if you have any idea of a bridge or area that remotely fits this description please let me know. I have had earthquake dreams etc. before and disasters, floods that come to pass so please this is not a joke. There was also an inlet type area of water that was circular with extremely rough churning waves that were crushing people up against a large man made wall that was perpendicular to beachfront townhomes…I just need to clear my conscience if there is no such bridge then wonderful.
    I recognize some of the bridges but many I do not. Labels would be great. Great pictures by the way!
    i sat with these for a few moments, in reverence and awe. Thank you.
    I think #30 is Mpls – Great collection of cool bridges.
    I want to live near them !
    I would love to see captions on these fabulous photos showing where they are located.
    I would seriously consider including the Charles Bridge (Karlov Most) in Prague…
    I’m surprised no one has commented on the two pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge (#s 14 & 27).
    I’ve actually been on 6 of those. Very cool stuff!
    I’ve been there for several times – and what can I say? It is marvelous! Until some years ago you could walk right throught the topmost level where the water used to flow in former times.
    If anyone has seen the Pont du Gard, they will tell you as part of the Aqueduct an addition has been made on the other side which is actually a walking bridge to cross the river. Look closely at the picture & notice the smoother texture & extra depth of the back part of the lower arches.
    Image #38 – 4th Street Bridge, Los Angeles, CA. As seen from the Aliso Pico District going West in to the Arts Distict of Los Angeles City Center a.k.a. Down Town L.A. Famous for the thousands of movies, TV shows and commercials filmed on it.
    Image 12 is the Puente de San Martin in Toledo, Spain.
    Image 21 is the Seven Mile Bridge connecting Knight’s Key to Little Duck Key in the Florida Keys, USA.
    Image 22 is the Millennium Bridge, London, UK.
    Image 8 is the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia.
    Images 11 and 24 are the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA.
    It’s a beautiful little bridge across milky waters
    It’s a reconstruction of the centuries old bridge that was destroyed during the war in 1993.
    It’s not actually that impressive in real life, either, apart from the steel supports etc it’s just a rickety crap old bridge. The camera angle makes for a cool photograph however.
    Its a shame that they did not add Bogazici Bridge…
    Yes, it’s true – one is an aqueduct, some notables are not there, there are some shown more than once. All trvial remarks – the web is better off with this page than without it – you’ve assembled a collection of bridge pictures that communicate a love of the structure itself beautifully. Nice work!
    You forgot the ‘Viaduc de Millau’ in southern France, along the A75 highway. It is the tallest transportation bridge in the world. It’s beautiful and only about 2 years open.
    You forgot the Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA. It totally belongs on this list.
    You have 3 photos of the same bridge! The Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, England.
    you have the clifton suspension bridge on here 3 times…
    You missed one. The Big Mac bridge that spans the conjunction of two of the largist fresh water lakes in the world, Lake Michigan and Lake Ontario)that it is 500 feet longer than the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransico, should have been included in your pictures.
    you should check out bridges in Putrajaya, Malaysia too. pretty awesome.
    You’ve included the Clifton suspension bridge (http://www.clifton-suspension-bridge.org.uk/) in Bristol 3 times.
    your imagenes are very cool, thank you for send me tha’s imagenes.
    January 1st, 2009 at 6:51 am
    January 22nd, 2008 at 5:30 am
    January 23rd, 2008 at 3:40 am
    Jose
    Just looked at O’Connell bridge, Alaska;in photos looks commonplace and uninspired.
    Just wonderful
    Kind regards,
    Lol, one’s not a bridge, it’s an aqueduct.
    Loverly set of photos…shame you did not include the very first ever Iron Bridge constructed over the river severn Uk in a place called Ironbrige…lol
    Maybe because it is approximately 360 miles north of Detroit, Michigan, it is too far away for the average person to routinely visit this bridge. Once a year on Labor Day, they shut down the bridge for a short time, to vehicle traffic and allow only people to walk across. There are usually several thousand people that attend this event. If you want to include an image of this great bridge, I can get you one.
    More info: http://www.bridgesofbudapest.com/bridge/liberty_bridge
    most of these aren’t really amazing so much as good photographs.
    Never really apppreciated bridges that much. These were breathtaking.
    Nice Bridge Photos! Too bad you left out the greatest bridge of all time, the George Washington Bridge. If it were not for the GWB and Othmar Ammann the Swiss Engineer who designed and built the bridge, all other bridges around the world would NOT have been possible. Please check out my website of extensive photographs of New York;s great bridges. Cheers
    Nice Collection
    Nice collection of beautiful bridges of the world.It would had been muuch better if the location of these bridges had been mentioned also.Then it would had been more informativ
    Nice collection of beautiful bridges of the world.It would had been muuch better if the location of these bridges had been mentioned also.Then it would had been more informative.T.Q
    Nice to see the 360 bridge in Austin Texas over Lake Austin.
    No 7 is Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
    No Tower Bridge? Disappointing.
    None Of These Bridges has enough charisma to say they have more than Sitka’s Bridge
    Number 10 down is Seddon bridge from the South Island of New Zealand.
    number 2 isn’t a bridge but a aquaduct
    Number three looks like an Aquaduct to me. Not a bridge.
    oh wow, beautiful pictures :)
    One bridge is down there twice.
    One of then is in Brasil.
    One of these bridges is not like the other… ’cause it is an aqueduct.
    ooww interested photos.. thank youu. soo much
    Photo Number 10 (above the Golden Gate) is the Awatere Bridge south of Blenheim, New Zealand, crossing the Awatere River. (A-wa-te-re) It is a single lane, double deck bridge on the main national highway (State Highway 1) – the top deck is a rail line. During summer you could wait up to half an hour to cross the bridge.
    Several people wrote that one of the photos is an aquaduct not a bridge. Actually the structure is called Pont du Gard – The Bridge of the (river) Gard in France. It was both an aquaduct and a bridge built by the Romans.
    SO its 30 amazing bridges…
    Thanks for your effort; they’re all amazing bridges in every definition of the word, which is as you claimed. Cheers!
    Thanks for posting these great photos.
    Thanks for sharing these great pictures!!
    thanks for these great pictures, bridges are not only something useful, they are a kind of trip for the mind, a leap, a knot, some clue, don’t know, very interesting
    that’s inpresive
    The 6th is Liberty Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, span over the River Danube.
    The aqueduct is the roman Pont du Gard spanning the Gardon River in southern France (north of Avignon)
    The bridge has been closed to road traffic only last month as a replacement two lane road bridge has been built adjancent to the bridge.
    The bridge with the water fall behind , looks very much like Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.
    The brige in front of the waterfall is the Multnomah Falls in Oregon on the Columbia River at the Gorge. A bridge that is very interesing and beautiful is the Cable Bridge in Tri-Cities, Washington over the Mighty Columbia River.
    The Mackinac Bridge connecting Michigan’s upper and lower peninsula is the longest two tower suspension bridge between anchorages (8,614 feet) (2,626 m) in the Western Hemisphere, longer than the Golden Gate. It’s total length is also greater at nearly five miles, definitely one of the worlds amazing bridges.
    The name of the city is Brasi’lia and the bridge is really beautiful.
    The one in front of a waterfall is from Multnomah Falls near Portland, Oregon. The view is pretty spectacular. The bridge itself, not so much.
    The photos are really good, shows the evolution of structures of connection, from heart-touching stone to contemporary steel. It would be better if they were chronologically sorted.
    The point is the aqueduct is built as a bridge to traverse a gap. In other words, to ‘bridge’ the gap.
    The title is not “ALL the Amazing Bridges…” Of course there are more! And maybe these are not all amazing from an engineering point of view, they are all aesthetically spectacular.
    The two EAST lanes on the bridge are used by walkers until 9:30 a.m. and the two WEST lanes by vehicular traffic. After 9:30 a.m. only one EAST lane is available to walkers. The National Guard and other official personnel will be available in the event of an emergency. Please note, there are NO RESTROOMS ON THE BRIDGE and the average length of time to walk the bridge is about two hours. Portable toilets will be located at both ends of the bridge and at the bus loading area.
    They are not only about great works of construction/art, but are also well taken.
    this is probably the best collection of bridges I’ve come across.
    Um Dude, cool pix but I think the third one is actually an aqueduct, it is used to carry water, not transport people.
    Very funny, I liked it, thank you very much for brightening my day! :-)…
    Very impressive collection ! I love the diversity of it : huge, ancient, new, small, huge, stones, metal,… It’s all the diversity of the world expressed here !
    Very nice photos. Congrats.
    very nice.
    W.O.W.! Very beautiful places. Nice pictures!
    well there’s 40 pictures, so if u subtract the duplicates and the non-bridges, and the ones that aren’t amazing, maybe you get 32!
    well, this is worldwide correct? You have not seen a gorgeous bridge, UNLESS you have seen O’Connell Bridge, In Sitka Alaska.
    what a wonderfull collection nice enjoyment for those who can not enjoy the world
    What about the Chain Bridge in Budapest, Hungary?
    what about the confederation bridge that joins prince edward island and new brunswick. longest bridge over ice. 12.9 km long
    what about the Confederation Bridge that joins the Provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, CANADA. longest bridge over ice. 12.9 km long
    What about the Sunshine Skyway?
    Where is Bosphorus Bridge connecting Asia to Europe in Istanbul?
    Where is Newcastle’s Tyne Bridge? I’m Upset! ;)
    Where’s Jeff Bridges – he’s pretty amazing aka Big Lebowski
    why the hell isn’t the ponte vecchio on there?
    WHy two pictures of the Golden gate Bridge?
    Wonderful! Beautiful! Fantastic! More, please!
    wonderfull collection and enjoyment for those people that can not enjoy the world
    wonderfull collection nice enjoyment
    Wow great collection :)
    Wow, some excellent bridges there, I think there are 3 photos of bristol suspension bridge tho!!
    wow…. that is quite amazing. love it love it

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