Oh, almost everybody knows about the Howrah Bridge (India), the Golden Gate (USA), the Tower Bridge (England), to name a few among the famous ones, but there is more to the list of this beautiful form of art.
Here are some of the beautiful bridges from around the world that you might not know about:
1. Gaztelugatxe, Spain
This man-made bridge has around 237 steps that leads to a hermitage.
Gaztelugatxe is a small island which is connected to the coast by a narrow path. It is a man-made bridge that goes up 237 steps to the hermitage.
2. Multnomah Falls, Oregon, USA
Benson Bridge spans the lower of two falls called Multnomah Falls.
Multnomah Falls was formed as a result of the Missoula Floods. Benson Bridge spans the lower of two falls called Multnomah Falls.
3. Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy
Ponte Vecchio is noted for still having shops built along it.
This medieval arch bridge is noted for still having shops built along it. At present, the shops are those of jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers.
4. Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland
Glenfinnan Viaduct is the longest concrete railway bridge in Scotland.
Made up of mass concrete, this railway viaduct has 21 semicircular spans of 50 feet and is built on a curve of 792 feet.
5. Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
Charles Bridge is protected by three bridge towers.
This historical bridge is 621 metres long and nearly 10 metres wide. It rests on 16 arches shielded by ice guards and is protected by three bridge towers.
6. Puente Nuevo, Spain
Puente Nuevo took 42 years to build.
This bridge divides the city of Ronda, in southern Spain. It was started in 1751 and took 42 years to build. Not only this, fifty workers were killed during its construction. At present, it contains an exhibition describing the bridge's history and construction.
7. Khaju Bridge, Isfahan, Iran
Khaju Bridge works as a dam and regulates the flow of the Zayandeh river
Built at the request of a Persian King in the 17th century, the Khaju bridge links both sides of the Zayandeh river. This beautiful bridge has 23 stone arches and also functions as a dam.
8. Stari Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stari Most is a reconstruction of a 16th century Ottoman Bridge.
Considered as one of the most exemplary pieces of Islamic architecture, it is one of the country's most recognizable landmarks.
9. Pont du Gard, Gard River, France
The Pont du Gard is one of the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts
This bridge is one of the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts. With three tiers of arches, this bridge crosses the Gardon River in the south of France.
10. Chengyang Bridge, Sanjiang County, China
Chengyang Bridge was built without a single nail.
This UNSECO World Heritage site was built without a single nail. It is a place to meet, relax and socialize by local residents. It is also known as Wind and Rain Bridge.
11. Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), Venice, Italy
Ponte dei Sospiri is an enclosed bridge in Venice, Italy.
This bridge is made up of white limestone and has windows with stone bars. It was built in 1600 and was designed by Antonio Contino.
12. The Natural Bridge, Virginia
The Natural Bridge consists of horizontal limestone strata.
It is a geological formation that formed a natural arch 215 feet high with a span of 90 feet.
13. Banpo Bridge, South Korea
Banpo Bridge is also known as the Fountain Bridge.
Banpo Bridge was completed in 1982 but it was 2009 when the fountains were actually installed. The water is pumped directly from the river and is recycled continuously.
14. Rakotz bridge, Germany
Rakotz Bridge is also known as Devil's Bridge.
Located in the Kronlauer Park in Germany, this architectural marvel is also known as the Devil's Bridge as it creates an optical illusion in the water making it unusual and dangerous in its appearance.
15. Rialto Bridge, Venice
Rialto Bridge is a raised central arch bridge in Venice.
If we look into the history, Rialto Bridge allowed for large boat traffic on the city’s Grand Canal during its marine trading heyday. Today the bridge is one of the most visited landmarks in Venice.