8 Unbelievable Bridges (Slideshow)


These engineering marvels are far more than just practicalities. Indeed, there are many bridges across the globe that should be considered works of art. Click through to check out some of the planet’s most incredible bridges.

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1. The Helix Bridge, Singapore

This 1,000 foot-long bridge was built to resemble — you guessed it! — a double helix. The first-of-its-kind design has won much praise across the globe.

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2. Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan

Is this the world’s scariest bridge? It sure does look like it! For many of the region’s people living in remote villages, this is the only way to connect to the larger world. Today, of course, it’s a tourist attraction.

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3. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia

High atop the tree canopy you’ll find this incredible walking bridge, offering picturesque views ofGunung Mat Cincang, the most famous mountain on the Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi.

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Image Credit: Dylan Waters via Flickr.


4. Magdeburg Water Bridge, Germany

Nope, your eyes don’t deceive you — that’s a water bridge over a river! Though construction on the bridge, which connects Berlin’s harbor with the Rhine River, began in the 1930′s, the bridge didn’t open until 2003.

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5. Ponte Vecchio, Italy

This famed bridge, built during medieval times in Florence, is home to several art dealers and jewelry shops. You might call it a marketplace-cum-public-square — all over a bridge!

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6. The Wind and Rain Bridge, China

You won’t find a single nail or rivet on this bridge. It was built in 1916 to resemble a rainbow, and is only made of thousands of pieces of wood.

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7. Pythonbrug, The Netherlands

This walking bridge in the heart of Amsterdam may look tilted, but it’s actually just a clever engineering trick. It’s perfectly safe to walk across, we promise!

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8. Wildlife Bridge, Germany

There are several wildlife bridges across the globe — including many here in the United States. Though we may think of bridges as something that humans use, wildlife bridges are meant to allow animals to safely cross highways. Not too shabby!

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William C
William Cabout a month ago

Thank you.

W. C
W. C1 months ago


W. C
W. C1 months ago

Thank you.

Sonia M
Sonia M8 months ago

Amazing pictures thanks for sharing

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R1 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Roberto MARINI
Roberto MARINI2 years ago


Nimue P.

I like the water bridge and the wildlife bridge, both in Germany - very cool :)

Dale O.

Interesting photos, the hanging bridge is certainly quite something, rather an adventure to walk over that one I would imagine. I also love old wooden bridges.

Julie Botsch
Julie Botsch4 years ago

Thanks. Neat Bridges.

Melania Padilla
Melania P4 years ago