Here are probably the 10 most beautiful bridges in the world :
10. Golden Gate – San Francisco , California
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California is one of the most beautiful and most photographed bridges in the world. Linking San Francisco with Marin County the Golden Gate Bridge is a 1.7 mile-long suspension bridge that can be crossed by car, on bicycles or on foot.
09. Hangzhou Bay Bridge – Zheijiang Province, China
Very unique in the world of bridges, this structure is S-shaped, contains 12 vehicle lanes and spans the Hangzhou Bay. At 22.37 miles, it’s the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world and is expected to last for 100 years. It took 600 experts nine years just to design the bridge, which connects Jiaxing and Ningbo in China’s Zheijiang province.
08. Bosphorus Bridge – Istanbul, Turkey
This unbelievable structure connects Europe and Asia—the only bridge in existence linking two continents. The 1973 structure is gravity-anchored with steel pylons and inclined hangers and once held the title of the fourth longest suspension bridge in the world. With three lanes in each direction, 180,000 vehicles cross the bridge daily, helping to improve Istanbul’s traffic flow.
07. Nanpu Bridge – Shanghai, China
The spiral-shaped interchange for this bridge makes it the most fascinating and distinct structures on our list. The cable-stayed road bridge is one of four key bridges that connect the Shanghai districts of Pudong and Puxi. Along the Puxi side there are three spirals leading onto the bridge, which spans the Huangpu River.
06. Sydney Harbour Bridge – Sydney, Australia
Sydney Harbor Bridge opened in 1932 and is a focal point of Aussie pride and celebrations. The Sydney Harbour Bridge may not be the longest steel-arch Bridge in the world, but it is the largest and widest. At 48.8 metres (151.3 feet) wide, the Guinness Book of Records lists it as the widest long span Bridge in the world and until 1967, it was Sydney’s tallest structure. The bride nickname is “The Coat Hanger” because of its arch-based design.
05. Confederation Bridge – New Brunswick, Canada
The Confederation Bridge is a bridge that links Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick , in Canada . It was constructed between 1993 and 1997 and the cost was C$ 1.3 billion .The bridge opened on May 31, 1997 and has a length of 8 miles (12.9 km) .
04. Gateshead Millennium Bridge – River Tyne, England
The Gateshead Millenium Bridge is the world’s first and currently only tilting bridge and was designed by Gifford and Partners with Wilkinson Eyre . The bridge is spanning the River Tyne in England between Gateshead’s Quays arts quarter on the south bank, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank.
03. Tower Bridge – London, England
Tower Bridge was opened in 1894 by The Prince of Wales and has become an iconic symbol of London. Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, England, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, which gives it its name.
02. Brooklyn Bridge – New York, NY
The Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States was built between 1869 and 1883. The bridge connects Manhattan with New York‘s most populous borough, Brooklyn, at the time one of the country’s largest cities. The bridge is one of the most magnificent landmarks in New York. The Brooklyn Bridge ranks as one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century and remains one of New York’s most popular and well known landmarks.
01. The Millau Viaduct – Tarn Valley, France
The Millau Bridge is the tallest bridge in the world and is located in the valley of Tarn river near Millau , in souther France . Millau Viaduct construction cost was around 400 million euro and it was opened to traffic on December 16 , 2004 . The Millau bridge received the 2006 IABSE Outstanding Structure Award , it was designed by Michel Virlogeux and Norman Foster . The bridge is part of the A75-A71 autoroute axis from Paris to Montpellier .
Hangzhou Bay Bridge – Zheijiang Province, China