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20 Bridges that Look Like They're from a Fairy Tale!

A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water, valley, or road. Bridges have many different designs and purposes but sometimes, they’re much, much more. These bridges, besides serving their original purpose, are also magically beautiful!

Jindai Bridge, Dahu Park (Taipei, Taiwan)

Known as the "Moon Bridge", it gets its name from the perfect circle that forms thanks to the arch's reflection in the calm water of the pond.

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Dyavolski Most (Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria)

Dyavolski Most (English: "Devil's Bridge") got its name from a local legend, claiming that you can see the devil's footstep in one of the stones.

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Låtefossen Waterfall (Norway)

And iconic tourist attraction in Norway, Låtefossen is unique in that it is the joining place of 2 separate streams, making the drive over the bridge a magical experience.

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The Bridge of Immortals (HuangHsan, China)

Located in China's Yellow Mountain, it connects two giant blocks of granite and is the highest bridge in the world.

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Puente Nuevo (Ronda, Spain)

Built between 1751 and 1793, Puente Nuevo bridge is one of 3 bridges that connect the city of Ronda, perched on a secluded cliff, to the rest of Spain.

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Ahwanee Bridge (Yosemite, USA)

Ahwanee bridge was built in 1928 and is one of several bridges spanning the Merced River in Yosemite National Park. The origin of the name is from the Miwok language's word for "Mouth".

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Pindus Mountains (Greece)

The Pindus mountain range is located in northern Greece and southern Albania. It runs along the border of Thessaly and Epirus, which gained it the nickname "spine of Greece".

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Ponte Gobbo (Bobbio, Italy)

Also known as "Hunchback Bridge", Ponte Gobbo is located in the town of Bobbio, Italy, and spans the Trebbia River. It's construction dates back to the 7th century.

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Foley's Bridge (Tollymore, Northern Ireland)

James Hamilton, the Second Earl of Clanbrassil built Foley’s Bridge in 1787 in honour of his wife Grace Foley. It is located in the Tollymore forest in Northern Ireland.

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The Living Root Bridge (India)

These bridges aren't built - they're grown. The residents of Meghalaya - the War-Khasis tribe, have discovered the durability and strength of the local rubber trees and guided their roots into living bridges.

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Benson Footbridge of Multnomah Falls (Oregon, USA)

Built in 1914 thanks to the donation of Simon Benson, the Benson Bridge is located above the second tier of the Multnomah Falls.

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Gapstow Bridge (New York, USA)

One of the icons of New York City's Central Park, Gapstow Bridge was built in 1896 and spans the narrowest part of the Cetral Park Pond. It was featured in several movies and TV shows that take place in New York.

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Rakotz Brücke (Germany)

This medieval-looking bridge was constructed in the 1860's in Germany's Rhododendronpark. Built in this manner to create the illusion of a perfect circle thanks to the reflection of the arch in the river's water.

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Gaztelugatxe (Spain)

 

This is the Gaztelugatxe islet on the coast of Biscay, Basque Country, Spain. It is connected to the mainland by this spectacular bridge.

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Mullerthal (Luxembourg)

This is the Highest bridge in Luxemburg, located over the Schiessentümpel waterfall on the Black Ernz River, in the east of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

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Gorge De L'Areuse (Noiraigues, Switzerland)

Loudly splashing, the mountain stream Areuse is channeled through its gorge. A daring hiking path has been pinned to the cliffside to give hikers a good view of this natural wonder.

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Stari Most (Bosnia And Herzegovina)

Stari Most (English: "Old Bridge") is a reconstruction of an Ottoman bridge, built in 1866. It is located in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina and crosses the river Neretva. The original bridge was destroyed in the 1993 Croatian-Bosnian War, with reconstruction finished in 2004.

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The Hermitage (Scotland)

Built in 1770, this stone bridge also houses a Cedar of Lebanon, considered to be the oldest tree in the Hermitaeg.

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Packhorse Bridge (Carrbridge ,Scotland)

Built in 1717, the bridge is the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands. Despite the fact that it is considered unstable, jumping off the bridge into the River Dulnain is still a popular pastime for locals and tourists.

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Glenfinnan Viaduct (Scotland)

Built between July 1897 and October 1898, Glenfinnan Viaduct is a railway viaduct on the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan, Lochaber, Highland, Scotland.  The viaduct overlooks the Glenfinnan Monument and the waters of Loch Shiel.

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