2. Chengyang Bridge, Sanjiang County, China
This wonderful bridge was built by the dong people of China using only wood and stone. This bridge really is a great example of architectural brilliance as, amazingly, there is not a single nail or bolt holding it together.
Many years ago, around 2,000 years to be precise, this bridge was an aqueduct system that transported water to the Roman city, Nemausus. This bridge is a testament to the building skills of the Romans – it is 56 feet high and over 30 miles long.
This bridge runs over the famous Grand Canal. It has a unique arched shape and is a magnet for those wanting to take a romantic picture. The bridge gives tourists a perfect view of the gondola boats and their singing gondoliers.
The city of Florence was the home of many a great artist, and the Ponte Vecchio is certainly proof of this. This stunning medieval bridge spans the Arno River and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The bridge itself now has a multitude of shops selling luxury items, souvenirs, and jewelry, which makes it a very busy place during peak tourist season.
Designer John Roebling spent around 15 years convincing the city’s council to let him complete his dream of building the world’s longest suspension bridge. Unfortunately, Roebling passed away before construction began, so his son Washington took over responsibility until he became ill. The bridge was eventually completed by Washington’s wife, Emily.
Helix Bridge, one of the world’s most modern bridges, is made of glass and steel mesh and is one of the main tourist attractions in Singapore – people from all over the world are impressed by this majestic bridge. At night, it turns blue, which perfectly complements the hi-tech city surrounding it.
This stunning structure was built in the 17th century by Shah Abbas II, and, to this day, it is still a functioning dam that brings water to the gardens along the Zayandeh River. The center of the bridge is comprised of two large pavilions which were originally reserved for the Shah, but they are now open to the public.
Definitely the most photographed bridge in the world. This iconic bridge took four years to build and cost $27 million. Spanning the Pacific Ocean since 1937, the bridge’s red hue has turned it into one of the most popular and well-known bridges in the world.