9 Amazing Bridges

Bridges are some of the most beautiful architectural wonders of the world. Here are 9 amazing examples, found at Deputy Dog.

Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, São Paulo, Brazil.

The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (450 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue.

Pedestrian Bridge, Texas, U.S.A.

This beautiful arched bridge in Lake Austin was a private build by Miro Rivera Architects and is used to connect the client’s main house to the smaller guest house on the other side of the water.
Rolling Bridge, London, U.K.

The Rolling Bridge, was built in 2004 as part of the Grand Union Canal office & retail development project at Paddington Basin, London.

Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, Brasilia, Brazil.

The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, also known as the President JK Bridge or just the JK Bridge, crosses Lake Paranoá in Brasília, D.F.

Kintaikyo, Iwakuni, Japan.

The Kintai Bridge (錦帯橋, Kintai-kyō?) is a historical wooden arch bridge, in the city of Iwakuni, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The bridge was built in 1673, spanning the beautiful Nishiki River in a series of five wooden arches, and the bridge is located on the foot of Mt.Yokoyama, at the top of which lies Iwakuni Castle.

Beipanjiang River railroad bridge, Guizhou, China.

Beipanjiang River Railroad Bridge in Guizhou is an enormous railway bridge that was built as part of the much larger "Guizhou-Shuibai Railway Project." It connects 2 mountains over a deep ravine. At its highest point the bridge’s deck sits 918 feet above the ground.

Henderson Waves, Southern Ridges, Singapore.

Henderson Waves is a 900 foot long pedestrian bridge. At 120 feet above Henderson Road, it is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. It connects Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park.

Pont Gustave Flaubert, Rouen, France.

The Pont Gustave-Flaubert is a vertical lift bridge over the River Seine at Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France. It officially opened on 25 September 2008.

Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.

Technically, this is a bridge; it is a structure which spans a gorge. The difference is, the bridge can’t be used by humans due to the fact that its purpose is to support 2 pipelines, 1 gas, 1 oil across the extremely high gap in papua new guinea.

Photos via Deputy Dog.
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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Looking at these photos of bridges from around the world has had me distracted completely! I feel like I've had a little holiday just sitting here looking and appreciating. Thanks heaps!