Man has proved from time to time that his intelligence is far beyond any other creature that lives under the sun. From the early times, he has been developing technological to come up with some of the most sophisticated things that the world has ever seen. The field of civil engineers can be credited for constructing some of the most amazing structure in the world that update they still portray the high abilities and thinking capacity of man. Famous Bridges that connect two land masses separated by a water bodies have been the most attractive structure that engineers have ever designed. Here is a list of top 10 most famous bridges in the world that man has built.
10. Great Belt Bridge, Denmark
Great Belt Bridge, Denmark
This bridge makes to the top 10 of the most famous bridges and it connects the Danish island of Zealand and Funen. The bridge was opened in 1998 and it has a total length of 6,790 meters with a maximum height of 254 meter. This one of the precious attraction in Denmark and it has simplified transport between the two places.
Great Belt Bridge Night View
9. Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Japan
Akashi Bridge – The longest suspension bridges in the world
Asia is known for its good civil engineering and technological skill. Japan has utilized these two factors to come up with the famous Akashi Kakyo Bridge that connects the Kobe city on the mainland Honshu and the Iwaya on the Island of Awaji. It is the fourth tallest bridge and one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.
Akashi Bridge Night View
8. Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
Charles bridge in Prague, Czech Republic
This is one of the oldest bridges and it crosses the Vltava River. The bridge is said to have been built between 1357 and 15 century. It shows how man even in the early days had the idea of creating efficient transport across the water bodies. It is today one of the major tourist attraction in Czech Republic.
Charles Bridge Night View
7. Millau Viaduct, Millau, France
Millau Viaduct – Tallest bridge in the world
This is the tallest bridge in the world with a height of 343 meters and it is located in Millau Southern France. This four lane bridge was opened in 2004 and it spans across the River Tarn valley. It is one of the most advanced structures that France has together with Eiffel Tower. Its deck is ranked as the twelfth highest in the world with the high of 270 metres.
Millau Viaduc Pile Vs Eiffel
6. Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy
Rialto Bridge, Venice Italy
This is also one of the oldest bridges in the history having been completed in 1591. It was designed with a very high level of intelligence and it is today one of the most famous bridges and also the most attractive place in Italy.
Rialto Bridge, Venice
5. Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy
Ponte Vecchio, Florence
It is one of the old mediaval stone arch bridges in Italy. This is the only bridge that survived the destructive Second World War. One unique thing about this bridge is the presence of the shops along it. Today you can buy souvenirs and jewels from the shop owners along Ponte Vecchio. It’s amazing design attracts hundred of tourist daily.
4. Brooklyn Bridge, New York, United States
Brooklyn Bridge, New York
This is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the US and it was completed in 1883. It connects Manhattan and Brooklyn with a span of 486.3m across East River. This bridge is one of the icons of the New York from the time it was opened up to date. It is also major tourist attraction in New York.
Brooklyn Bridge, United States, New York city, Skyline River
3. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia
Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia
The local has nicknamed this bridge “coathanger” due to its unique arch-based design. The bridge is a symbol of Sydney and Australia as a country. It connects the central business district of the city to the North shore. It accommodates the roads, rail, bicycle and pedestrian thus creating a very efficient communication between the two places.
Sydney Harbour – Famous Bridges in Australia
2. Tower Bridge, London, England
Tower Bridge, London, England
Having been built between 1886 and 1894, this bridge has become the symbol of London and one of the most famous bridges in the world. It combines bascule and suspension bridge over the Thames River in London. It is one of the most visited monuments world over with hundreds of tourist visiting this place daily.
London Tower Brigde – Famous Bridge in London
1. Golden Gate Bridge – The Most Famous Bridges in the US
Golden Gate – The Famous Bridges in the World
This is the most famous bridge in the entire world. The bridge that was opened in 1937 is built with very high skills and wonderful designs that have enabled to be the most amazing bridge on earth. It is the most famous tourist attraction in San Francisco with hundreds of tourist flocking this pace daily. It has a span of 1,280 meter.
Lightning Strike the Golden Gate Bridge
These are the ten most famous bridges today in the world. There many more other bridges but they cannot match up to the quality in design of those mentioned above.