The most unusual bridges of the world (12 photos)





Bridge of Sighs to. The most dramatic bridge VenetsiiSudya by name, we can assume that it will be about ferries. But - at this time. Right and left banks combined, usually bridges. That self-made, the rope, the stone, the natural, the real works of art. A few of the most-most of them - in our today's review.
Heavenly Bridge Langkawi
One of the world's highest bridge singly.
Located in Malaysia, it is a miracle, at the top of the mountain, which is defined as the age of 500 million years. This curved bridge is less than 6 feet wide and approximately 410 feet long, is at an altitude of 2000 feet above sea level. Designed for tourists and opened in 2005. It is said that on a cloudy day the bridge is lost in the clouds, so it seems that he goes to heaven.



Skye Bridge

Hangzhou Bay Bridge
The world's longest bridge connecting the shore of the ocean.
Hangzhou Bay Bridge is located on the East China Sea, the Yangtze River Delta. Its length - 22 miles. Building the world's longest bridge took five years, and the first group of scientists and architects carefully studied the seismic parameters, wave height and strength of their attacks. For visitors it opened in May 2008, but because there is an existing "bridge" service, travelers can not only fill their own stomachs and car on the bridge, but also to spend the night there.



Hangzhou Bay Bridge
Leonardo Bridge
Built in 2001 on design by Leonardo da Vinci from 1502
Today this bridge, located in Norway may use only pedestrians and cyclists. But in the Middle Ages talented da Vinci designed it for Sultan Bayezid II as a bridge "Golden Horn", "border" bridge to Constantinople. Leonardo Bridge is 360 feet long and 19 feet above the ground, although originally, in the project, it was much more 1080 feet long and 120 feet above sea level.
According to scientists, da Vinci was the first architect in the history of mankind, and in his notebooks remained plenty of great ideas. that could be translated into modern architecture.



Leonardo Bridge
Bosphorus Bridge
The bridge connecting the two continents
It located in Istanbul, Turkey, in the waters of the Bosphorus. Makes 4.954 feet long and 210 feet above sea level.
Its construction was completed in 1973, while the negotiations on the construction of such a large suspension bridge began in 1900. Interestingly, in 2005, this bridge has been played tennis tournament between Venus Williams and Turkish tennis player Ïpek Şenoğlu. It was the first ever match between the two continents, which took place in the literal sense of the word, above sea level.



Bosphorus Bridge
Viaduct de Millau
This "celebrity" was opened in 2004 in the south of France, but - not a Frenchman. Author, "Daddy" viaduct - British architect Norman Foster who decided to challenge himself and Eiffel to design a bridge that would be higher than the tower itself. The height of one of the pillars of the bridge is 341 meters. Cable-stayed viaduct is 2, 46 kilometers in length and can quickly cross the valley of the river Tarn. But it is not free: have to pay 4, 90 to 6, 60 euros for the ride.


Viaduct de Millau
"Bridge rain and wind»
It is not difficult to guess, looking at the poetic name of the authors of this building - Asians. Or rather - the Chinese. This type of bridge "invented" people dong - one of the many ethnic groups in China, has long been selivshihsya in damp valleys on the banks of Guangxi province in the south. Covered wooden bridge allows the traveler to comfortably overcome the water barrier, protecting it from the rain and winds. Wooden structures Dong people traditionally built without a single nail, but were surprisingly strong. Such, for example, Chenyansky bridge standing on the river Linsey 1916. It is comparatively small: a length of 65 m, a width of 3 to 7 m, and 10, 6 m in height.


Most wind and rain
Golden Gate Bridge
Probably the most famous bridge from all represented. After all, he is often portrayed in the pictures, shot in Hollywood movies, it becomes a mecca of American bombers and is considered a symbol of the city. Bridge with a rich history, the Golden Gate is located in San Francisco, and was built in 1937 through the strait that separates the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. Construction of the bridge was a very difficult and dangerous, and yet - the experimental, because then for the first time have been applied insuring network, saving lives 19 workers. As a result of the suspension bridge was built, which became at that time the longest in the world. The span between two supports is 1280 m, and is still the Golden Gate Bridge is considered one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.


Golden Gate Bridge

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