9 Mindblowing Bridges ever

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1.Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia

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The Langkawi Sky Bridge can be accessed via cable car. The bridge is a 410 ft-long curved pedestrian bridge above Gunung Matchincang roughly 2,300 ft above sea level. Once you travel up the mountain via the the cable car, the bridge gives tourists the opportunity to view some of the most beautiful sights of the Malaysian mountains and rainforests.

 

 

2.Siduhe Bridge, China

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Opening in 2009, the Siduhe bridge is officially the worlds highest bridge; and probably the scariest for those who have a fear of heights! It is located an incredible 1,627 ft above ground to achieve this record. To get a scale of how high up this bridge is, it is higher than the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel tower, the Pyramids of Giza and the Big Ben. It sits quietly high above a river gorge in China’s Hubei Province surrounded by China’s mountains and greenery. Building this bridge was a challenge because of it’s location. It wasn’t possible to use cranes, boats or even get helicopters up there so the engineers came up with the interesting idea of using rockets instead. Over 1000 meters of tether was attached to the end of a rocket and shot all the way across the gorge to help set up foundations. It’s unique location and unique way of construction show that this bridge will probably remain the world’s highest bridge for years to come.

 

 

3.Millau Viaduct, France

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This bridge is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the tallest bridge in the world. It stands at an incredible 1,125ft tall to become an engineering masterpiece. The bridge gained international recognition as a major engineering feat and received the Outstanding Structure Award in 2006, one of the most prestigious prizes an architect can win. The New York Times described it as “a triumph of engineering†and the BBC called it “one of the engineering wonders of the 21st Centuryâ€. The president of France, Jacques Chirac, opened the bridge in 2004 which cost an estimated 394 million euros, or 524 million dollars. The bridge itself crosses over the Tarn River Valley in Millau and gives drivers some of the most stunning views in all of France, even rising above the clouds on some days!

 

 

4.Erasmus Bridge

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This 2,631 foot long cable-stayed bridge that connects the northern and southern parts of Rotterdam is nicknamed “The Swan” thanks to a 456 foot high asymmetrical pylon. The bridge was designed by Ben van Berkel and completed in 1996.

 

 

 

5.Bloukrans Bridge

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This impressive arch bridge built in the early 1980’s is the highest road bridge on the continent at 708 feet. It’s also the highest spot on Earth with commercial bungee jumping.

 

 

6.THE JUSCELINO KUBITSCHEK BRIDGE , BRAZIL

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Architect Alexandre Chan and structural engineer Mario Vila Verde, both from Rio de Janeiro, entered the idea of this bridge into a competition aiming to solve the problem of closing the gap between commuters and their homes. According to Chan, the idea was “to create a landmark for the enjoyment of the community as much as to simply traverse a body of water.â€

 

 

7.ORESUND BRIDGE, SWEDEN

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The Oresund Bridge crosses the Oresund strait and joins Sweden with Denmark. It begins as a cable-stayed bridge in Sweden and ends as a tunnel in Denmark. A small artificial island was built around the tunnel’s entrance to keep water from creeping in.

 

8.Gateshead Millennium Bridge: Gateshead, England

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Referred as the ‘Blinking Eye Bridge’ or the ‘Winking Eye Bridge’ due to its shape and its tilting method. The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is the world’s first and currently only tilting bridge. But the most amazing thing about this pedestrian and biker crossing of the Tyne River is that it appears as if an eye is winking whenever it is raised and lowered. It was opened to the public on September 2001. Its innovative and unique design has won loads of awards since Queen Elizabeth officially opened it in 2002.

 

 

9.Henderson Wave Bridge: Singapore

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Singapore’s Henderson Waves Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that stands 118 feet above bustling Henderson Road and connects Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. The nearly 900-foot-long bridge is designed with a wave-like structure comprising seven undulating curved ribs. These ribs create alcoves that provide seating and shelter to passersby.

 

 

 

 

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