There’s a sense of adventure, and also a sense of satisfaction in crossing bridges; and the views into abyss and beyond only add to the charm. Some bridges span rivers, some traverse mountain ranges, some are strung over oceans, some soar above jungles and some are speckled across the sky.
They may seem daunting, but if you dare to tread ahead, they lead you to picture-perfect places. From sky-high suspension bridges to rope bridges, below-listed are 7 of the world’s most stunning bridges.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA
This one needs no introduction! The most beautiful bridge of the world, the Golden Gate, built in 1937, is also the most photographed bridge of the world.
Trift Bridge – Switzerland
The Triftbrücke, or Trift Bridge is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps. Hanging across a wide ravine, the bridge is a modern suspension bridge that looks like it could blow over by a wild wind, but is in fact very secure.
Tower Bridge, London, UK
An iconic symbol of London city, the Tower Bridge was constructed in Victorian Gothic architectural style in the year 1894. A busy crossing situated on river Thames, the bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together by two horizontal walkways.
Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA
Looming like a legend over New York City’s East River, the Brooklyn Bridge links the two boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. An iconic feature beautifying the New York skyline, it is a hybrid cable-stayed and suspension bridge that has been providing a safe and scenic passage to a million commuters every day.
A rope bridge, Carrick-a-Rede was built by salmon fishermen more than 300 years ago. Not to worry, it has been renovated and is securely fastened. It is quite popular among tourists, especially for its stunning views of the Rathlin Island and some parts of Scotland.
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada
A simple suspension bridge, the Capilano lets you walk on the wide side of Canada. The bridge crosses to towering evergreens. Do not miss out on the new Cliff Walk, which follows a granite precipice along Capilano River with a labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilever bridges and stairs.
Millau Viaduct, France
The world’s highest major road bridge, Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed bridge spanning across the Tarn river. It has rightfully been described as beautiful, breathtaking, spectacular and awe-inspiring.
Which bridges do you dream of crossing?