Bridges

You would not realize how hard it is to build a bridge as you speed your car while crossing the bridge. From the driver perspective, a long straight lane with

You would not realize how hard it is to build a bridge as you speed your car while crossing the bridge. From the driver perspective, a long straight lane with some poles or cables is all they can see. It is just another boring trip crossing the bridge in order to reach your destination. Although that is the main purpose of building a bridge, architect has added some art while they are designing the bridge. If you look a bridge from a distance, you can see the whole picture and you will appreciate it better. In this article, I have listed some of weird and wonderful bridges. Although the bridges may not be the most suitable candidate for World’s Most Amazing Bridges, but it is not wrong to appreciate the bridges right?

Millau Bridge is located in France. With the height of more than 300 meters over the River Tarn in the Massif Central Mountains, it is even taller than the famous Eiffel Tower. Designed by the French structural engineer, Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest bridge in the world. The bridge won the 2006 IABSE Outstanding Structure Award. The bridge actually broke three world records as it is constructed. The first one is the bridge has the highest pylons in the world. Then, it has the highest bridge tower in the world, and lastly it has the highest road bridge deck in Europe, which is 270 meter above the Tarn River at its highest point.

We have seen the world tallest bridge, now is the time to get back into the past. The next bridge has fascinating history, The Stari Most also known as Old Brige. Back to the year 1557, Suleiman the Magnificent commissioned for Stari Most to replace an older wooden suspension bridge. It took nine years to complete after the construction began in 1557. The Stari Most is located in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovia that crosses river Neretva. It stood for 427 years till it was destroyed on 9 November 1993 during the War in Bosnia and Herzegovia. In the year 2004, the government reconstructs the bridge and it was open to the public for the second time in 23 July 2004. Apart from connecting the two parts of the city, the bridge often entertains young men who willing to dive into the chilly water below at the price of fun and adrenalin rush.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a bridge for pedestrian and cyclist, spanning the River Tyne in England. There is one thing that makes this bridge special than the others, the ability to allow boats and other water traffic to move underneath it. This was possible thanks to mini hydraulic rams on each side of the bridge tilt it back on special pivots, results in lifting the bridge out of the way from those attempting to go underneath it. This move has lent the bridge a new nickname the “Blinking Eye Bridge”.

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