Throughout history, the bridges were built by engineers and burned by warriors . To achieve this ranking, we have mixed several tops of the most beautiful bridges. From classic to modern, they are all works of art.
5 – Iron Bridge (England)
The Iron Bridge, which spans the River Severn in Shropshire, England, is the first large metal bridge. It will take three years to build this bridge. It has been open to traffic since 1781.
The bridge has about 800 different pieces and was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986.
4 – The Pont du Gard (France)
Pont du Gard, an aqueduct that spans the Gard River in southern France, is a Roman masterpiece . It was not built to transport people but was part of a network of aqueducts that brought water to the ancient Roman city of Nemausus (ancient name of Nîmes).
The Pont du Gard was built by Agrippa (63-12 BC). The bridge is made of stones, some of which weigh up to 6 tons.
3 – Brooklyn Bridge (United States)
1825 meters long, it took 14 years of work before the Brooklyn Bridge was opened on May 24, 1883 to traffic . It crosses the East River and connects the island of Manhattan to the Brooklyn borough.
The bridge weighs 15,000 tons. Its total length is 1830 meters long. On average, 150,000 vehicles ride on the bridge per day, 1800 bicycles, and 3000 pedestrians …
2 – Tower Bridge (England)
The Tower Bridge was built because of the many traffic jams that take place in London. Its construction spread over 8 years (1886-1894). At first, Londoners did not like the bridge. But over time, he conquered the hearts of Londoners .
It consists of two large towers and an apron that opens when passing ships and a bridge at the top.
1 – Golden Gate Bridge (United States)
The Golden Gate Bridge is the symbol of San Francisco. It was in 1916 that the proposal for a bridge to cross the Golden Gate was made. Although it was almost immediately rejected because the cost is estimated at $ 100 million (astronomical for the time), a builder named Joseph Strauss lobbied for 22 years before building it.
The color of the Golden Gate Bridge is not red, it’s an international orange. The color was chosen precisely because it completes the surrounding natural bridge further enhances its visibility in the fog. The construction lasted more than four years, at a cost of $ 27 million.
We could also add the Millau Viaduct, the Erasmusbrug, or the Tsing Ma Bridge. There are also thousands of bridges in the world that are sources of local pride. If a bridge you find fantastic is not listed here, leave it in a comment.