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10 Most Beautiful Bridges in the World

We've come a long way in bridge building since crossing a river on a fallen log. The first bridges were built with wooden planks, ropes and stones. Soon, stronger material were required. Wood and stone bridges gave way to iron, then to steel ones. Bridge building techniques also evolved: beam, cantilevered, cable-stayed, and suspension bridges - each with advantages that made it the right choice for a particular location.

Political fortunes and wars have been made or lost by bridges. Throughout history, bridges had been built by engineers and burned by warriors, and crossed by kings and commoners alike. Millions of people owe their livelihood to bridges, as most require them to commute; and yet thousands of people choose to end their lives by jumping off them every year.

Bridges are stylish: from classical to modern, they are as much a work of art as they are marvels of engineering. To celebrate the wonders of "classic" bridges, here are Neatorama's picks for the Top 10 Most Beautiful Bridges in the World:

10. Khaju Bridge


Photo: twocentsworth [Flickr]


Khaju Bridge at night. Photo: Jovika [Flickr]

The Khaju Bridge (Pol-e-Khajoo) in Isfahan, Iran, was built in the 17th century by Shah Abbas II. The bridge also serves as a dam, with sluice gates under the archways. When the gates are closed, the water level behind the bridge is raised to irrigate gardens alongside the Zayandeh River.

The Khoju Bridge has two stories of arcades, marked by the distinctive intersecting arches decorated with richly colored tiles. At the center of the bridge, there are two large pavilions, called the Prince Parlors, that were originally reserved for the Shah.

9. Pont du Gard


Pont du Gard. Photo: zak mc [Flickr]

Pont du Gard, an aqueduct spanning the Gard River in southern France, is a masterpiece of Roman engineering. It wasn't built to transport people (though there is a pedestrian footbridge on it) - instead, it was part of a complex aqueduct system that carried water over 30 miles (about 50 km) to the ancient Roman city of Nemausus (now Nîmes).

The Pont du Gard was built by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (63 - 12 BC), the son-in-law of Caesar Augustus. The bridge's stones, some of which weigh up to 6 tons, were cut perfectly to fit together without any mortar.

The wedge-shaped stones, known as voussoirs, were arranged in three levels, the top-most being the water conduit. So precise was the engineering that the entire system descends only 56 ft. (17 m) vertically - over 30 miles! - to deliver 5 million gallons (20,00 m3) of water to the city.

8. Bridge of Sighs


The Bridge of Sighs. Photo: Eugenia y Julian [Flickr]

In the 19th century, Lord Byron named a Venetian limestone bridge across the Rio di Palazzo connecting the Doge's prison to the interrogation room in the main palace, the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri). Supposedly, the prisoners would sigh when they look out the window - with stone bars no less - to see their last view of beautiful Venice before their imprisonment, torture or execution.

In reality, Doge's prison held mostly small-time criminals. Also, the bridge was built in 1600 by Antonio Contino, after the days of the inquisitions and summary executions. Legend has it that if lovers kissed on a gondola underneath the Bridge of Sighs at sunset, their love would last for eternity.

7. Iron Bridge


Iron Bridge. Photo: johnmuk [Flickr]


Iron bridge at night. Notice how the bridge and its reflection make a perfect circle.
Photo: Mark Haythorne [Flickr]

The Iron Bridge, spanning the Severn river in Shropshire, England, isn't a particularly large or ornate bridge, but it does have something that made it unique: it's the first bridge made completely out of cast iron.

In the 18th century, Shropshire was rich in iron and coal - indeed, there were more iron factories within two-mile radius of the town than any other city in the world. It was also there that iron was first smelt with coke. So it was only natural that the bridge would be made out of iron, a stronger alternative to wood. (Photo of the railing: zorro [Flickr])

Architect Thomas Farnolls Pritchard proposed a single arch bridge that would let boats pass underneath, but he died before the bridge was built. The construction of the Iron Bridge was carried out by a local master ironworker named Abraham Darby III. About 400 tons (363 tonnes) of cast iron was used, with about 800 separate castings. The Iron Bridge has 5 arch ribs, each cast in two halves. It only took three months to put the parts together (which they did using screws instead of bolts!).

The ease and speed of the Iron Bridge's construction helped convince engineers of the versatility and strength of iron, and helped usher in the Industrial Revolution era. Darby, however, didn't fare so well: he severely underestimated the cost to build the bridge, and remained in debt for the rest of his life. (Source)

6. Covered Bridges


The West Montrose Covered Bridge on the Grand River, Ontario, Canada. It's known locally as the Kissing Bridge. Photo: gojumeister [Flickr]


Pisgah Covered Bridge in southern Randolph County, North Carolina. It was washed away by a flood in 2003, but rebuilt with 90% of the original wood. It's now one of two historic covered bridges left in the state. Photo: jimmywayne22 [Flickr]


Thomas Malone Covered Bridge in Beaver Creek State Park, Ohio.
Photo: c0reyann [Flickr]

Covered bridges are simply that: bridges that have enclosed sides and roof. Though technically the Bridge of Sigh, Ponte Vecchio, and the Wind and Rain Bridges in this list are covered bridges, this term usually means simple, single-lane bridges in rural settings.

Before they are made famous by the 1995 Clint Eastwood film The Bridges of Madison County, "kissing bridges" or "tunnels of love" have been the pride and joy of many small towns across Europe and especially Northern America where more than ten thousands of such bridges were built.

In the 19th century, timber was plentiful and cheap (or, in many cases, free). So it's natural that these bridges were made of wood. But why were they covered? Well, lovers aside, the real reason was much more practical: the wooden beams of the bridge lasted longer when protected from the elements.

Unfortunately, due to neglect, theft of lumber, vandalism, and fire, most covered bridges in the United States and Canada have disappeared.

5. Ponte Vecchio


Ponte Vecchio. Photo: G|o®g|O


Ponte Vecchio at night. Photo: MrUllmi [Flickr]

The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval bridge over the Arno River. Actually, it's much more than a bridge - it's a street, a marketplace, and a landmark of Florence, Italy.

The Ponte Vecchio that we know today was built in 1345 by Taddeo Gaddi after an older span was destroyed in a flood. To finance the bridge, lots along the roadway were rented out to merchants, especially butchers and tanners, to hawk their wares.

In 1565, Duke Cosimo I de Medici ordered an architect named Giorgio Vasari to construct a roofed passageway. Soon after, jewelers, goldsmiths, and merchants of luxury goods pushed out the butchers out of Ponte Vecchio. Centuries of haphazard additions gave the bridge's distinctive, irregular appearance today.

During World War II, after having survived many floods, the bridge faced its gravest threat: German bombers were blowing up bridges in Florence. It was a direct order from Hitler that spared Ponte Vecchio from certain destruction.

It is said that the word "bankruptcy" came from Ponte Vecchio. When a merchant failed to pay his debt, the table ("banco") he used to sell his wares was broken ("rotto") by soldiers. Not having a table anymore ("bancorotto"), meant the seller was bankrupt.

4. The Wind and Rain Bridge


Chengyang Bridge. Photo: mazakii that genius [Flickr]

The wind and rain bridges were a type of bridge built by the Dong people (a minority ethnic group) in China. Because they live in the lowlands and the valleys with many rivers, the Dong people are excellent bridge builders. They are called "wind and rain" bridges because the covered bridges not only let people cross the river, but also protect them from the elements.

The Dong people don't use nails or rivets to build these bridges - instead, they dovetail all of the wood. The largest and most magnificent is the Chenyang Bridge, spanning the Linxi River near the Dong village of Maan. The bridge is about 100 years old, and like all wind and rain bridges, it was built without a single nail.

3. Brooklyn Bridge


Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Dennis Gerbeckx [Flickr]


Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise. Photo: LemonSunrise [Flickr]

In 1855, engineer John Roebling started to design a bridge that at the time would be the longest suspension bridge in the world, with towers being the tallest structures in the Western Hemisphere: the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

Today, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the main crossings of the East River and one of the most heavily trafficked bridges in the world. But in the late 19th century, it took Roebling more than 14 years to convince the city to build the bridge.

After he got approval, Roebling was surveying a site when his foot was crushed by a ferry. Three weeks before the scheduled groundbreaking, he died of tetanus. His son, an engineer named Washington Roebling took over the project.

In 1872, while working on caissons to set the foundation for the towers, Washington fell ill with caisson disease (a decompression sickness commonly known as "the bends") that left him barely able to see, talk, or write. His wife, Emily Warren Roebling, rose to the occasion - she learned engineering on the fly and for nine years went to the job site to deliver her husband's directions. Washington himself was said to watch the construction from his room through a binocular.

When the Brooklyn Bridge was opened, Emily was honored with the first ride over the bridge. She held a rooster, a symbol of victory, in her lap. Washington himself rarely visited the bridge till his death in 1926.

One interesting note about the Brooklyn Bridge: it stood fast while other bridges built around the same time had crumbled. Engineers credit Roebling for designing a bridge and truss system six times as strong as he thought it needed to be!

2. Tower Bridge


Tower Bridge at twilight. Photo: Diliff [wikipedia]


Tower Bridge at night. Photo: Andreas L [Flickr]

It's funny to think about ancient traffic jams, but that was why the Tower Bridge in London, England was built. By the end of the 19th century, the development of the eastern part of London caused such a load on the London Bridge that the city decided to build a new bridge.

Construction of the Tower Bridge started in 1886, led by architect Sir Horace Jones and engineer Sir John Wolfe Barry. The design was a bascule (draw) bridge with two towers built on piers, so the bridge wouldn't interefere with the port facilities nearby.

A year after construction was started, Jones died and his replacement, George D. Stevenson along with Barry decided to modify the design a little bit. Instead of the original brick facade design, the Tower Bridge had a more ornate Victorian Gothic style meant to harmonize it with the nearby Tower of London.

When the bridge opened in 1894, the public was aghast. H. Heathcote Statham, Fellow of the Royal Insitute of British Architect, wrote the familiar sentiment as thus: "The Tower Bridge ... represents the vice of tawdriness and pretentiousness, and of falsification of the actual facts of the structure." (Source: Waddell, J., Bridge Engineering, Google Books)

But over time, people warmed up to the bridge. Indeed, the Tower Bridge grew to be one of London's most recognizable landmarks. Even one of its loudest critics, architectural critic Eric de Maré conceded: the British people "have grown fond of the old fraud ... and we must admit that it has carried on its task with admirable regularity and efficiency." (Source: Dupré, J., Bridges; 1997 Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)

1. Golden Gate Bridge


Golden Gate Bridge in HDR as the first big storm of the season hits San Francisco.
Photo: vgm8383 [Flickr]


Golden Gate Bridge at sunset. Photo: mischiru [Flickr]


Golden Gate Bridge at night. Photo: justinwyne [Flickr]

The Golden Gate Bridge is such an iconic symbol of San Francisco (and of suspension bridge in general) that it's hard to imagine a time when it didn't exist. But before it was built, most people thought it was an impossible task.

In 1916, the idea of a bridge to cross the Golden Gate, a narrow strait that separated San Francisco Peninsula and the Marin Headlands, was conceived. Though it was almost immediately dismissed as the cost was estimated to be $100 million (astronomical for the time), a veteran bridge builder named Joseph Strauss lobbied for more than two decades to have it built.

The Golden Gate Bridge faced tough opposition: the Department of War thought it would interfere with ship traffic and the Southern Pacific Railroad opposed it as competition to its ferry service. At first, even the public didn't like the bridge ... because Strauss' original design was deemed too ugly! But Strauss finally won, and after 22-years of drumming up support, the bridge was built. (Photo: SF Museum)

Strauss insisted that the project take worker's safety seriously. It was the first major bridge project that used hard hats and a safety net. During the course of construction, 19 people were saved by the net to become members of the Halfway to Hell Club. (Source)

The color of the Golden Gate Bridge is actually not red - it's an orange vermillion called International Orange. The color was chosen specifically because it complements the bridge's natural surrounding yet enhances its visibility in the fog.

Construction took more than four years, at a cost of $27 million. The Golden Gate Bridge actually came in $1.3 million under budget (though 5 months late). For his work, Strauss got $1 million ... and a lifetime bridge pass!


We'll be the first to acknowledge that this list is far from complete. Modern beauties like the Millau Viaduct, the Erasmusbrug, or the Tsing Ma Bridge aren't on it. (Well, we did say "classic" bridges ...)

Nor is this the only "top 10 bridges" list on the Web. Though many of our picks are the same, there are enough differences between this list and others (like Frikoo's 18 Stunning Bridges From Around the World, and Dark Roasted Blend's World's Most Interesting Bridges Part 1 and Part 2) that you should also check them out.

Finally, there are thousands of bridges in the world and hundreds of major bridges that are sources for local prides. If your town's favorite span isn't included here, please don't get mad. Instead, let us know in the comment so interested readers can find them.


Darn, I told my wife we should have bought the Brooklyn Bridge when that one nice NY gentlemen offered to sell it to us, and at a surprisingly low price.
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Oh heck yes, covered bridges! Ohio rocks. ;D We've got some pretty neat ones.

Also, that first bridge is gorgeous.
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You got off lucky there VonSkippy, I don't think it's all that attractive. Spend your money on something else, like a state or small country.

I quite like this one: http://www.worldofstock.com/slides/TES1318.jpg and http://www.travel-images.com/switz167.jpg. It's the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland, which is also very pretty on the inside.

As for Tower Bridge...some say it's haunted.
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They are very impressive, especially the barn style ones.

The only problem is that the water never looks that good in real life. Especially the Italian bridges....unfortunately.
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Speaking of "local pride"; here's the "only five-span stone bridge in North America", located in the quiet village of Pakenham, Ontario, a few miles from where I live:

http://en.structurae.de/photos/index.cfm?JS=37088

I guess it ain't world-class, but we like it :)
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Covered bridges.

Maybe you have to grow up with them to "get it" as it were, but I just can not see the sense in them.

In fact I find them ugly and they seem mean in their outlook.

It's a small barn on a bridge that denies all people the simple enjoyment of looking down on the water, hell you can't even play pooh sticks on one.

Also why cover a bridge?

If it's raining on one side it'll be raining on the other surely.

It's not even like you could park up there, it's a road so people will always need free passage.

Oh and tower Bridge is a Bascule Bridge.

I say that purely for the enjoyment of saying Bascule...BASCULE.
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The Ironbridge reflection doesn't always make a perfect circle - a few weeks ago the Severn was almost up to the white cottage in the upper photo, and that wasn't the highest I've seen it.
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Don't forget about the Forth bridge in Edinburgh...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_Bridge_(railway)

...just don't ask what happened to the first three.
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If you're wanting covered bridges, you can't forget Parke County Indiana. They have over 30 covered bridges within the one county and all are beautiful. They even have the Covered Bridge Festival in the fall.
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THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE IS NUMBER 1?!?!?!?!?!? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
You guys really do bend over and smell your own farts.
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My favorite photo of the Brooklyn bridge is here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/janekrat/2283169871/

I'd never heard of China's "wind and rain" bridges before, either. They're beautiful, and building a wooden bridge without using nails must take a tremendous amount of skill. I'm impressed.
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Golden Gate Bridge rocks. I can't think of a more iconic structure in pop culture and symbolism than the GGB. It's routinely featured in movies and such.
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Oh man - my feelings are hurt by the omission of the Verrazano! Purposfully built to be longer than the Golden Gate (making it the longest suspension bridge in the world at that time), it offers some incredible views and looks just lovely against the night sky. And also, there's the Bayonne Bridge - voted "Most Beautiful Structure of Steel" in 1931. It was built to be a whopping two feet longer than the Sydney Arch Bridge, making it the longest steel arch bridge in the world.
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Covered bridges.

Maybe you have to grow up with them to “get it” as it were, but I just can not see the sense in them.


They did make sense at the time. The roof protected the wooden span from the weather. And (so it's said) horses would be less likely to be spooked when crossing a river if they couldn't see over the edge.
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Yeah, the Wind and Rain Bridge beats them all in my book. Perhaps followed by Kahju. The others are neat, or added only to placate the American's collective ego.
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Check out the Royal Gorge Bridge in CO. It's the highest suspension bridge in the world. It's scary as hell, about 1200 feet above the canyon floor. It's also extremely rickety and you can feel it blowing in the wind. I hated every moment I was there.
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The Verrazano's pretty to drive over, with the tall arches and a great view of the skyline, but it's no match for the fantastic walk over the Brooklyn Bridge!
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YAY for bridges. I've personally seen four (and a half) of those bridges:
1. Ironbridge (and the awesome replica Victorian town near it)
2. The Pont du Gard
3. Brooklyn Bridge
4. Tower Bridge

The half is that there's an exact replica of the bridge of sighs built over the river outside the University of Cambridge. Apparently this one isn't where people sigh on the way to their death, but where students sigh on the way to exams ^_^
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The Cooper River Bridge is a beauty, and also the longest bridge of it's kind in the Americas.

http://www.leelefever.com/archives/Charleston%20Bridge.gif
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A bridge that should be in the top ten is the extremely high and fantastically beautiful French bridge near Millau (South of FRance)
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All these bridges are beautifull. But have you ever heard about 500 years old bridge destroid in Bosnian war 1992 and rebuilt 1997 Exactly the same see some info. it is worth reading about Old Bridge in Mostar Bosnia ,bealive me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stari_most
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I'm surprised to see no mention of Calatrava and his beautiful brdiges - part engineering, part sculpture. The classic design is Puente del Alamillo in Seville but as the author of the piece seems to prefer American bridges I can propose the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, California. In the end there are too many beautiful bridges in the world to make a top ten but thanks for the pointers on here - some new ones to me.
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Yes - I agree that the Millau Viaduct is fantastic (I even said so at the end of the article), but the list is all about "old school" bridges :)

Thank you for the bridge suggestions! Keep 'em coming - some of them are definitely beautiful.
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A few uninteresting ones here, nice collection however.
I think this one is missing: the pink Bridge of Garabit, by Gustave Eiffel
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No offense, but I'm hard-pressed to see beauty in most of these. With notable couple of exceptions, I'd say they're decisively ugly!

To reiterate, how about Stari Most in Mostar?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/venichka/76710613/

El Alamillo Bridge, Gehry's built a little bridge crossing the highway as part of the millennium park that's a little gem, etc...
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All these bridges are monumental, and beautiful. To see how a small and humble one could be beautiful in its austerity, please search google images for "stari most mostar" ("stari most" = "old bridge", and Mostar is a town in Bosnia-Herzegovina, named after the bridge.) The bridge was built by the 16th century Ottoman empire, destroyed during the war in early 1990, and reconstructed by UNESCO in 2004.
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Alex, though I appreciate my picture being used for a good article, a request for permission is a matter of courtesy. I do not enable my pictures for blogging on Flickr and this is an "All rights reserved" picture. Please respect it, and the rest of the pictures featured in your blog.
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The Szechenyi Chain bridge is missing from the list where the Golden Gate is No.1.?!?! LOL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sz%C3%A9chenyi_Chain_Bridge

http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/3059/bpestgr4.png
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Hi:

There is a beatiful bridge in my city called 'puente del alamillo' in Seville, Spain

http://www.smu.edu/newsinfo/releases/images/m0011l.jpg
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Ashtabula County, OH has 16 covered bridges, http://www.coveredbridgefestival.org/bridges.htm

soon to be 17 with the addition of what will be the longest covered bridge in the United States when it is completed, right around the corner from where I grew up. :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_Ashtabula_County_Covered_Bridge

And yes, you can play Pooh Sticks on many of them, as well as look down on the water.
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Oh! And how could I forget Covered Bridge Pizza?

The former Forman Road Covered Bridge is now part of two Covered Bridge Pizza restaurants in North Kingsville and Andover. The bridge was sold for $5.00, cut in half, dismantled, and rebuilt as the two restaurants.
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The Brooklyn Bridge...the Golden Gate?

Please.

Those are NOT beautiful bridges compared to the ones in Venice and China.

How lame and Amero-Centric.
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It is generally not appreciated that bridge building was considered the peak of the technology of the beginning of the industrial revolution in America and Europe
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I would add Goethels Bridge, Staten Island, NY; Bear Mt. Bridge, below West Point, NY, on the Hudson River; and our George Washington Bridge linking NJ and uptown Manhattan. Verizonno Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY.

And the bridge that joins people who share their gifts of smiles and fellowship. God Bless All.
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my home town (Hull)'s humber bridge :
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v141/189/19/512705484/n512705484_171474_7557.jpg
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v141/189/19/512705484/n512705484_171474_7557.jpg
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The Golden Gate bridge wasn't that fantastic in my opinion. Sure it's big but so is a lot of stuff now days. It just looks like a bridge to me, The Sydney Harbour bridge is the same colour.
Ponte Vecchio by constrast is beautiful. The street is filled with Gold and Silver smiths and it's a great display of the beatuiful city of Florence. I've been there and loved it, Florence is the most Beautiful city I've seen.

Tower Bridge also makes a good statement about London. Unlike London Bridge which is a big disappointment.
Also been to the bridge of sighs and I agree with you putting it here.
I disagree with the Brooklyn Bridge, It was the tallest suspension bridge 150 years ago, so what, there are longer and taller now right? Why that one and not the current longest? Also it is not partucually unique looking.
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Ok, serious omissions for me are the Sydney Harbour Bridge (I mean really guys, how could you miss that?!), Mostar Bridge, the Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the Charles Bridge in Prague.

Other than that I guess it's a nice list, although I agree it's far too focussed on the US.
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Excellent article. Also worth a mention: Chester's Eastgate Clock, positioned on a bridge across Eastgate Street, In Chester, Cheshire, UK. Apparently the second most photographed clock in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastgate_Clock
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Also, Senesfan (post 67) seems to be suggesting that Sydney Harbour bridge is the same colour as the Golden Gate Bridge, it isn't. Sydney Harbour bridge would have been a nice inclusion, or the Tyne bridge that it's a copy of, both very beautiful in their own way.
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Whazzup guys? I've seen 9 out of 10 of those bridges. The golden gate should be the king of all bridges. The Brooklyn bridge is O.K. for being #3 but GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE OWNES EVERY BRIDGE IN THE WORLD! ( This is breaking news)
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Exactly, Peter Daams, (post 79) this dam list is too much focosed on the U.S. I mean, c'mon people, USA isn't the only country that has good bridges. stupid list
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I'm disappointed you did not include any cable-stayed bridges. They are, in my opinion, some of the most beautiful bridges. I realize most bridges represented here are older, while cable-stayed bridges are much more recent. Among my favorite cable-stayed bridges are the JK in Brazil, the Vasco da Gama in Portugal, the Millau viaduct in France. Lovely bridges all.
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Thank you, Gellner on #62, for pointing that out! I totally agree. They are functional bridges at their finest, but not beautiful bridges.
If they want to include those kinds of bridges, then there are so many of those around the world, how did the Golden Gate get to be #1 on THIS list?

What about the Swilcan Bridge:
http://golf.visitscotland.com/repositories/images/headers/384144?view=Edit%20item

I think it's one of the most beautiful bridges in the world with so much history.
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Charle's bridge in Prague definitely deserves to be listed here. I think the one in Mostar is really beautiful, but my opinion on it could be really biased. Luzern - never too kitchy, never liked it.
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I liked this article. However, I count two bridges on this list that are in the US (three if you want to include the covered bridges, but that is more North America than the US alone) and several people have claimed this article is too US-centric?!? Some of you people should take a flying leap off a bridge.
I really am enjoying everyones' suggestions of other bridges, they are all great.
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how could you miss any of the bridges along &S Hwy 1 between Islamorado and Key West in Florida??

Most beautiful of all drives and bridges in the world.
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The Golden Gate is not that great in person. There are far more beautiful bridges in California along Hwy 1, such as the Bixby Bridge and the Big Creek Bridge.
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I suggest you have look at the "Rio-Antirrio" bridge (just google the words "rio" and "antirrio" and wikipedia result comes first) which I think it's worth mentioning.

Cheers.
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There are some small but beautiful bridge in Thailand. For example, Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke Bridge (Saphan Phut) http://www.flickr.com/photos/24208090@N06/2332733386/ which is surrounded with quite old city. The flower market is also there.
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Hi all
there is one beautifull covered bridge in my hometown in Bulgaria
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Lovech_most.JPG
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Mackinac Bridge in Northern Michigan . 5 mile long bridge over the Straits of Mackinac One of the most beautiful bridges in the world www.mackinacbridge.org
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The Golden Gate is special! San Francisco is special and so is Sausalito. That covers both ends of the bridge.
The Golden Gate is truly one of a kind.
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Great list. They remind me of my favorite Philip Larkin quote: "Always it is by bridges that we live."
I admit to a great fondness for the Humber Bridge in England. I went to university in Hull and always loved the sight of that bridge spanning the river.
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