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8 Most Beautiful Bridges in the World

A bridge can be a way of getting from one place to another. A bridge can also be a work of art, a sight for sore eyes, and a way to enhance the beauty of its surroundings. These bridges are all of these things! Shown is the Tower Bridge over the River Thames in London.

http://www.timeidol.com/8-most-beautiful-bridges-in-the-world/

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I just went to the Tower Bridge yesterday!!! It IS beautiful! and the whole time we were looking at it we thought it was the London Bridge...haha
We were very underwhelmed by the London Bridge afterwards.
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Yes- those are 8 OF the most beautiful bridges in the world.

However I miss my personal favorite: The Firth of Forth bridge.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/archilogy/R8-FdJ0uCtI/AAAAAAAAAaE/fzFfku77amc/s400/forthbridgecalmevening.jpg

And that is only one of plenty otherever so wonderful beautiful bridges....
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Tower Bridge is a bit of a sham, what you can see is almost entirely non-functional decorative stonework - the real work is done by the metal framework concealed within.
Being mechanically minded I prefer bridges where you can see the forces at work - suspension bridges, girder bridges, trusses, arches all elemental.
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Any list of beautiful bridges is incomplete without the recently completed Millau Viaduct: http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Technology/Pix/pictures/2007/08/09/millau-ena-ap.jpg
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I remember the queues before that was built. We got stuck for ages coming back past the Tarn - oooh, must be a dozen or more years ago. They were building it then - I remember the roadworks as well as the queues.
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Oooh, Tower Bridge is lovely and I have a very similar photo I took myself, slightly different angle. What's gorgeous about Tower Bridge is how the lights reflect of the water and illuminate the bridge. Lovely.

I don't love the rest of the list. Millenium Bridge is much cooler than most of those. And what about Ponte Vecchio or Golden Gate?
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Hmm, the picture of their 7th bridge (Richmond Bridge) is actually of a bridge in Heidelberg, Germany.

My personal favorite is the Kraemerbruecke in Erfurt, which has some beautiful, half-timbered houses built on top of it:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/Kr%C3%A4merbr%C3%BCcke_Erfurt.jpg
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