Thursday, August 25, 2011

10 Unusual and Creative Bridges

10 Beautiful and creative bridge designs from all over the world which are really unique .

Henderson Waves Bridge
The highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. This 9 km structure connects Mount Faber Park with Telok Blangah Hill Park.

Aiola Island Bridge
Designed by Vito Acconci, this ‘island’ has a sunbathing area, a trendy bar and a coffee house, plus it allows you to cross the Mur River in Graz, Austria.

Langkawi Sky Bridge
This beautiful sky-bridge in Malaysia is suspended at 700 metres above sea level and spans 125 across the mountains, offering magnificent views of the Andaman Sea and Thailand’s Tarutao Island.

Magdeburg Water Bridge
Located in Germany, this 918-metre navigable aqueduct water bridge bridges the River Elbe to connect two important German shipping canals; the Elbe-Havel Canal and the Midland Canal.

Tianjin Eye Bridge
Giant observation wheel is constructed on a bridge over the Haihe River in the city of Tianjin, China.

Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge
Cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil. This bridge is unusual due to its form, which is similar to an “X”. It is the only bridge in the world that has two curved tracks supported by a single concrete mast.

Staircase Bridge
Unusual staircase bridge that covers a distance of 56 metres.

Banpo Fountain Bridge
The fountain bridge that crosses the Han river in the Seoul capital of South Korea is a major tourists attraction.

Python Bridge
Beautiful modern bridge located in Amsterdam’s Eastern Harbor.

Rolling Bridge
Rather than a conventional opening bridge mechanism, consisting of a single rigid element that lifts to let boats pass, the Rolling Bridge gets out of the way by curling up until its two ends touch.

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