Famous bridges are found all over the world. They're architectural masterpieces that connect cities, land and countries. Take a look at the most well-known bridges in the world.
- Golden Gate Bridge This famous suspension bridge is considered one of the most beautiful structures in the world. With its high towers and long, powerful cables, this bridge is an awesome site. If you have a fear of heights, it's best to avoid traveling across this bridge. It sits over 200 feet above water with a traveling length of almost two miles. The Golden Gate leads into San Francisco Bay and provides exceptional views of the city.
- Brooklyn Bridge New Yorkers know this bridge well. The Brooklyn Bridge once boasted the title of longest suspension bridge on the globe. Although it can no longer claim this title, it's still a famous bridge. It opened in 1883 and was later placed on the National Historic Landmark list. The bridge connects Brooklyn to Manhattan via the East River.
- Chapel Bridge Chapel is considered the oldest water crossing in Switzerland and is only 670 feet in length. This unique bridge has 17th century paintings on the roof. It's also a main attraction for tourists because of these paintings.
- Alcantara Bridge If you travel to Spain, check out the Alcantara Bridge. This Roman-built structure crosses the Tagus River. The bridge has a series of arches that support it in the water. The structure is also made of granite and doesn't have any type of mortar holding it together. Like most Roman structures, this one is pure genius.
- Sydney Harbor Bridge Impressing your date is easy if you travel to Australia to see the Sydney Harbor Bridge. This bridge is a gorgeous structure over the Sydney Harbor. It ranks as the largest steel arch structure in the world and stands over 400 feet above water. Many travelers photograph the bridge, especially at night.
Posted on: Jun. 08, 2011