Top 10 Most Famous Bridges

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Bridges have played a crucial role in the development of cities and entire states since ancient times. For example, the bridge over the Danube River united the two cities of Buda and Pest, forming the city of Budapest, which we now know as the capital of Hungary. Bridges also symbolize unity, so newlyweds often use bridges in wedding photos and leave locks on the railings as a sign of eternal love.

Among all the bridges in the world, some stand out that everyone recognizes. Here are the top 10 most famous bridges.

1 Golden Gate Bridge (USA)
Golden Gate Bridge
Once considered the longest suspension bridge in the world. It was built during the Great Depression in the USA, which did not prevent it from becoming a true engineering marvel.

2 Ponte Vecchio (Italy)
Ponte Vecchio
The only bridge in Florence that survived World War II. The bridge’s style reflects the times of the famous Medici family. It is one of the oldest in Italy, maintaining the classic Florentine style.

3 Brooklyn Bridge (USA)
Brooklyn Bridge
It was also once considered the longest suspension bridge in the world. Unlike other large American bridges, it has a wide pedestrian walkway. During frequent power outages in the Great Depression, it was the only crossing. Incidentally, it was also used as a pedestrian bridge during the 2001 terrorist attacks.

4 Charles Bridge (Czech Republic)
Charles Bridge
The most famous Gothic bridge in the world. Decorated with statues — there are exactly 30 of them on both sides of the bridge. This bridge is perhaps one of the most recognizable. It’s very hard to confuse it with any other.

5 Yongji Bridge (China)
Yongji Bridge
Built entirely of wood, without a single nail. It is protected from rain and wind. Not the most massive project for China, but one of the most beautiful. It is famous for being almost entirely enclosed.

6 Alcántara Bridge (Spain)
Alcántara Bridge
The most famous bridge in Spain, but it was built by the Romans. The style is quite bright and recognizable, and the bridge’s history is evident even in the materials from which it was constructed. It has been strategically important, so many have tried to destroy it. Unsuccessfully.

7 Millau Viaduct (France)
Millau Viaduct
343 meters — a world record for bridge height. Nearly 400 million euros were spent on construction, but the bridge is worth it. It is considered one of the most beautiful structures in the world — it’s easy to see why if you visit the bridge during fog and cloud cover.

8 Tower Bridge (United Kingdom)
Tower Bridge
A symbol of London. It stands on two submerged piers, which were specially made for construction. It is specially clad with Portland stone and faced with Cornish granite. A truly royal structure, famous worldwide.

9 Hangzhou Bridge (China)
Hangzhou Bridge
One of the longest bridges in the world — its length is 36 kilometers. Strong, reliable, sturdy, and beautiful. Perhaps we should reconsider the opinion that the Chinese make poor quality things…

10 Bosphorus Bridge (Turkey)
Bosphorus Bridge
It connects Europe and Asia. This is the first and only structure of its kind with such symbolic significance. For a suspension bridge, it is considered one of the longest structures in the world.


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