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17 Reasons Why Bridges Are Pretty Much The Pinnacle Of Human Creation

Ferries are so 19th Century.

1. Bridges will get you where you are going

Fort Duquesne Bridge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

2. They connect you to far off places whether you travel by foot…

Millennium Bridge, London, England, United Kingdom

3. By train…

Forth Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

4. Or by car.

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, New York City, New York, United States

5. Bridges can be historic

Stari Most, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

6. They can be iconic

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

7. And they can be the number one thing to see in a city

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, United States

8. Bridges will bring you to different countries

Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls, New York/Ontario, United States/Canada

9. Without Bridges, we would be stuck taking inefficient ferries anytime we needed to get to the other side of the water

10. Whether it’s just a small, utilitarian overpass…

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South Gregson Street, Durham, North Carolina, United States

11. Or the longest suspension bridge on earth…

Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan

12. Bridges are there to help you when you are on the move

Victoria Falls Bridge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe / Livingstone, Zambia

13. They are important for the easy flow of consumer goods

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

14. They are the ultimate landmarks that you are almost there

Piscataqua River Bridge, Portsmouth, New Hampshire / Kittery, Maine, United States

15. And there is a lot of really advanced engineering and architecture that keeps bridges from falling

Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Galloping Gertie), Tacoma, Washington, United States

16. And, most importantly, bridges bring people together

Jade Belt Bridge, Beijing, China

17. Basically, they are an elegant combination of functionality, aesthetic beauty and good governance

Shinkyō, Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

Yay for Bridges!

Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary

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