33 Awe-Inspiring Bridges You Need To Cross In Your Lifetime

See you on the other side. This list was inspired by these answers on Quora.

1. The Helix Bridge, Marina Bay, Singapore

Schristia / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585706

Rajesh_India / Creative Commons

Jeff Pioquinto / Creative Commons


The bridge is lit by LED lights and its unique design is meant to represent Singapore as Asia’s “Connected City.”

ID: 2585719

2. Palladian Bridge at Prior Park, Bath, Somerset, U.K.

stephenbarber / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2584765

laighleas / Creative Commons

stephenbarber / Creative Commons


This Palladian-style bridge in Prior Park is only one of four left with this design that can be crossed.

ID: 2584800

3. The Living Root Bridges, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India

ashwin kumar / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585843

ashwin kumar / Creative Commons

Pratham Books / Creative Commons


The War-Khasis, a tribe in Meghalaya, are responsible for building these bridges. Some may be be over 500 years old!

ID: 2585853

4. Henderson Waves Bridge, Mount Faber Park, Singapore

Eric Yeoh / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585038

Schristia / Creative Commons

Schristia / Creative Commons


This pedestrian bridge is the tallest in Singapore, standing at 118 feet.

ID: 2585065

5. Puente Nuevo, Ronda, Spain

judepics / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2587539

judepics / Creative Commons

james_gordon_losangeles / Creative Commons


Construction on the bridge began in 1751 and wasn’t completed until 42 years later, during which 50 workers lost their lives building it.

ID: 2587545

6. Clifton Suspension Bridge, Clifton, Bristol, U.K.

Nikonic / Creative Commons
ID: 2585736

jaswooduk / Creative Commons

damo1977 / Creative Commons


The Latin phrase “Suspensa Vix Via Fit” is inscribed on the Leigh Woods pier on one end of the bridge; freely translated it means “a suspended way made with difficulty.”

ID: 2585742

7. Si-o-se Pol, Isfahan, Iran

kamshots / Creative Commons /
ID: 2584998

Picolo121 / Creative Commons

Richard Weil / Creative Commons


The name translated means “Bridge of 33 Arches” and is home to a famous tea house on one end.

ID: 2585007

8. Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, Liouzhou, Guangxi, China

Erwyn van der Meer / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585079

immu / Creative Commons

sweart / Creative Commons


According to legend, there once was a couple walking across when the wife was swept away by a crab spirit. The husband’s cries moved a river-dwelling flower dragon and the dragon caught the spirit and reunited the couple. Hence, this bridge has been a rendezvous for lovers.

ID: 2585084

9. Tower Bridge, London

f no. / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585159

gcraigsi3 / Creative Commons

Ian Halsey / Creative Commons


Often mistakenly called “London Bridge,” the Tower Bridge actually takes its name from the Tower of London nearby.

ID: 2585185

10. Pont du Gard, Vers-Pont-du-Gard, Gard, France

dkilim / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585194

enamic5 / Creative Commons

hummeline / Creative Commons


The aqueduct was built in the first century A.D. by the Romans and stands on three levels at almost 50 meters high.

ID: 2585206

11. Rialto Bridge, Venice

llamnudds / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585222

Artur Staszewski / Creative Commons

mauidw / Creative Commons


Originally a wooden bridge stood in its place, but due to collapses and constant upkeep needs, one made out of stone was built.

ID: 2585245

12. Pont Alexandre III Bridge, Paris

georgemoga / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585264

PLF Photographie / Creative Commons

dordirk / Creative Commons


The famous bridge is named for Tsar Alexander III, who signed the Franco-Russian Alliance. His son, Nicholas II, laid the foundation stone in 1896.

ID: 2585277

13. Kintai Bridge, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

lesleytaylorphoto / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585310

d'n'c / Creative Commons

double-h / Creative Commons


The bridge was built by the third Iwakuni lord, Kikkawa Hiroyoshi, in 1673.

ID: 2585320

14. Ponte Vecchio, Florence

blmiers / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585423

Andrea Parisse / Creative Commons

jojo 77 / Creative Commons


This Medieval bridge first appeared on record in 996 A.D. and is lined with shops and merchants.

ID: 2585436

15. Millau Viaduct, Millau-Creissels, France

Andy Wasley / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585488

ahisgett / Creative Commons

FaceMePLS / Creative Commons


Construction began in 2001 and it cost 394 million euros to build. It was financed by the same group that built the Eiffel Tower.

ID: 2585494

16. Stari Most, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

BobOne80 / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585531

tm-tm / Creative Commons

BaboMike / Creative Commons


The original bridge, destroyed in 1993 by Croat forces, had been designed by Mimar Hayreddin. He’d been ordered to construct this bridge with unprecedented dimensions, and he would’ve been executed if he’d failed. On the day the scaffolding was to be removed, Hayreddin had his funeral planned — just in case.

ID: 2585549

17. Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest

fortherock / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585602

runner310 / Creative Commons

Namor Trebat / Creative Commons


Designed by English engineer William Tierney Clark, the Chain Bridge is the first to connect the Buda and Pest parts of the city.

ID: 2585613

18. New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, W.Va, U.S.

Trodel / Creative Commons
ID: 2585634

dbnunley / Creative Commons

Michael McDonough / Creative Commons


Every third Saturday of October, the Fayette County of Commerce hosts a festival called Bridge Day, during which the bridge is open to pedestrians and a series of extreme sports, including BASE jumping.

ID: 2585647

19. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

semuthutan / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585675

mikeyyuen / Creative Commons

edmcc721 / Creative Commons


The Sydney Harbour Bridge has the distinction of being the world’s largest (but not longest) steel arch bridge, standing at 134 meters above the water.

ID: 2585690

20. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia

Jim Boud / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585753

I'm George / Creative Commons

Khalzuri / Creative Commons


This pedestrian bridge is located at 2,300 feet about sea level and is accessible by cable car only.

ID: 2585772

21. Shinkyo, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

moogs / Creative Commons
ID: 2585785

EricDanPhoto / Creative Commons

davidkosmos / Creative Commons


The translation of the name is “Sacred Bridge” or “God Bridge,” and it stands at the entrance of Nikko’s shrines and temples.

ID: 2585795

22. Las Lajas Sanctuary, Ipiales, Nariño, Colombia

Hélio Dias / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2585875

Game of light / Creative Commons

Game of light / Creative Commons


Las Lajas bridge provides access to the chapel and hangs over a gorge, but the spot was chosen because many a miracle allegedly took place here — including giving sight to a blind man and the manifestation of Virgin Mary.

ID: 2585886

23. Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Rodney Topor / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2586154

http://daisy.r / Creative

Paul Schreiber / Creative Commons


This bridge is the world’s only solar-paneled pedestrian bridge, and the design is meant to convey Brisbane’s place in technology, science, and art.

ID: 2586197

24. Château de Chenonceau, Chenonceaux, Loire Valley, France

blieusong / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2587471

Ronny Siegal / Creative Commons

Flocowa / Creative Commons


This once royal residence is a castle built over the River Cher, and is also known as the “Château des Dames” for the famous women of history who have loved, protected, and expanded it.

ID: 2587486

25. Rama VIII Bridge, Bangkok

Leng / Creative Commons
ID: 2587496

Leng / Creative Commons

Dean Crosher / Creative Commons


Named after King Ananda Mahido, the bridge is asymmetrical, as it has only one vast tower and is suspended with cables.

ID: 2587506

26. Peace Bridge, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

City of Calgary / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2587513

JMacPherson / Creative Commons

woychukb / Creative Commons


This pedestrian bridge opened for public use in 2012 and is designed to withstand Calgary’s one-in-100-year flood cycle.

ID: 2587524

27. Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.

freefotouk / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2587553

freefotouk / Creative Commons

freefotouk / Creative Commons


It’s known as the world’s first and only tilting bridge, and the two curves pivot in order to allow ships to pass beneath.

ID: 2587563

28. St. Johns Bridge, Portland, Ore., U.S.

bridgink / Creative Commons
ID: 2587571

ryanjzeigler / Creative Commons

Scuff Productions / Creative Commons


Nicknamed the “Grand Lady of Portland,” this bridge was designed in 1928 in the Gothic style.

ID: 2587584

29. Guangji Bridge, Chaozhou, Guangdong Province, China

Slices of Light / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2587645


Evers / Creative Commons


The bridge has 24 pavilions and once featured a cast-iron cow at each end, added as auspicious figures to prevent flooding. Only one cow remains; the other was likely swept away in a flood.

ID: 2587651

30. Banpo Bridge, Seoul, South Korea

Shutterstock / Via quora.com
ID: 2587662

JeffSchulman / Creative Commons

wwian / Creative Commons


The Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain is the world’s longest bridge fountain and is synchronized to music, set to go off about three times a day for 15-minute intervals.

ID: 2587667

31. Ponte Juscelino Kubitschek, Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Chris.Diewald / Creative Commons
ID: 2587676

carlosoliveirareis / Creative Commons



Named after a former president, this bridge was designed by Alexandre Chan, who said he avoided straight lines on the deck in order to showcase Brasilia’s stunning sunsets.

ID: 2587681

32. Rakotz Bridge, Kromlau, Germany

Wikimedia Commons / Via commons.wikimedia.org / quora.com
ID: 2587701

Holger Wirtz / Creative Commons

Wikimedia Commons / commons.wikimedia.org


Situated in Kromlauer Park, the Rakotz Bridge is also known as the Devil’s Bridge, built in 1860 with some rather curious rock constructions on each side.

ID: 2587707

33. Pont de Singe, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, U.K.

dullhunk / Creative Commons / Via quora.com
ID: 2587755

deadmanjones / Creative Commons

deadmanjones / Creative Commons


Suspended in mid-air by three helium balloons, the bridge (which translates to “Monkey Bridge”), claimed artist Olivier Grossetête, could hold the weight of one human. The installation, however, remained off-limits to pedestrians during its exhibition at the 2012 Tatton Park Biennial.

ID: 2587769

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

  Your Reaction?


    Hot Buzz

    17 Mind-Blowingly Delicious Noodles To Try In NYC


    31 Reasons Potatoes Are The Best Thing At Thanksgiving


    Now Buzzing