8.Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, Liouzhou, Guangxi, China
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.
9.Tower Bridge, London
Often mistakenly called "London Bridge," the Tower Bridge actually takes its name from the Tower of London nearby.
10.Pont du Gard, Vers-Pont-du-Gard, Gard, France
The aqueduct was built in the first century A.D. by the Romans and stands on three levels at almost 50 meters high.
11.Rialto Bridge, Venice
Originally a wooden bridge stood in its place, but due to collapses and constant upkeep needs, one made out of stone was built.
12.Pont Alexandre III Bridge, Paris
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.
13.Kintai Bridge, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
The bridge was built by the third Iwakuni lord, Kikkawa Hiroyoshi, in 1673.
14.Ponte Vecchio, Florence
This Medieval bridge first appeared on record in 996 A.D. and is lined with shops and merchants.
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.
17.Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest
Designed by English engineer William Tierney Clark, the Chain Bridge is the first to connect the Buda and Pest parts of the city.
18.New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, W.Va, U.S.
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.
19.Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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.
The translation of the name is "Sacred Bridge" or "God Bridge," and it stands at the entrance of Nikko's shrines and temples.
22.Las Lajas Sanctuary, Ipiales, Nariño, Colombia
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.
23.Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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.
31.Ponte Juscelino Kubitschek, Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
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.
32.Rakotz Bridge, Kromlau, Germany
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.
33.Pont de Singe, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, U.K.
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.
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