5 Most Famous Bridges

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A big city starts its development on a river(there are a few exceptions). Then the development goes separately on the two banks of the river until everybody sees: we need bridges. It is impossible to imagine Paris without Seineb and the bridges, London without the Thames and its bridges. The Golden Gate bridge is more famous in my opinion than the city of San Francisco. Bridges are not only masterpieces of building art and architecture, but also landmarks of cities and their culture.

In my opinion, the following bridges are the world’s most famous.

1. Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Build-in 1937, this bridge is fascinating. Almost everyone in the world can recognize it.

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The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco with the beautiful blue ocean in the background

2. Sydney Harbor Bridge is a landmark of Sydney and all of Australia. It was built in 1932 containing 6 million hand-driven rivets. It has huge hinges due to the hot Sydney sun. The painted surface is equal to 6 football fields.

Sydney Harbour Bridge at Dusk
Boat traffic around Sydney harbor Bridge at rush hour on a winter’s evening in Sydney, Australia

3. The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge in Japan connects Kobe on the mainland with Awaji islands and measures 4300 meters, which is the world’s longest of its kind. It is wind and earthquake-proofed up to 80 m/s and respectively 8,5 degrees on the Richter scale.

Akashi Kaikyo bridge
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Japan.

4. Tower Bridge of London is so distinctively British, so old, so stylish and no one could think of it in another location than London.

Tower Bridge in London
View of Tower Bridge, bascule and suspension bridge in London, UK

5. Storbaelt bridge between Funen and Zealand in Denmark has a length of 6800 meters and was build in a spectacular way between 1986 and 1998.

The Great Belt Bridge
The “Great Belt Bridge” (Danish: Storebæltsbroen)

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