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A National Geographic Tour of Interesting Bridges Around the World (8 Photos)

 

Our friends at National Geographic have just published “The World’s Most Spectacular Bridges“, a list that features 12 picturesque bridges from around the world that are sure to have adventure-seekers, engineers, bikers and romantics checking these bridges off their bucket lists.

Nat Geo has kindly let us share some of the interesting bridges from the gallery, but be sure to check out the full article for complete information and travel tips.

 

 

Rakotzbrücke
Gablenz, Germany

 

Photograph by Peter Hirth / Redux

 

Commissioned by Friedrich Hermann Rötschke in 1860, Rakotzbrücke’s perfect parabola and basalt spires make it a legendary “devil’s bridge.”

 

 

Q’eswachaka Rope Bridge
Quehue, Peru

 

Photograph by Wigbert Röth / Getty Images

 

Q’eswachaka, one of the last surviving Inca rope bridges, has spanned 124 feet across the Akpurimac canyon for more than 500 years.

 

 

Traditional Dingbu Bridge
Fenghuang, China

 

Photograph by Paul Rushton / Alamy Stock Photo

 

A traditional dingbu bridge, made of cut and sunken stones, stretches across the Tuojiang River in China’s Phoenix Ancient Town.

 

 

Heatherwick Studio’s Rolling Bridge
London, England

 

Photograph by Steve Speller / Alamy Stock Photo

 

Completed in 2004, Heatherwick Studio’s Rolling Bridge provides access to the Grand Union Canal in London’s Paddington Basin.

 

 

Bridge of Sighs
Venice, Italy

 

Photograph by Buena Vista Images / Getty Images

 

Visitors can take a gondola ride underneath the romantic Bridge of Sighs, or explore the palace inside.

 

 

Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco, USA

 

Photograph by Spondylolithesis / Getty Images

 

Over three million vehicles cross San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge every month.

 

 

Living Root Bridge
Nongriat, India

 

Photograph by Alex Treadway / National Geographic Creative

 

The name gives it all away. The Living Root Bridge is made from living, grounded tree roots so that it is not washed away by floods.

 

 

Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge
Zermatt, Switzerland

 

Photograph by GFC Collection / Alamy Stock Photo

 

At 1,620 feet long, the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Zermatt is the longest suspension footbridge in the world.