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Let’s take a look at the bridges, which are famous for their unique designs, outstanding architecture, lengths, heights and rich history…
Tower Bridge, England
Opened by the Prince of Wales in 1894, the Tower Bridge was constructed in 8 years with the help of 432 workers and over 11,000 tons of steel. The iconic design of the bridge allows its middle section to raise up and down to let ships sail past the River Thames.
Henderson Waves Bridge, Singapore
As its name suggests, the bridge was designed to look like waves. The 274-metre-long bridge connects two of Singapore’s parks, Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park.
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia
Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the main attractions of New Year celebrations around the world. In 1815, a plan of connecting northern and southern shores of the Sydney harbour with a bridge was proposed. But, it was not executed for several decades due to various reasons. The construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was started in 1924 and it took 400 men and eight years to build at a cost of 4.2 million pounds, or 6.61 million dollars.
Siduhe Bridge, China
Opened in 2009, the Siduhe Bridge grabbed the headlines due to its unique height as it is higher than the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids of Giza, and Big Ben.
Helix Bridge, Singapore
Opened in 2010, this unique bridge across the Singapore River looks like DNA. Hundreds of LED lights illuminate the bridge at night to complement its design.
The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland
Designed as a rotating boat lift. the Falkirk Wheel bridge connects Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal in central Scotland.
Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia
Completed in 2005, the 410 ft-long curved pedestrian bridge above Gunung Matchincang is roughly 2,300 ft above sea level.
Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge, Japan
Opened in 1998, this is the longest suspension bridge in the world with a total length of 3,911 m. According to a report, the length of the cables used in the bridge totals 300,000 km. That’s enough to circle the earth 7.5 times.
Banpo Bridge, South Korea
The beauty of the bridge is a fountain that shoots 190 tons of water per minute from each side with 380 nozzles. At night, 10,000 LED lights transform the fountain into a rainbow, which creates various colour effects. In 2008, the fountain made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest bridge fountain.
Slauerhoffbrug Bridge, Leeuwarden
Constructed in 2000, the unique bridge can raise and lower itself for the benefit of both road and river traffic.