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17 Astonishing Bridges Around The World

Variety is commonly observed throughout the world. It can be picked out in almost every object in various communities. Variety gives the mind the chance to open up to new and divergent ideas. One major item that contains a great variety are bridges across the globe.

Here are 17 astonishing bridges found in different parts of the world:


Bridge in Changxi, She County, Anhui Province, China. The bridge was first built in the late 19th century. Photo taken by Alex Needham

Bridges Around The World
Wooden bridge over the Altmuehl-Main-Danube Canal at Essing, Germany. At 193 meters long, this was the longest wooden bridge in Europe as of 2004. Photography by Brego

Bridges Around The World
Luxor Bridge over River Nile in Egypt. The North flowing River Nile is considered the longest river in the world. Photo taken by Robert Powell

Bridges Around The World
Ponte dell’Accademia on Grand Canal, Venice, Italy is a popular wooden bridge that offers some of the best views of the city . Visitors often attach Love Locks (i.e. paddocks) to its rails. Photo taken by Didier Descouens

Bridges Around The World
U Bein Bridge across the Taungthaman Lake in Mandalay, Myanmar. 1.2 kilometers long, this is world’s longest teak footbridge. Photo taken by Ralf-André Lettau

Bridges Around The World
Bridge over Kabul River in east Kabul, Afghanistan. River Kabul flows through three Afghan cities before flowing into Pakistan. Photography by Sven Dirks

Bridges Around The World
Bailey Bridge in Basankusu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Basankusu is a town located on the Lulonga River, which flows in the Congo River. Photo taken by Francish7


Matadi Bridge (also called Maréchal Bridge) is a suspension bridge in the port of Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photography by 3nigma

Bridges Around The World
Historical wooden arch Kintai Bridge (built in 1673), in the city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Described as an architectural masterpiece, Kintai Bridge is a top touristic spot for visitors to Hiroshima which is one of Japan’s most popular cities. Photography by Urashimataro

Bridges Around The World
Forth Rail Bridge from South Queensferry in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo taken by Andrew Bell

Famous bridges
Forth Rail Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge and a UNESCO World Heritage site. This famous bridge connects north-east and south-east of Scotland. Photo by Vincent Ko Hon Chiu

Bridges Around The World
Wind and Rain Bridge of the Dong people, Chengyang, Sanjiang, China. This is a famous covered bridge made up of two platforms comprising of pavilions, corridors, and sitting areas. Photo taken by Ariel Steiner

Bridges Around The World
Bridge in Khevsureti, Georgia. Photography by Paata Vardanashvili

Bridges Around The World
Bloukrans River Bridge in South Africa is the world’s highest commercial bridge for bungee jumping.

Bridges Around The World
Nimes wooden footbridge, near Calafate in Argentina. Photography by Gorkaazk


Makeshift bamboo bridge straddles the headwaters of the Diaman River in the Caraballo Mountain range in Capintalan, Philippines. The bridge leads to one of the biggest micro-hydroeletric projects in the Philippines and was installed by PRRM (Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement). Photography by Shubert Ciencia

Bridges Around The World
Rio-Antirio Bridge in Greece is the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge. Photography by David Monniaux

Bridges Around The World
Donald Macauley from Carshalton, Surrey, in the U.K. shares photo of a bridge made of wooden sticks in Asia

As you can see, these astonishing bridges serve as connectors between cities, lands, rivers, lakes and even people. As you share ’17 Astonishing Bridges Around The World’ with friends and family, DUNIA Magazine wishes to remind readers that humanity needs to build more bridges and fewer walls that divide people.

(Intro written by Abby Nsah)


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