The 9 Most Intriguing Bridge Designs

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6. Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, Shandong Provice, China
At nearly 26 miles long (41.6km) Jiaozhou Bay Bridge has been acknowledged by the Guinness World Records as the world’s longest bridge over water in terms of aggregate length. It is also believed to be the world’s first interchange. It forms a T-shape, allowing traffic to Huangdao to the west, Qingdao to the east and Hongdao to the north. It shaves off around 30 minutes of travel time between Huangdao and Qingdao, aside from proving that there are no limits to what human engineering can accomplish!

 

 

5. Royal Gorge Bridge, Cañon City, Colorado
Opened in 1929 and located within the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park amusement park, Royal Gorge Bridge held the title of world’s tallest bridge for more than 70 years. The bridge is 1,260 feet (384 m) long and 150 feet (46 m) high. Today it remains the highest suspension bridge in America. It contains a skycoaster attraction, funicular and aerial tram, all of which provide incredible views of the Royal Gorge. Small passenger cars are also permitted to cross, but only during the amusement park’s non-open hours.


4. Nanpu Bridge, Shanghai, China
Situated above the Huangpu River, regarded as the most important river in Shanghai, the Nanpu Bridge is one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world. Its creation made it possible to link the highly-developed Puxi District with the far less-developed Pudong District. But what really makes it stick out is its architectural beauty. At night, its spiral approaches light up, giving it the appearance of a dragon. This feature has made it a popular tourist attraction for visitors of Shanghai.

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