The 9 Most Intriguing Bridge Designs

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3. Eshima Ohashi Bridge, Japan
The third largest rigid-frame bridge in the world, this structure connects several administrative regions of Japan together over Nakaumi Lake. The so-called “rollercoaster bridge” has achieved fame thanks to its deceptive appearance. While the slope’s gradient is only 6.1%, when viewed close up from certain angles, it appears that cars are driving up an impossibly steep incline.

 

 

2. Loopgraafbrug , Halsteren, Netherlands
The Loopgraafbrug, which translates from Dutch to Trench Bridge, serves as a pedestrian walkway to Fort Pinssen, which is surrounded by a moat. But rather than building it over the moat, a decision was made to construct a partially submerged bridge. The bridge appears to divide the moat waters in half, thus it has been given the nickname Moses Bridge. It is built so low that people can cross it virtually undetected, except for the occasional bobbling head of taller pedestrians.


1. Lucky Knot Bridge, Changsha, China
This pedestrian bridge in the South-Central city of 7 million makes it to the top of the list due to the way it combines esthetics with cultural symbolism. Opened at the end of 2016, the bridge was built over Dragon King Harbor River and connects to various parks, roads and riverbanks. The inspiration for its design was the ancient Chinese folk art of knotting, which is believed to bring good luck. LED lamps have been installed, offering a spectacular light show. The bridge also provides beautiful views of the city, river and nearby mountains.

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