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The Worlds Most Impressive Bridges
1. Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco USA
Spanning theGolden Gatestrait a channel betweenSan Francisco Bayand thePacific Ocean the Golden Gate Bridge is generally considered one of the most famous beautiful and photographed bridges in the world. At a length of 2737 m (almost 9000 ft) the bridge is recognized as a symbol of San Francisco California and the United States.
2. CizeBolozon Viaduct Cize France
The CizeBolozon Viaduct is a combinationrailand vehicularviaductcrossing theAin gorgeinEastern France and connecting the towns ofCizeandBolozon. As the original span built in the same location in 1875 was destroyed in World War II a new viaduct reopened here in May 1950.
3. Sydney Harbor Bridge Sydney Australia
Nicknamed The Coathanger because of its arch based design theSydney Harbor Bridgeis a steelthrough arch bridgeacrossSydney Harborthat connects theSydney Central Business District and theNorth Shore. Located next to the famous Sydney Opera House the bridge is an iconic landmark of both Sydney and Australia.
4. Allahverdi Khan Bridge Isfahan Iran
Popularly known asSi o seh pol(the bridge of 33 spans) the Allahverdi Khan Bridgeis one of 11 bridges found inthe city of IsfahanIranand the longest bridge on Zayandeh Riverwith a total length of almost 300m (980ft). At night when all thearches are lit up the bridge throws breathtaking reflections on the river below.
5. Royal Gorge Bridge Canon City USA
Built in 1929 the Royal Gorge bridgeis atourist attractionnearCanon CityColorado withinthe Royal Gorge Bridge & Park theme park. Crossing theRoyal Gorge955 ft (291m) above theArkansas River the bridge held the record ofhighest bridge in the worldfrom 1929 until 2001 when it was surpassed by the Liuguanghe Bridgein China.
6. Magdeburg Water Bridge Magdeburg Germany
Opened in 2003 the Magdeburg Water Bridge is a largenavigable aqueductnear Magdeburg in central Germany. Connecting the Mittellandkanal andElbe Havel Canalon the Elbe River the bridge allows large commercial ships to pass between theRhinelandandBerlinwithout having to descend into and then climb out of the Elbe itself.
7. Russky Bridge Vladivostok Russia
Built across theEastern Bosphorus strait to serve theAsia Pacific Economic Cooperationconference that took place inVladivostokin 2012 the Russky Bridge isthe worlds longestcable stayed bridge. The bridge also has the second highestpylonsafter theMillau Viaductin France and it has the longest cable stays.
8. Pont Jacques Chaban Delmas Bordeaux France
Pont Jacques Chaban Delmas is avertical lift bridgeover theGaronneRiver inBordeauxFrance. Inaugurated in 2013 by the French PresidentFran?ois Hollande it is the longest vertical lift bridge in Europe. Named in honor of Jacques Chaban Delmas a former Prime Minister of France the bridge is made from concrete and steel.
9. Tower Bridge London UK
Crossing theRiver Thamesclose to theTower of London in downtown London the Tower Bridge is one the most famous bridges in the world and a London?s iconic landmark. Completed in 1894 this combinedbasculeandsuspension bridge consists of twobridge towerstied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways.
10. Oresund Bridge Malmo Sweden
The longest combinedroad and rail bridgein Europe the Oresund Bridge connects two major metropolitan areas:Copenhagen the Danish capital city and the Swedish city of Malmo. Measuring almost 8 km (26000 ft) in length the bridge starts out as a bridge in Sweden and ends up as a tunnel in Denmark.
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