11 Most Magnificent,Beautiful,Amazing Bridge

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1. Banpo Bridge (South Korea): The Fountain Bridge
On 9 September 2008, the Banpo Bridge in Seoul (South Korea) got a major facelift: 10,000 nozzle fountain that runs all the way on both sides. Immediately after being installed, the bridge turned into a major tourist attraction, as the bridge pumps out 190 tons of water per minute using the water from the river below. 

2. Millau Bridge (France): World's Tallest Bridge vehicular
Towering above the 1125-ft Tarn Valley in southern France, driving along the Millau Bridge is said to feel like flying. Foster + Partners marvel is slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower, took three years to build and opened to the public in 2004. While it may provide picturesque views of the valley below, once the mist down that route is not for the faint hearted! The Millau Bridge has a total length of 8,071-ft with the longest single span at 1,122-ft and a maximum clearance below of 886-ft; short bridge is massively impressive both on paper and in real life. The deck is lofted on 7 pylons and weighs 36,000 tonnes. A series of 7 masts, each 292-feet high and weighing 700 tons, which is attached to the corresponding pole.

3. Henderson Waves (Singapore): Most Beautiful Pedestrian Bridge
At a height of 36 meters or 12 storeys from the road, it is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. The 300-meter bridge links up the parks at Mount Faber and Telok Blangah Hill. 


4. Hangzhou Bay Bridge (China): World's Longest Trans-Oceanic Bridge
Across the Hangzhou Bay extends the longest trans-oceanic bridge in the world, with 35,673 kilometers (22 miles) in length with a six-lane highway in both directions. The bridge was built to address traffic congestion in the booming region, cutting the driving time between Shanghai and Ningbo from four to two and a half hours. Finally opened to the public on May 1, 2008. Total investment on the bridge was RMB 11.8 billion (approximately U.S. $ 1.4 billion.)

5.Rolling Bridge (UK): The Bridge that Curls Up on Itself
Designed by Heatherwick Studio, the award-winning Rolling Bridge is located Paddington Basin, London. Rather than a conventional opening bridge mechanism, consisting of a single rigid element that lifts to let boats pass, the Rolling Bridge gets out of the way by curling up until its two ends touch. While in its horizontal position, the bridge is a normal, inconspicuous steel and timber footbridge; fully open, it forms a circle on the edge of the water that bears little resemblance to its former self. Twelve meters long, the bridge is made ​​in eight steel and timber sections, and is made ​​to curl by hydraulic rams set into the handrail between each section.

6.Oliveira Bridge (Brazil): World's First X-shaped 
Cable stayed bridge with two lanes crossed The Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge over the Pinheiros River in São Paulo, Brazil opened in May 2008. It is 138 meters (450 feet), and connects Marginal Pinheiros Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue. The design is unique in that the 2 curved decks of the bridge cross each other through its X-shaped supporting tower

7.Wind and Rain Bridge (China): Dong people's bridge

Wind and Rain Bridge symbolized architecture of the Dong minority. Wind and Rain Bridge in Diping is the largest of its kind in Guizhou Province, where China's biggest Dong community lives. The bridge is over 50 meters long and it was first built in 1894 during the Qing Dynasty over 100 years ago. However, the original structure was destroyed in a major fire in 1959 and the one visitors see today was a re-creation that was completed in 1964. 

8.Tower Bridge (UK): Most Famous and beautiful Victorian Bridge
Completed in 1894 and designed by Horace Jones and Wolfe Barry, Tower Bridge (so named after the two, striking, 141-ft high towers and the Tower of London close to it ) is one of the most famous landmarks in London and one of the most beautiful in the world. 800-foot long bridge has a 28-ft clearance when closed, but the increase in the clearance center for up to 140-ft that allows ships to pass down the Thames. Back in the days when goods were moved by sea instead of air the bridge was raised around 50 times daily. Tower Bridge take 432 workers 8 years to build. During that time they sank 70,000 tonnes of concrete into 2 huge dock, lowered 2 counterbalanced bascules into place each weighing 1,000 tonnes and then clad the whole bridge in Portland stone and Cornish granite to disguise the 11,000 tonnes of steel beneath.

9. Magdeburg Water Bridge (Germany): Europe's Largest Water Bridge

Magdeburg Water Bridge that connects the former East and West Germany on the Elbe River, and was made ​​as part of the unification project. 1 km long, 500 million euros water bridge enables river barges to avoid a lengthy and sometimes unreliable passage along the Elbe.

10.Ponte Vecchio (Italy): Oldest and Most Famous of types
Ponte Vecchio in Florence is one of the most known in Italy, and is considered the oldest stone built entirely, segmental arch bridge in Europe, although there are many partial segments which date further back. It was originally built of wood until destroyed by floods in 1333, and twelve years later it was rebuilt using stone. Famous for its lining of shops, the bridge has housed everybody from Medieval merchants and butchers to souvenir stalls and art dealers. 

11. Suramadu Bridge National (Indonesia) National Suramadu Bridge is a bridge across the Madura Strait, which connects the island of Java (Surabaya) and the island of Madura (in Bangkalan, exactly east Kamal), Indonesia. With a length of 5438 m, this bridge is the longest bridge in Indonesia today. Southeast Asia's longest bridge is the Penang Bridge in Malaysia. Longest bridge consists of three parts of the overpass (causeway), bridges (bridge approach), and the main bridge. Construction of the bridge was set up earlier by President Megawati Sukarnoputri on August 20, 2003 and its opening was inaugurated by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on June 10, 2009. Construction of the bridge is intended to accelerate development on the island of Madura, including infrastructure and economic field in Madura, which is relatively low compared to other areas in East Java. The estimated cost of construction of the bridge is 4.5 trillion dollars. Creating this bridge made ​​from three sides, both sides Bangkalan and Surabaya. Meanwhile, at the same time also makes the development of the center span of the bridge and bridge approaches