THE WORLD'S MOST COMMANDING BRIDGES
Added on: 14th Oct 2016
PONT JACQUES CHABAN-DELMAS, BORDEAUX, FRANCE
Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas is a vertical lift bridge over the
Garonne River in Bordeaux, France. Inaugurated in
2013 by the French President Francois Hollande, it is the
longest vertical lift bridge in Europe. Named in honour of
Jacques Chaban-Delmas, a former Prime Minister of
France, the bridge is made from concrete and steel.
RUSSKY BRIDGE, VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA
Built across the Eastern Bosphorus strait to serve the
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference that took
place in Vladivostok in 2012, the Russky Bridge is the world’s
longest cable stayed bridge. The bridge also has the
second highest pylons after the Millau Viaduct in France
and it has the longest cable stays.
MAGDEBURG WATER BRIDGE, MAGDEBURG, GERMANY
Opened in 2003, the Magdeburg Water Bridge is a large
navigable aqueduct near Magdeburg in central Germany.
Connecting the Mittellandkanal and Elbe-Havel Canal on the
Elbe River, the bridge allows large commercial ships to
pass between the Rhineland and Berlin without having
to descend into and then climb out of the Elbe itself.
ROYAL GORGE BRIDGE, CANON CITY, USA
Built in 1929, the Royal Gorge bridge is a tourist attraction
near Canon City, Colorado, within the Royal Gorge
Bridge & Park theme park. Crossing the Royal Gorge 955ft
(291m) above the Arkansas River, the bridge held the
record of highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2001,
when it was surpassed by the Liuguanghe Bridge in China.
ALLAHVERDI KHAN BRIDGE, ISFAHAN, IRAN
Popularly known as “Si-o-seh pol” (the bridge of 33 spans),
the Allahverdi Khan Bridge is one of 11 bridges found in the
city of Isfahan, Iran and the longest bridge on Zayandeh
River with a total length of almost 300m (980ft). At night,
when all the arches are lit up, the bridge throws breath-taking
reflections on the river below.
SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Nicknamed “The Coathanger” because of its arch-based
design, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch
bridge across Sydney Harbour that connects the Sydney
Central Business District and the North Shore. Located next
to the famous Sydney Opera House, the bridge is an iconic
landmark of both Sydney and Australia.
CIZE–BOLOZON VIADUCT, CIZE, FRANCE
The Cize–Bolozon Viaduct is a combination rail and vehicular
viaduct crossing the Ain gorge in Eastern France and
connecting the towns of Cize and Bolozon. 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.
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, SAN FRANCISCO, USA
Spanning the Golden Gate strait, a channel between San
Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the Golden Gate Bridge
is generally considered one of the most famous, beautiful and
photographed bridges in the world. At a length of 2,737m
(almost 9,000ft), the bridge is recognized as a symbol of
San Francisco, California and the United States.