Sometimes infrastructures amaze us, it gives us something to wonder. What do you think about a bridge? Just a metal and concrete structure which is made with the help of maths and calculations! No, it is something more than that.
You may see many beautiful bridges around the world but apart from that, there are some crazy bridges which awestruck you.
Eshima Ohashi Bridge, Japan
It looks like hell. If you want to do skating on a bridge this is a perfect example. This bridge located in the Chugoku region of Honshu, Japan. It has a gradient of 6.1 percent on one side and 5.1 percent on another. The bridge spans one mile across Lake Nakaumi linking cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato.
Rolling Bridge, London
This is an amazing piece of infrastructure. It actually doesn’t roll, it curves using eight hydraulic triangular-hinged sections to form a passable pedestrian walkway. The bridge is located at Paddington Basin. It rolls up and forms an octagonal shape when no one needs to cross the Grand Union Canal and allows the passage of boats.
Dragon King Kong Bridge, China
Dragon King Kong Bridge or the Lucky Knot Bridge is one of the unique bridges of the world. This is 185 metres long and 24 metres high. People said the structure looks like a maze. It has three pedestrian lanes and five crossing points. This complicated structure provides a view of the Dragon King Harbour River, Meixi Lake, Changsha and the surrounding mountains.
Henderson Waves Bridge, Singapore
This 274-metre Henderson Waves Bridge has a wave-like form made up of curved steel ribs that alternately rise over and under its deck. It is situated in Telok Blangah Hil Park. The bridge is 36-metre above ground which makes it the highest pedestrian bridge in the country.
Moses Bridge, Netherlands
The sunken bridge was built across the moats on the side of the fortress. This bridge literally parts the waters that surround the Fort De Roovere near Halsteren. It allows the pedestrian to pass through the bridge.
Oresund Bridge, Sweden and Denmark
This bridge is a combined railway and motorway bridge across the Oresund strait between Sweden and Denmark. It runs nearly 8km from the Swedish coast to the artificial island Peberholm in the middle of the strait. It begins as a cable-stayed bridge and ends as a tunnel in the island.
Slauerhoffbrug Bridge, Netherlands
The Slauerhoffbrug is a fully automatic bascule bridge in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. This unique bridge uses two arms to swing a section of road in and out of place within the road itself. This bridge is also known as the “Slauerhoffbrug ‘Flying’ Drawbridge”. The bridge can quickly be raised and lowered from one pylon. It allows boats to pass while only blocking road traffic.
Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain, South Korea
This is a two-tiered bridge which spanning the Han River in Seoul. It is the world’s longest bridge fountain with 380 nozzles spraying water from the river below out into a beautiful show of water, music, and lights. After sunsets, 200 lights illuminate the fountain as it sends out dancing, rainbow-coloured jets of water in the air in synchronisation with music.
Gateshead Millennium Bridge, England
The bridge sometimes referred as the “Blinking Eye Bridge” is the world’s first and only tilting bridge. This pedestrian and cyclist bridge spanning the River Tyne in Newcastle, England. Two large hydraulic rams at each side tilt the structure back allowing boats to pass under.
Living Root Bridges, India
These bridges in Meghalaya were not constructed by metal, concrete but these were hand-made from the aerial roots of Rubber Trees by the Khasi and Jaintia peoples of the place. Those bridges are tangles of massive thick roots which have been intermingled to form the bridges and can take the weight of 500 people.
Pythonbrug Bridge, Netherlands
The Python Bridge has a red snake-like shape and it spans the canal between Sporenburg and Borneo Island in Eastern Docklands, Amsterdam. This 300-feet long bridge won the International Footbridge Award in 2002.
Aiola Island Bridge, Austria
It located in the centre of the Mur River in Graz, Austria. This is not only a bridge, it’s an island. It offers you many things for your entertainment and time pass. It includes a trendy bar, a coffee house, a sunbathing area, a children’s playground and an open-air theatre.
Twin Sails Bridge, England
Twin Sails Bridge is a double leaved bascule bridge in Poole. It provides a second road link from Poole town centre to Hamworthy. The bridge spans the Backwater Channel that links Holes Bay with Poole Harbour. The bridge will allow development of four major sites, two in the town centre and two in Hamworthy.
Lego Bridge, Germany
It is actually a concrete beam bridge which crosses over the Schwesterstraße in the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Wuppertal, Germany. Graffiti and street artist Martin Heuwold repainted the bridge in 2011 in the style of Lego bricks.