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Selasa, 10 Juli 2012

10 Creative and Unusual Bridges

Today’s bridges not only symbolize our world’s advancement in design but its advancement in technology as well. Consequently, architects and engineers have been able to merge design and technology together in order to create bridges that are bigger, better, and more spectacular than ever before. Several of these are simply stunning – a true marvel of classic engineering capabilities and the outstanding achievements of modern engineering. Here you can find beautiful bridges and creative bridge designs from all over the world.

Henderson Waves Bridge

The highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. This 9 km structure connects Mount Faber Park with Telok Blangah Hill Park.

Aiola Island Bridge

Designed by Vito Acconci, this ‘island’ has a sunbathing area, a trendy bar and a coffee house, plus it allows you to cross the Mur River in Graz, Austria.

Langkawi Sky Bridge

This beautiful sky-bridge in Malaysia is suspended at 700 metres above sea level and spans 125 across the mountains, offering magnificent views of the Andaman Sea and Thailand’s Tarutao Island.

Magdeburg Water Bridge

Located in Germany, this 918-metre navigable aqueduct water bridge bridges the River Elbe to connect two important German shipping canals; the Elbe-Havel Canal and the Midland Canal.

Tianjin Eye Bridge

Giant observation wheel is constructed on a bridge over the Haihe River in the city of Tianjin, China.

Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge

Cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil. This bridge is unusual due to its form, which is similar to an “X”. It is the only bridge in the world that has two curved tracks supported by a single concrete mast.

Banpo Fountain Bridge

The fountain bridge that crosses the Han river in the Seoul capital of South Korea is a major tourists attraction.

Python Bridge

Beautiful modern bridge located in Amsterdam’s Eastern Harbor.

Rolling Bridge

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.

Ponte Vecchio, Italy

The Ponte Vecchio is a Medieval bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy.


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