10 MOST BEAUTIFUL BRIDGES IN THE WORLD Carlos Andrés Valencia Zapata 103543 ROBERT YAMID IBARRA MORALES 106021
KHAJU BRIDGE Photo: twocentsworth [Flickr]
KHAJU BRIDGE The Khaju Bridge (Pol-e-Khajoo) in Isfahan, Iran, was built in the 17th century by Shah Abbas II. The bridge also serves as a dam, with sluice gates under the archways
PONT DU GARD
PONT DU GARD The Pont du Gard was built by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (63 – 12 BC), the son-in-law of Caesar Augustus. The bridge’s stones, some of which weigh up to 6 tons, were cut perfectly to fit together without any mortar.
OF SIGHS (PONTE DEI SOSPIRI) The bridge was built in 1600 by Antonio Contino, after the days of the inquisitions and summary executions. Legend has it that if lovers kissed on a gondola underneath the Bridge of Sighs at sunset, their love would last for eternity.
IRON Architect Thomas Farnolls Pritchard proposed a single arch bridge that would let boats pass underneath, but he died before the bridge was built. The construction of the Iron Bridge was carried out by a local master ironworker named Abraham Darby III. About 400 tons (363 tonnes) of cast iron was used.
COVERED The West Montrose Covered Bridge on the Grand River, Ontario, Canada. It’s known locally as the Kissing Bridge.
Thomas Malone Covered Bridge in Beaver Creek State Park, Ohio.
PONTE VECCHIO Ponte Vecchio. Photo: G|o®g|O
PONTE VECCHIO Was built in 1345 by TaddeoGaddi Ponte Vecchio at night. Photo: MrUllmi
THE WIND AND RAIN BRIDGE Chengyang Bridge. Photo: mazakii that genius
THE WIND AND RAIN BRIDGE The wind and rain bridges were a type of bridge built by the Dong people. Was built in 1905 Tomado de: http://scenery.cultural-china.com/chinaWH/upload/upfiles/2008-12/07/
BROOKLYN BRIDGE Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Dennis Gerbeckx
BROOKLYN BRIDGE In 1855, engineer John Roebling started to design a bridge that at the time would be the longest suspension bridge in the world. Was built in 1872 Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise. Photo: LemonSunrise
TOWER BRIDGE Tower Bridge at twilight. Photo: Diliff
TOWER BRIDGE It’s funny to think about ancient traffic jams, but that was why the Tower Bridge in London, England was built. Construction of the Tower Bridge started in 1886, led by architect Sir Horace Jones and engineer Sir John Wolfe Barry Tower Bridge at night. Photo: Andreas L
GOLDEN GATE Tower Bridge at twilight. Photo: Diliff
GOLDEN GATE The Golden Gate Bridge is such an iconic symbol of San . In 1916, the idea of a bridge to cross the Golden Gate, a narrow strait that separated San Francisco Peninsula and the Marin Headlands, was conceived. ByJoseph Strauss lobbied