According to a very simple definition, a bridge is ‘a structure carrying a road, path, railway, etc. across a river, road, or other obstacle’. As a matter of fact, some of them are genuine works of art showing how technologically advanced our civilization has become.
Building a big strong bridge is not easy. Architects have to take into consideration several factors, including earthquakes, traffic congestion or winds as even a moderate blow can cause very dangerous vibrations.
All in all, the final product is often astonishing. Come and take a look yourselves!
#1 Infinite Bridge (Great Britain) will stun you with its illumination
#2 American Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is one of the largest structures of its kind in the world. The police perform their regular rescue drills there
#3 A beautiful piece of architectural art – Assut de l’Or looks like a gigantic harp
#4 The Chinese Sidu River Bridge is over 1,222 meters long and the road it carries goes through a mountain
#5 Bridges don’t have to be static structures. Drawbridges or rolling bridges are designed not to occupy too much space or not to disturb the water traffic