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10 Most Unique Bridges in the World

/ September 14, 2014

A bridge is a structure carrying a path, road, railway etc. across a river, or any other obstacle. There are many bridges all over the world. Some of them are engineering marvels.

Here is the 10 most unique bridges in the world.

Glacier Skywalk, Canada

Glacier Skywalk is a stunning attraction in Jasper National Park. It is five minutes from the Discovery Center at the Columbia Glacier. This marvelous bridge lets you literally step into the scenery, high above the Sunwapta valley on a suspended glass platform.

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Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia

This 410 feet (125 meters) curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge is located in Malaysia. It is around 2,300 feet (700 meters) above the sea level.

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Garden Bridge, UK

This pedestrian bridge is built over the River Thames in London. It is planned to feature trees and gardens. It is planned to be 1,204 feet (367 meters) long and 98 feet (30 meters) across at its widest point.

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Gateshead Millennium Bridge

This pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge is an award-winning structure. It is the world’s first and only tilting bridge. It is built across the River Tyne, between Gateshead’s Quays arts quarter on the south bank and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank.

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Undulating Bridge, China

This bride is an engineering marvel. Its distinctive architecture is attracting the attention of many engineers worldwide. The Mobius strip-style pedestrian bridge arcs over Meixi Lake. With a span of 490 feet (150 meters) and a height of 79 feet (24 meters), this bridge incorporates a variety of routes at different levels. The bridge will span the Dragon King Harbor River in Changsha, China.

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Helix Bridge, Singapore

This pedestrian bridge links Marina Center with Marina South in the Marina Bay area in Singapore. It is located beside the Benjamin Sheares Bridge and is accompanied by a vehicular bridge known as the Bayfront Bridge.

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Falkirk Wheel, UK

This rotating boat lift connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. It is located in Scotland. The wheel raises boats by 79 feet (24 meters). It is the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world, and one of two boat lifts in the UK. The wheel has an overall diameter of 115 feet (35 meters).

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Henderson Waves, Singapore

This 899 feet (274 meter) long pedestrian bridge is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. It is 118 feet (36 meters) above Henderson Road. It connects Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park. It has a wave-form made up of seven undulating curved steel ribs.

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Doha Sharq Crossing Bridge, Qatar

The construction of Doha’s Sharq Crossing will begin in 2015. The fluid design is part of a 12 kilometer series of connections, comprising three bridges linked by tunnels below the sea’s surface. The multi-billion dollar project incorporates vibrant areas of recreation.

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The Rolling Bridge, UK

This curling movable bridge is part of the Grand Union Canal office and retail development project at Paddington Basin, London. It consists of eight triangular sections hinged at the walkway level.

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The above-mentioned bridges have become world famous for their uniqueness.

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