These are some of National Geographic Travel’s World’s Most Spectacular Bridges.
Commissioned by Friedrich Hermann Rötschke in 1860, Rakotzbrücke’s perfect parabola and basalt spires make it a legendary “devil’s bridge.”
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Completed in 2004, Heatherwick Studio’s Rolling Bridge provides access to the Grand Union Canal in London’s Paddington Basin.
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Inca Rope Bridge
Q’eswachaka, one of the last surviving Inca rope bridges, has spanned 124 feet across the Akpurimac canyon for more than 500 years.
Photograph by Wigbert Röth / Getty Images.
At 1,620 feet long, the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Zermatt is the longest suspension footbridge in the world.
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Over three million vehicles cross San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge every month.
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A traditional dingbu bridge, made of cut and sunken stones, stretches across the Tuojiang River in China’s Phoenix Ancient Town.
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The name gives it all away. The Living Root Bridge is made from living, grounded tree roots so that it is not washed away by floods.
Photograph by Alex Treadway / National Geographic Creative.
Bridge of Sighs
Visitors can take a gondola ride underneath the romantic Bridge of Sighs, or explore the palace inside.
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