Most Unusual Bridges Worldwide

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The world architecture has witnessed some unusual bridges that were created not only for crossing rivers, roads, valleys or mountain sides but also for offering their users opportunities to see breathtaking views and experience different levels of feeling.

 

Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge, Japan

Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge was created as the only way for traffic to get down the mountainside into the valley. It consists of two spirals, each 1.1 km long and 80-meter in diameter. However, the speed limit on the bridge is only 30 km/h to insure careful driving and help enjoy beautiful views.


The Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge was built in 1981

The Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge was built in 1981

 

Hureai Bridge, Japan

Another Japanese bridge that also features unusual structure is Hureai Bridge. This unique circular pedestrian bridge located at the foot of the Hiyoshi dam near Kyoto is part of Hiyoshi Spring spa resort. It was designed by architect Norihiko Dan and known as “Friendship Bridge”.


The Hureai Bridge was built in 1998

The Hureai Bridge was built in 1998

 

Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia

Langkawi Sky Bridge, a 125-meter curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge, is located 700m above sea level at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang in Pulau Langkawi. It uniquely offers incredible views of the Andaman Sea and Thailand’s Tarutao Island. Besides, platforms at each end allow visitors to take breaths before venturing across.


Langkawi Sky Bridge has signs telling visitors to get off the bridge quickly in case of an electrical storm

Langkawi Sky Bridge has signs telling visitors to get off the bridge quickly in case of an electrical storm

 

Aiola Island Bridge, Austria

Aiola Island Bridge located in the center of Mur River in Graz, Austria is an ideal sunbathing area with a trendy bar and a fashionable coffee house. It also helps you access to cross the Mur River from one shore to other.


The Aiola Island Bridge was built in 2003 by a New-York based artist Vito Acconci

The Aiola Island Bridge was built in 2003 by a New-York based artist Vito Acconci

 

Tianjin Eye Bridge, China

Tianjin Eye Bridge, a 120m-tall (110m-diameter) Ferris wheel built on the Chihai Bridge over the Hai River in Tianjin, China, can lift people 120m up into the air. Its electric-powered wheel has 48 capsules, each with a capacity of 8 passengers takes 30 minutes to complete a rotation. It means that this bridge lifts totally 768 passengers per hour.


This bridge was constructed in 2007 and opened to the public in on 2008-Apr-07

This bridge was constructed in 2007 and opened to the public on April 07, 2008


The Tianjin Eye Bridge are illuminated at nights

The Tianjin Eye Bridge are illuminated at night

 

Henderson Waves, Singapore

Henderson Waves is the Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge and connects Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park. It is 274-metre (900 ft) long and at 36 meters (120 ft) above Henderson Road. Besides, slats of yellow balau wood, an all-weather timber found in South-East Asia, have been used in the decking.


The bridge’s wave-forms are lit with LED light at night from 7pm to 2am daily

The bridge’s wave-forms are lit with LED light at night from 7pm to 2am daily

 

Banpo Bridge, South Korea

The Banpo Bridge, a major bridge in downtown Seoul over the Han River, South Korea, connects the Seocho and Yongsan districts. It has 38 water pumps and 380 nozzles on either side, which draw 190 tons of water per minute from the river 20 meters below the deck.


The Banpo Bridge was completed in 1982

The Banpo Bridge was completed in 1982

 

 

Related links:

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This article was published on 2011/02/21