We look at some of the world’s most impressive bridges.
Four top bridges
Updated: 29 Mar 2022
Author: Isobel Pritchard
The purpose of a bridge is to allow people or transport access over a physical obstacle. This physical obstacle could be anything, from other transport networks to valleys. Yet, for me, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of a bridge is one over water and the potential to dive off it on a summer’s day.
Denham bridge in particular provides a lot of fun in the summer months. Situated across the River Tavy near Plymouth, UK, this 17th-century arch bridge is the perfect spot for some wild swimming.
So, bridges provide huge benefits to the public in a number of ways. They create entertainment as well as accessibility. While doing so, they must be economical and safe.
What are the world’s most impressive bridges?
The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, China
Claim to fame: Extending an impressive 102 miles long, this is the world’s longest bridge.
Open date: 2011
Location: Across the Yangtze River delta, it connects Danyang to Kunchan
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