10 Strange Bridges from Around the World

In browsing around today I came across some images of some pretty strange bridges from around the world.  The more strange bridges I found the harder I looked for more.

I want to share some of these strange bridges from around the world with you.

Henderson Waves Bridge

Henderson Waves Bridge

12 Storeys high the Henderson Waves Bridge is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore.  It is 300 meters long and connects the parks Mount Faber and Telok Blangah Hill.

 

Sporenburg Borneo Bridge

Sporenburg Borneo Bridge

Completed in 2000 in Amsterdam this steel pedestrian bridge spans 93 m.  It spans over the water between the islands Sporenburg and Borneo.  There are three in total two 90m in length and one 3d one that is 25m long.


Malaysia Sky Bridge

Malaysia Sky Bridge

The Langkawi sky-bridge in Malaysia suspended 700 metres above sea level and is 125 metres across the mountains, offering magnificent views of the Andaman Sea and Thailands Tarutao Island.

 

Aiola Island Bridge

Aiola Island Bridge

Known as Aiola Island Bridge this one is positioned right in the heart of the Mur River in Graz, Austria.  This was built in 2003 by an architect from New York named Vito Acconci.  It has a sunbathing area, fashionable bar, and a coffee house.  It also connects the Mur River from one shore to another.

 

The Bridge of Aspiration

Bridge of Aspiration

The Bridge of Aspiration stretches between the Royal Ballet School and the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.  It was built by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and completed in 2004 and is located in London, UK.

 

Strange Bridge on the River

Strange Bridge on the River

I could not find any information on this but I think that this was for sure worth sharing.  I am pretty sure that I would fall into this river.

 

Magdeburg Water Bridge

Magdeburg Water Bridge

It took over a century to complete this bridge in Germany.  It is 918 meters long, a navigatable aqua duct that wVas completed in 2003.  It bridges the River Elbe to connect two important German shipping canals; the Elbe-Havel Canal and the Midland Canal.  The bridge is located outside of Hohenwarthe near Magdeburg and is known locally as the Wasserstrassenkreuz Magdeburg.

 

Wind Tunnel Footbridge

Wind Tunnel Foot Bridge

Not yet built this is a design proposal by Michael Jantzen for a new kind of wind activated footbridge made of steel and aluminum. As the wind blows, the five wind turbine wheels turn at different speeds around the people who are walking through to reach the other side. Three of the five wheels turn in one direction while the other two turn in the opposite direction.

 

Kintai Bridge

Kintai bridge

Kintai Bridge a historical wooden arched bridge in the city of Iwakuni, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.  It was built in 1673, is a series of five wooden arches and spans the Nishiki River.  Declared a National Treasure in 1922, Kikkou Park, which includes the bridge and castle, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan, especially for the Cherry Blossom festival in the spring and the autumn color change of the Japanese Maples.

 

Rolling Bridge

Rolling Bridge

This bridge is located in London and is a small walkway over a section of the Londons Grand Canal.  It is 39 feet long and built out of timber by a UK-based design firm called Heatherwick Studio.  It has a hydraulic system built into the handrail which allows it to curl into an octagon which allows boats to cruise through the canal.  The bridge rolls up every Friday at noon.

So like I said there are some pretty strange bridges out there all around the world. I would love to see and photograph some of these bridges in person.

Comments

  1. 1
    Alison says:

    I so love all of those bridges! The island bridge and the one in Malaysia are my favorites I think! I wish I had a unique bridge near me!
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    Sharon says:

    Wow! You found some good ones! The Rolling Bridge is quite unique–great engineers at work here. Thanks for a fun post.

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