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Bridges have been one of the best architectural structures made by man. No wonder, they are bridging the gaps between places by overcoming a number of obstacles. Besides, there are a number of famous bridges in the world, which have earned great significance, by not only providing easy transportation but also because they have become iconic symbols.

The List of The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bridges In The World

1. Øresund Bridge, Scandinavia

2. Dengjiayao Bridge China

3. Golden Bridge Vietnam

4. Golden Gate Bridge

5. Magdeburg Water Bridge

6. Sydney Harbour Bridge

7. Tower Bridge

8. Rialto Bridge

9. Si-o-se Pol

10. Nanpu Bridge

What are the most beautiful bridges in the world?

1. Øresund Bridge, Scandinavia

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Stretching out into the vast blue of the Sound, the Øresund Bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. Connecting the Danish island of Amager and Malmö in Sweden, it runs nearly five miles before connecting with Peberholm in the middle, a tiny artificial island brimming with untouched nature. Lund's Botanical Association has identified more than 500 different species of plant on the isle.

2. Dengjiayao Bridge China

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Photo: Getty Images

The criss-cross structure of this loophole bridge in Beijing makes for a pretty drive through Tongzhou, an ancient district founded in 195 BC which translates as 'the place for passing through.

3. Golden Bridge Vietnam

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Photo: Getty Images

In Bà Nà Hills near Da Nang, this creative pedestrian bridge connects the cable-car station with the gardens below. Made from fiberglass and wire mesh, the giant hands are designed to look like stone structures holding the bridge in the air.

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4. Golden Gate Bridge, USA

Top 10 Most Beautiful Bridges in the World
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Possibly the most recognizable bridge in the world, this San Francisco landmark is as beautiful shrouded in an eerie cloud of fog as it is shimmering on a clear, sunny day. Often included in lists of modern wonders of the world, it once held the record for the longest and tallest suspension bridge on the globe.

5. Magdeburg Water Bridge

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The water bridge that crosses the Elbe River to connect the Elbe-Havel Canal to the Mittellandkanal becomes the longest navigable aqueduct in the world, at more than 3,000 feet long. Previously, connecting the two canals required a 7.4-mile detour and boat lift into the river. But in 2003 the new concrete water bridge near Berlin changed all that and gave ships a water-filled crossing.

6. Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Photo: AliExpress

The "Coathanger" of steel that crosses the Sydney Harbour has a longer history than it appears. Opened in 1932 after eight years of construction, the steel bridge features six million hand-driven rivets. The extreme sun in Sydney required hinges that could handle the steel expanding and contracting in extreme temperatures. At 160 feet wide, the bridge was the widest long-span bridge in the world until 2012, and crosses over 3,700 feet with the steel arch 440 feet above the water.

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7. Tower Bridge

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Photo: Yeudulich

One of the most iconic places you can ever visit, the Tower Bridge in London is amongst the most famous suspension bridges in the world. Built over the River Thames, you can get a spectacular view of the surrounding bridge. It is a combination of a bascule and a suspension bridge.

The bridge has become a famous tourist destination as well as a shooting location for many commercial movies lately. The bridge has two towers, which are connected in the upper end with the help of two walkways. These walkways help in maintaining the balance as well as support the suspended sections. It is therefore listed under top 10 famous bridges in the world.

8. Rialto Bridge

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Photo: TravelMag

Owing to the scenic beauty Italy possesses, the bridges just add an extra mile to the charm of the place. Rialto Bridge is an outstanding architectural structure in the Grand Canal. Out of the four other bridges, this is the oldest bridge.

The bridge was designed by an architect named Antonio da Ponte and completed in the late 1500s. The Rialto Bridge was initially built as a replacement for the wooden bridge nearby, which had collapsed back in the early 1500s. However, later many critics had predicted its fall too, but it is standing even now. It has defied all those critics, which is why you can find its name in the list of four famous bridges in the world.

9. Si-o-se Pol Bridge

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Photo: LeaveAbode

This is one of the 15 most famous bridges in the world with an iconic view during the night. Si-o-se Pol is located at Isfahan, a city in Iran. It is a 300 meters long and 14 meters wide bridge. It originally consisted of 40 arches and was one of the famous bridges in the world.

If you are planning to visit this place, it is advisable to visit the bridge after the Sunsets. The spectacular reflection of the 33 arches on the river Zayanderud is worth watching. This bridge is made of simple bricks and stones and was initially opened in the early 1600s to the public. Its simple yet captivating structure has ranked it among the top 10 famous bridges in the world.

10. Nanpu Bridge

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Photo: Yeudulich

The Nanpu Bridge features an impressive seven-lane, 2,500-foot cable-stay component over the Huangpu River. But honestly, it's the four miles of bridge that don't cross the river that offer the most intrigue. A circular elevated approach stretches from land and wraps up, bringing vehicles to the height of the crossing in the midst of the heavily congested downtown Shanghai.

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