While bridges are ubiquitous in today's modern, mass-transit based cities, many people don't take enough time to stop by and think how some of these amazing wonders have been built. Anyway, while most bridges are kind of similar to each other, there are several dozen brides in the world that don't like anything else. This article is going to feature 15 different bridges that are mind-blowingly unique. While some are created from rare materials, others feature crazy and fun shapes. Let's check them out.
According to many people in Japan, this 90 feet monstrosity is one of the scariest bridges in Japan. Just imagine driving a car down this bridge - at that angle (which could be over 45 degrees), there is no way you could see the asphalt below you.
This wild and overgrown bridge is located in the Nongriat village of Cherrapunji. The builders of this bridge - the local Khasi tribe spend exactly $0 building it. How? They only used materials that nature gave them, which is why the bridge looks the way it does.
To some people, this bridge looks like it couldn't possibly exist - almost as if it was generated in a 3D editing software. In reality, this bridge does exist - and it can look the way it does because it is a pedestrian bridge - meaning design rules are less strict.
Here is a photo of a crazy bridge that could only be built in the UK - the "Rolling Bridge." When a person needs to use the bridge, it rolls over the Grand Union Canal. Once done, the bridge roles back and makes the path clear for boats to pass through.
This could very easily be one of the coolest bridges in today's featured lineup. Just look at the form, structure, and lighting of this thing. It looks especially cool at night. Anyway, this bridge is located in Singapore, one of the fastest growing economies in Asia.
Some say that if you look at the Nanpu Bridge in Shanghai for long enough - you will get dizzy. Just look at how twisty and repeating the bridge and its traffic lanes are. In any case, it looks cool, and it must be very fun to drive through.
This bridge the "Langkawi Sky Bridge" is located on one of Malaysia's highest mountain ranges. Due to the difficulty of accessing that area, all components that you see on this bridge had to be airlifted with helicopters - one by one for months.
On first sight, this bridge looks rather normal, if a bit dated. The difference between this bridge and others like it is that this one is made out of fiber-reinforced plastics, making it one of the few bridges in the world that are made out of composites.
The Sundial Bridge is a pedestrian-only bridge, which crosses the Sacramento River in the Turtle Bay Exploration Park. It was designed by a Spanish architect, and its design is rather unique - it is the only bridge of its kind in the world.
The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge was completed back in 2002, but it does not look dated at all. The bridge is unique due to its use of only three arches, but these arches were built from an extremely high-strength steel alloy in order to hold the bridge together.
The Modern Bamboo Bridge is unique in that it is almost completely made out of bamboo. The bridge is 32-feet tall and has a load capacity of 8 tons - enough to have fully loaded trucks go over it. That's incredible when you think that the bridge doesn't use any concrete or steel.
The Millau Viaduct is one of the tallest bridges in the world. It is exactly 1125 feet tall, which is tall even for a building. Not only is this thing tall, but it also covers a great distance - just look how far the other end of the bridge goes - it is almost hard to see with a naked eye.
This bridge has a pretty smart mechanism when a tall ship needs to pass underneath it. Instead of separating down the middle like regular bridges do, this bridge lifts up its entire midsection, so that ships can pass underneath it at any point.
The design of the bridge (at least the external layers) is nothing spectacular or unique. This bridge is amazing because of its technical specifications - it is the longest ocean-crossing bridge in existence, at about 22 miles long. It is also S-shaped, instead of being straight.
This bridge is called after Leonardo Da Vinci, because the Italian Renaissance artist had made actual drawings of it, but never managed to complete it. That's why Norwegian artist Vebjørn Sand managed to complete the bridge in his native Norway back in 2011.