The Top 3 Famous Bridges on Earth

Top 3: The Millau Viaduct

The Millau Viaduct

This large road-bridge extends the valley of the Tarn river near Millau. This cable-stayed bridge is the tallest vehicular bridge on the planet, with its highest peak at 1, 125 ft., just a tad bit taller than the ever-famous Eiffel Tower. The speed limit has been changed from 130km/h to 110km/h because of the tourists who are taking photos from their vehicles. Ever since traffic reached the bridge, passengers no longer stopped to take pictures and stare at the beauty of the landscape and the bridge.

Top 2: The Ponte Vecchio

The Ponte Vecchio

This bridge located over the Arno River in Florence is a medieval bridge that survived World War II. The bridge’s name means “old bridge, ” and it’s distinguished for the shops that are located along it. Today, art dealers, jewelers, and souvenir sellers occupy the spots that butchers previously used. It is believed that the concept of bankruptcy came from this place. When a trader couldn’t recompense his debts, his table (where his wares are sold) would be broken by soldiers, and the practice was called “bancorotto” or from the words “banco” which means table and “rotto” which means broken.

Top 1: The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge by night

Obviously, this suspension bridge is the most popular bridge as seen in the movies. The bridge connects San Francisco and Marin County and is the masterpiece of Joseph B. Strauss. It took seven years to complete this bridge, and it was finally finished in 1937. It’s also one of the most famous tourist spots in San Francisco and California. Ever since the bridge was completed, it has surpassed the length of eight other existing bridges. It’s also popular for its reddish-orange color which was intentionally made so that the bridge could easily be seen through the dense fog which often envelops the bridge. Truly, the painters who finished painting the Golden Gate are patient!

 

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