The Top 3 Famous Bridges on Earth

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!

 

What Makes Bridges Special

golden gate bridge

Let’s face it.

There’s something about bridges that make people do forward and back on it, especially with the warm sun shining down on them in their cars. There’s also something about bridges that make people want to go forward and back on it each passing day, especially with the cool wind blowing on them in their trucks.

But you know what?

There’s more to bridges that it seems to be.

You see, bridges are like gateways to another world – a place where you can see things you haven’t seen before and like no other. You also see, bridges are like gateways to another realm – a place where you can do things you haven’t done before and like never before.

In other words, bridges are special paths to where your heart currently desires to be in.

The only question is: What “exactly” makes bridges special?

Well, here are some things that make bridges special:

Bridges can serve as platforms for scenic views.

Take for example, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It doesn’t just provide you a glorious sight on all that makes San Francisco a great place to live in. It also provides you a magnificent sight on all that makes the Pacific Ocean a great place to dive in and see all those marine life under the water down open and all that makes the San Francisco Bay a great place to swim on and see all those marine life over the water up close.

Bridges can also serve as platforms for exercise routines.

And no, I’m not talking about the bridge exercise routines. But yes, I’m talking about the exercises routines you can do on a bridge such as that of running from and to the bridge and cycling from and to the bridge. This doesn’t just allow you to do the mentioned exercise routines well, but also allow you to fully experience that warm sun that shine down on your body and that cool wind that blow up on your face.

Indeed, there’s something about bridges that make people do forward and back on it, especially with the warm sun shining down on them in their cars. And indeed, there’s something about bridges that make people want to go forward and back on it each passing day, especially with the cool wind blowing on them in their trucks.

Do you know any other things that make bridges special? Let us know in the comments section below!

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