Posted on Nov 12, 2010 | Comments 0
1. Chapel Bridge – Switzerland
One of the main attractions in Lucerne, this bridge was built back in 1333 as its main goal was to provide protection from attacks. It is also the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe. The Chapel Bridge is 204 m long.
2. Chengyang Bridge – China
This Bridge is also called the Wind and the Rain Bridge and it was built in 1916, but it became famous for being a unique construction of wood and stones. The bridge is 64.4 meters long and 10.6 meters high.
3. Charles’ Bridge – Czech Republic
One of the most beautiful Gothic bridges is the Charles’ Bridge. It was built to cross Vltava River in 1357 as the only connection between Old Town and the Prague Castle. Nowadays this bridge is one of the biggest European attractions with its impressive gothic style and architecture.
4. Ponte Vecchio – Italy
The Ponte Vecchio or the Old Bridge was built in the times of the Medici family and it was the only Florentine bridge that has survived the WW2 bombings. Still, it is one of the most amazing bridges and it is a real example of a fine architecture that is typical for the Renaissance.
5. Tower Bridge – England
This iconic bridge was built back in 1886 in London over the Thames River. The bridge has an amazing architecture. It took 8 years to be build this bridge. Its location, near the Tower of London has turned the bridge into one of the most famous British historical objects.
6. Alcantara Bridge – Spain
Often praised as “The Spanish bride”, this bridge was built between 104 and 106 CE by the Roman Emperor Trajan. The main goal of the bridge was to link Spain with Portugal.
7. Stari Most –Bosnia
Stari Most literately means the Old Bridge. It was built in 1556 by the Ottoman Turks after their invasion over the Balkans. The bridge crosses the river Neretva passing through the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
8. Pont des Arts – France
This Bridge was built in 1804 over the River Seine and it is still the only connection between Institute de France and the central square of the Louvre. The bridge has survived the WW1 and WW2 and nowadays it is another remarkable European bridge with a rich history behind it.
9. Rialto Bridge – Italy
This Venetian Bridge is one of the four amazing bridges that are built over the Grand Canal in Venice. This one was built by Antonio da Ponte in 1591 and ever since, it turned out to be an iconic bridge for Venice.
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