We love bridges here at lookbridges, and what better way to showcase our appreciation for some of the worlds most impressive bridges than with a round-up of our favourites.
The Humber Bridge, United Kingdom
The Humber Bridge was completed and opened in 1981, and at the time held the claim to fame as the longest suspension bridge in the world. Although other bridges have since been built that are larger than this one, it still holds the title of the largest of its kind in the UK.
Severn Bridge, United Kingdom
The Severn Bridge was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1966 to serve as a vital link for this region’s mining industry. The mining industry unfortunately collapsed, however the bridge remains as strong as ever, even if it has been replaced by the Second Severn Crossing.
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Japan
This bridge was commissioned after two ferries sunk in the Akashi Strait and let to the deaths of 168 people in 1955. It is almost 4,000 meters long and took around 40 years to build, and it holds the title of the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world.
Millau Viaduct, France
The Millau Viaduct holds the title for being the tallest bridge in the world, this immense bridge is taller than the Eiffel Tower. It was designed in part by British Architect, Norman Foster and was opened in 2004.
Golden Gate Bridge, USA
This iconic bridge has been seen in countless films and is also one of the most photographed bridges in the world. Its signature red paint make it a stand out suspension bridge that is a must see.
Forth Bridge, United Kingdom
The Forth Bridge is a marvellous Scottish structure that crosses the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh. It is a cantilever railway bridge and it is considered by many as one of the greatest feats of engineering in the UK.