PICS: Extraordinary bridges of the world

Photo: Peter Hirth.
Photo: Peter Hirth.

Cape Town - We often don’t give bridges the acknowledgement they deserve.

These structures that take us to the other side, extending our travels and connecting us to more of the world, are often seen simply as man-made structures.

While bridges compose of many feats of engineering in the built-up world, there are also natural bridges, century-old bridges in the heart of nature, bridges that appear to be from a mystical world, and even designs that are functional works of art.

From a living root bridge in India and a bridge that rolls up in London, to an ancient Inca rope bridge in Peru and the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, these are some of National Geographic Travel’s World’s Most Spectacular Bridges.

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