Typically, only a few of the world's great bridges get much attention: the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate and the Tower Bridge, to just name three. But throughout the world there are incredibly designed structures — both old and new, small and large — worthy of fanfare. Scroll on to see the structures that truly connect form with functionality.
This was built in the 1st century AD, originally as an aqueduct to provide the nearby city of Nîmes (once known as Nemausus) with water. The three-story bridge was made with soft yellow limestone blocks and weighs a total of 50,000 tons.
Climb the cliffside steps of in the Basque region of Spain for a striking bridge experience by foot. The narrow 241-step path offers incredible ocean views, and the sound of waves crashing into rocks below provides a dramatic soundtrack to your adventure.
As the world's longest and highest glass bridge, the just opened to the public in August 2016. If the sight of dense forest 984 feet below isn't enough to excite you, you can also bungee jump and zip-line off the wall.
Also known as the Allahverdi Khan Bridge, serves as one of the "gates of entry" to Iran's third largest city, Isfahan. It was named after a general who oversaw its construction, which started in 1602.
Built in a moat constructed in the 17th century in the southwest of the Netherlands, leads to one of the area's fortresses, Fort de Roovere. There are several surrounding routes for cycling and hiking.
Spanning the El Tajo gorge of Ronda, a historic city in Spain, the was completed in 1793 after 40 years of construction. It was first proposed by King Felipe V in 1735 to improve an earlier bridge that was impossibly steep.
Singapore's was unveiled in 2008, and evokes the shape and movement of a wave. It is anchored by steel and Balau wood, which is only found in Southeast Asia.
The in Malaysia was built on Pulau Langkawi, which is an island in Malaysia's Langkawi archipelago. The suspended bridge is located at the end of a cable car ride that starts in the Machinchang mountain range's foothills.
This carries boats 126 feet over the Dee Valley in Northeast Wales. Hop in a boat and enjoy the scenery for 1,000 feet.
The in Gateshead, England is the world's only tilting bridge, meaning it can adjust its shape to allow a variety of boats to pass below.
LED lighting welcomes VIP guests visiting Dubai on the : Every year, Royal family members and other A-list guests use the bridge to access the racetrack for the Dubai World cup.
Crossing over the Sacramento River in Redding, California, the opened in 2004 and is actually a working sundial — one of the largest on Earth. However, it can only record time from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. because it makes such a large arc.
This is the only bridge in the world that has a single concrete mast supporting two curved tracks. The in São Paulo is 450 feet tall — equivalent to the 46th floor of a building at its highest point.
Stroll on a a beautiful bridge, constructed in 1914, as you cross over the , a natural wonder that attracts more than 2 million visitors to Oregon each year.
Spanning across the Big Sur coastline, is one of the highest bridges of its kind in the world, reaching 260 feet above a deep canyon.