There are plenty of famous bridges in the world, but the following 13 are the best in my opinion. These monumental pieces of architecture took years to build, and there is no better way to experience them than by taking a stroll across. Don’t worry – the 7 mile bridge in the Florida Keys didn’t make the list.
13. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia
At 125 meters long, the Langkawi Sky Bridge may seem tame compared to other bridges on our list. Here’s what makes it anything but tame: it’s curved and supported by cables. The bridge is accessible by cable car, so take the ride up and enjoy the scenery. For more views check out this awesome photo blog from Amusing Planet.
12. The Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, Canada
Drawing over 800,000 visitors a year, the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver may be the scariest crossing on our list. The videos on there website support this claim, take a look for yourself.
11. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia
One of the two most iconic symbols in Sydney (the other being the Opera House), the Sydney Harbour Bridge is definitely worth the walk. You can even hike up and over the top of the bridge if you dare on the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, check out the 4 ways to the top here.
10. Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
Possibly the prettiest looking bridge on the list. Also one of the shorter ones for travelers who don’t want to break a sweat.
9. Tower Bridge, London England
Since the original London Bridge is located somewhere in America (true), you’ll have to cross the Tower Bridge. No complaints from us.
8. Hanging Bridge in Costa Rica
Into the Costa Rican jungle we go! This hanging bridge has some incredible surroundings; check out the tree tops of the canopy while you bounce around on this nature loaded walk.
7. Pont Du Gard Bridge in Provence, France
This bridge is an Ancient Roman aqueduct and today is one of France’s most popular tourist attractions.
6. The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
One of the most iconic (and unmistakable) symbols in the USA, the Golden Gate Bridge connects Marin County and San Francisco. The structure begs for photography – bring your camera.
5. The Chain Bridge, Hungary
The Szechenyi Chain Bridge spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest – the western and eastern sides of Budapest. Opened in 1849, it’s one of the most famous bridges in Europe.
4. The Great Mezquita Cathedral’s famous Roman Bridge
This bridge links the prayer hall with the Caliph’s palace at the Cathedral of Cordoba in Spain.
3. The Brooklyn Bridge, New York
Our favorite bridge in the USA is none other than the Brooklyn Bridge in New York – one of the oldest suspension bridges in the USA. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning over the East River. It’s a walk, but well worth it. Take a look at this article from Photogenic NYC for some of the best spots for photos.
2. Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo, Japan
The Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge crossing the Northern Tokyo Bay between Shibaura Pier and the Odaiba waterfront in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. There are gorgeous lamps placed on wires supporting the bridge, which are illuminated in different colors every night using solar energy obtained during the day. Too cool.
1. Burdah Rock Bridge, Wadi Rum, Jordan
Believe it or not, this picture actually does not capture the height of this bridge. Getting to the top takes quite a bit of effort, but it’s the gem of the area and one of our favorite bridges in the world. It’s easy to see why The Hiking Life has rated the Wadi Rum one of their top 100 classic hikes.
Which of these 13 bridges would you want to walk across the most? Sound off in our comments section below!