National Geographic Tour of Interesting Bridges Around the World

National Geographic have published “The World’s Most Spectacular Bridges“, a list of 12 amazing bridges from around the world. The list contains newer bridges like the Heatherwick Studio’s Rolling Bridge as well as bridges that are hundreds of years old like an Inca rope bridge that is 500 years old. Below are 6 of our favorite of the collection.

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The Living Root Bridge is made from living, grounded tree roots so that it is not washed away by floods.

Photograph by Alex Treadway

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Kayak beneath the Bridge of Sighs to see its 17th-century limestone mascarons, ornately carved masks meant to ward off evil spirits.

Photograph by joe daniel price, Getty Images

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A traditional dingbu bridge, made of cut and sunken stones, stretches across the Tuojiang River in China’s Phoenix Ancient Town.

Photograph by Paul Rushton, Alamy Stock Photo

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Q’eswachaka, one of the last surviving Inca rope bridges, has spanned 124 feet across the Akpurimac canyon for more than 500 years.

Photograph by Wigbert Röth, Getty Images

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Commissioned by Friedrich Hermann Rötschke in 1860, Rakotzbrücke’s perfect parabola and basalt spires make it a legendary “devil’s bridge.”

Photograph by Peter Hirth, Redux

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At 1,620 feet long, the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Zermatt is the longest suspension footbridge in the world.

Photograph by GFC Collection/Alamy Stock Photo

February 2, 2018