World's Most Iconic Bridges
Bridges have conquered civilizations, connected races and brought cultures into contact and conflict.
Tower Bridge, London, United Kingdom: A general view of Tower Bridge by night.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA: The space shuttle Endeavour, on top of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft or SCA, makes a pass over the Golden Gate Bridge before making its final landing in Los Angeles in San Francisco, California.
Pont Alexandre III, Paris, France: The Pont Alexandre III is the most extravagant and highly decorated bridge on the Seine. Built in 1900, Russia's Tsar Nicholas II laid the first brick at a time when France was courting Russia as an ally; it was named after the Tsar's father Alexander III.
Siyo-se-pol bridge in Isfahan, Iran: A general scenic view of the Siyo-se-pol bridge on the Zayandeh-Rood river in Isfahan, Iran.
Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Florence, Italy: A young woman with a flower in her hair stands across from the Ponte Vecchio bridge over the Arno river in Florence, Italy.
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia: The Sydney Harbour Bridge is seen before the lights are switched off for Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia.
A view of the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Glenfinnan, Scotland. Built by Sir Robert McAlpine between 1897 and 1901, the single track viaduct that is made up of 21 arches is considered to have been one of the largest engineering projects of its time. Today, it is still used by ScotRail and was recently used for scenes in three of the Harry Potter films
Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver, Canada: A scenic view of the city of Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge photographed from West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Teufelsbrücke, Switzerland: This is the bridge built by the devil, or so the local people believe. The Teufelsbrücke spans the Reuss River high up in the Swiss mountains in the canton of Uri.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: A sign warns tourists from proceeding from a lookout point over the Zambezi River below Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Called one of the world's seven natural wonders, Victoria Falls stretches 1708 meters, forming the world's largest waterfall.