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Top 10 Most Famous Bridges in The World

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Get inspired by the Visited App’s top 10 most visited bridges around the world list. The list is based on over one million travellers who use Visited to keep track of all the places they have visited. Download the Visited app today on iOS or Android for free to see how many bridges and other attractions you have been to. See the full list of the most famous bridges in the world below:

  1. 1) London Bridge, London, United Kingdom: the most famous and most visited bridge in the world is the London Bridge. Famous in the song ‘London Bridge is Falling down’, due to its reconstruction over the years, it was said that it was falling down as it could not handle the traffic and was sinking. The bridge is used to cross the River Thames. It was originally built over 2,000 years ago, by the Romans in 43 A.D. The current London Bridge was opened in 1971, it was built in the same manner as the Egyptian pyramids with sand mounds beneath each arch to profile the original bridge arches.
  1. 2) Tower Bridge, London, United Kingdom: is the 2nd most visited bridge in the world is also found in London, less than a kilometer away from London Bridge. It is a suspension bridge that was built between 1886 and 1894. Today you can visit the Bridge’s iconic structure, Victorian Engine rooms, and how the Bridge is raised. It is a recognisable London landmark that no visitor can miss.
  2. 3) Brooklyn Bridge, New York, United States: is the 3rd most popular bridge in the world. It was built in the 19th century and was the first bridge to use steel for cable wires. The suspension bridge crosses the East River connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan. Today, the bridge is often depicting the New York Skyline, and visitors can cross it by foot or car for stunning views of the city.
  3. 4) Gold Gate Bridge, San Francisco, United States: is a suspension bridge made in the style of Art Deco. It is a one mile long (1.6KM) and is connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. You can cross it by car or bicycle. At the time of opening in 1937 it was the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world. Not trip to San Francisco, goes without spotting this bridge.
  1. 5) Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy: is one of 4 pedestrian bridges found on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It is connecting the district of San Marco and San Polo. Originally constructed in 1173 has been rebuilt several times. The architect of this bridge was Antonio Da Ponte, who was competing against Michelangelo and Palladio for this contract.
  1. 6) Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy: Ponte Vecchio is the 6th most popular bridge in the world. It is found in Florence and crosses the Arno River. It is medieval stone with shops on top of the bridge, while originally it was a place for butchers, leather artists and farmers, currently it is occupied primely with jewelers, souvenirs and art dealers.
  2. 7) Millennium Bridge, London, England: is the 3rd most visited bridge in London, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians to cross the River Thames. It is linking Bankside and City of London, it opened in 2000 however, had to close for 2 years due to an issue with its stability, making it one of the youngest bridges to be on the top bridges list.
  3. 8) Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic: Charles Bridge is the main bridge in Prague, and was the only way to cross the Vlatava River, until 1841. It is built in the medieval stone arch by King Charles IV and was finished in the early 15th century. Visitors often cross it to get between the old town and Prague’s castle. Visitors crossing the bridge will be delighted to see 30 mostly Baroque statues which is in style with the Gothic bridge.
  4. 9) Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice, Italy: Is the 2nd most visited bridge in Venice, Italy. Also known as Bridge of Sighs, is an enclosed bridge. Made of white limestones, the bridge passes between the New Prison and the interrogation rooms in Doge’s Palace.
  1. 10) Pont Neuf, Paris, France: Is the most visited bridge in Paris, which is surprising that it is only in the 10th place, and even more surprising that the Pont Alexandre III did not make it to the top 10 list! Pont Neuf is the longest standing bridge that crosses the Seine River. It was the first bridge to allow access the Île de la Cité and Place Dauphine in the center. It was commissioned by Henri IV.

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