11 unusual bridges

The bridge should solve the problem as a standard - to help people cross from one bank to another, and aesthetic - to be cultural monument of the city.

11 unusual bridges

In the Netherlands, Leeuwarden in the city built a bridge "Slauerhoff". This structure is automatically lifting its size in length and width of 15 meters.

11 unusual bridges

From an architectural point of view of the bridge is notable for the fact that the reference point is not under the road surface, it is located on pylons on one side of the bridge. Phase of the "discovery" of the bridge is very short, so it is suitable for two intersecting traffic - road and water.

11 unusual bridges

The lower part of the bridge is painted in the colors of the emblem and flag of Leeuwarden. The bridge is named in honor of the writer and poet J. Slauerhoff'a.

11 unusual bridges

"Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge" is the only bridge in the world, supports which form the shape of the letter H.

11 unusual bridges

The height of the cross formed - 137.16 meters. The bridge is equipped with LED lighting for spectacular evening show.

11 unusual bridges

X-shaped bridge is located in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo.

11 unusual bridges

"Banpo Bridge" is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the bridge, which is the world's longest fountain "Moon Rainbow" (1140 meters). The bridge connects the two banks of the Han River in the South Korean city of Seoul. In order to pump water for the fountain installed 10,000 powerful pumps, which operate over the entire length of the bridge on either side. Rate of pumping water from the river is 190 tons per minute. Immediately after the construction of the bridge has become a major tourist attraction in Seoul.

11 unusual bridges

By the way, this bridge is not only beautiful but also environmentally friendly because All water used in the fountain, swings out of the river on which the bridge. This is a standard principle of operation of the fountain.

11 unusual bridges

The so-called "Y-Bridge" or "Triple Bridge" in the world abound. But they all have a bearing. And here at the foot of the bridge "Kikki" in Japan there is no support. He is a triple suspension bridge.

11 unusual bridges

The bridge was built in 1991.

11 unusual bridges

He was made a Y-shaped in order to not have to bypass the pond on either side. And since there is a golf club, visitors to the area quite a lot

11 unusual bridges

The original pedestrian bridge "Helix" is located in Singapore and is 280 meters in length. At night the bridge is illuminated next to the lights that highlight the double helical structure, thus creating an interesting visual effect to the public. Color the letters C, G, and T on the bridge, which also glow at night is a way of four DNA bases (cytosine, guanine, adenine, thymine).

11 unusual bridges

The bridge also serves as a gallery, where the children's paintings and drawings on display for public viewing. On the bridge there are four viewing platforms are located in leading places that provide stunning views of Singapore.

11 unusual bridges

In Singapore, there is another interesting pedestrian bridge "Henderson Wave Bridge", which resembles a wave.

11 unusual bridges

The total length of the bridge is 274 meters. He is considered the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore.

11 unusual bridges

"Henderson Wave Bridge" was created out of thousands of wooden planks and modern building materials, which create a "snake" effect.

11 unusual bridges

In Amsterdam, there is also a bridge that resembles a snake. "Pythonbrug" - Bridge python, for 10 years pleases the eye with residents of Amsterdam. It connects the island of Borneo to the mainland.

11 unusual bridges

Currently, only pedestrians and cyclists can cross the river using the bridge.

11 unusual bridges

It is fixed more than 2,000 miniature light bulbs, which make it particularly delightful bridge at night. "Pythonbrug" has been featured in several film, like in the movie "James Bond. Diamonds Are Forever. "

11 unusual bridges

"Langkawi Sky Bridge" - Bridge of Heaven, located in Malaysia on the island of Langkawi. The bridge is only 125 meters, but the height above sea level as much as 700 meters. Surprising is the fact that the bridge is fixed only on one column.

11 unusual bridges

To stabilize the designs devised a system of cables that are installed on the adjacent rocks. From the bridge magnificent, breathtaking mountain views, green jungle, the Andaman Sea and islands. Since the bridge is curved, it is a point where the illusion is created by an absolute free-floating over the abyss. Convenient triangular platforms located along the edges of the bridge, provide places for recreation. So you can relax, to assess the beauty of nature and an incredible display of engineering. "Sky Bridge" was built in 2005. It's really impressive!

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"Gateshead Millennium Bridge" - Millennium Bridge, Northern England. The authors of the bridge project - architects Wilkinson Eyre, and, their design won the competition, which in 1996 declared the City Council of Gateshead. The task of the architects was to create and build a pedestrian and bicycle bridge that would not have prevented large ships to pass through the River Tyne. Built the first bridge in the world "tilt" the bridge.

11 unusual bridges

The basis of the bridge - two steel arches. When the bridge is approaching the high ship, unable to pass under the horizontal part of both the arch as a whole are rotated 40 ° around an axis. Turn lasts no more than 4.5 minutes. During this maneuver the bridge earned the nickname "winking eye".

11 unusual bridges

The bridge connecting the two banks of the River Mur in Graz (Austria), was built in 2003, and its appearance must architect from New York, Vito Acconci. Rather, it is not just a bridge, a bridge with the "island" in the middle of the river, hence the name - Aiola Island.

11 unusual bridges

In this bizarre "bridge - the island" is a trendy bar, coffee shop, as well as the playground for those wishing to soak up the sun.

11 unusual bridges

At night the entire artificial island beautifully illuminated and create a unique atmosphere.

11 unusual bridges

"Rolling Bridge" - Bridge consists of eight triangular sections, which can be folded toward the shore by means of hydraulic pistons.

11 unusual bridges

When the bridge is located in the unfolded state, it resembles an ordinary footbridge made of steel and wood. To allow passage of small boats, the bridge collapses into a circle. The length of the bridge only 12 meters, but in cities such as London, where the canal system is quite extensive, "Rolling Bridge" - the best way out.