One of the mind-blowing things man has been able to do with the knowledge of engineering is in the area of bridges.
Most of these bridges are considering milestones and are a fundamental piece of the foundations of areas all throughout the planet. Check out some of these bridges that can be considered famous.
1. Ponte Vecchio
The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy. It is noted for the shops built along with it. Butchers, tanners, and farmers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewellers, art dealers, and souvenir sellers. It is the only Florentine bridge to endure WW2.
2. Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Its construction started in 1933 and ended in 1937. It was initially designed by engineer Joseph Strauss in 1917. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. This is one of the most famous vacation spots in San Francisco and California.
3. Millau Bridge
The Millau Viaduct is a multi-span cable-stayed bridge completed in 2004 across the gorge valley of the Tarn near Millau in Southern France. The design team was led by engineer Michel Virlogeux and English architect Norman Foster. The Millau Viaduct is a gigantic link remained street connect that traverses the valley of the waterway Tarn close to Millau in southern France. It is the tallest vehicular scaffold on the planet, with the most elevated arch’s culmination at 343 meters marginally taller than the Eiffel Tower.
4. Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become a world-famous symbol of London. As a result, it is sometimes confused with London Bridge, about 0.5 miles upstream. The bridge comprises two towers which are integrated at the upper level through two even walkways which are intended to withstand the powers of the suspended areas of the extension.
5. Charles Bridge
This is a popular stone Gothic extension that crosses the Vltava stream in Prague, Czech Republic. Charles Bridge is a medieval stone arch bridge and its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV and finished in the early 15th century. Currently, it is quite possibly the most visited sights in Prague.
6. Rialto Bridge
This bridge in Venice is the oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. The bridge connects the sestieri of San Marco and San Polo, it has been rebuilt several times since its first construction as a pontoon bridge in 1173 and is now a significant tourist attraction in the city. Its design was considered venturesome to the point that a few engineers anticipated a future breakdown.