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26 Awe-Inspiring International Bridges

— March 19, 2009 — Art & Design
Bridges may be functional pieces of architecture, but they can also be incredible pieces of art.

This cluster highlights some of the most incredible bridges we've seen from around the world, including water-filtering bridges, bridges inspired by human handshakes, astounding architecture being erected for the London 2012 Olympics games, smog-reducing architecture and Ireland's “living” bridge.

Implications - Architectural pieces such as smog-reducing architecture and woven wood bridges can bring tourism to certain locations. If structures are extremely buzz-worthy and have a unique story to tell, people will go in an attempt to make a connection with the city itself as well as those who designed and built it. Unconventional architecture can be a great way to get tourism to any region and can be highly marketable.
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Bridging Gaps with Art & Relaxation
Bridging Gaps with Art & Relaxation
Ireland's "Living Bridge"
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Rome Bridge Overwhelmed by Tourists Due to Cult Novel
Rome Bridge Overwhelmed by Tourists Due to Cult Novel
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World's Longest Arch Bridge
World's Longest Arch Bridge
667 Meter Bridge in Dubai
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Public Aquatic Art
Public Aquatic Art
The Banpo Bridge Waterfall in Seoul
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Sundial Bridge
Sundial Bridge
Art Meets Architecture
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Corporate Sponsored Landmarks
Corporate Sponsored Landmarks
Golden Gate Bridge Seeks Sponsor
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Rolling Bridge
Rolling Bridge
Curls Itself into a Ball
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Windbelt Power
Windbelt Power
Bridge Collapse Inspires Third World Power Innovation
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Green Water Fronts
Green Water Fronts
Chicago Eco-Bridge
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Handshake-Inspired Bridges
Handshake-Inspired Bridges
The 'LM Project' in Denmark
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700 Simultaneous Camera Flashes
700 Simultaneous Camera Flashes
Improv Everywhere Celebrates Brooklyn Bridge
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1.6 Million Matches Makes Monument
1.6 Million Matches Makes Monument
Tower Bridge Matchstick Replica
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Boatlike Bridges
Boatlike Bridges
Brisbane's Shipshape Tank Street Structure
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Bridgevertising
Bridgevertising
Giant Oliver Kahn
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Smog-Reducing Architecture
Smog-Reducing Architecture
I-35 Bridge in Minneapolis Made of Cemstone
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Cardboard Bridges
Cardboard Bridges
Japanese Architect's Eco-Friendly Bridge in France
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Modern Bridges
Modern Bridges
Gateshead Millenium Tilting Bridge
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The Wind Tunnel Footbridge
The Wind Tunnel Footbridge
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Wal-Mart Art Museum
Wal-Mart Art Museum
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
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Great Wheel of China Nears Completion
Great Wheel of China Nears Completion
Tianjin Eye to be in Middle of Bridge
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London 2012 Olympic Architecture
London 2012 Olympic Architecture
Major Bridge Across River Lea
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Floating Architecture
Floating Architecture
Kenyan Hut of Stilts and Rope Bridges Makes For an Awesome Holiday
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Woven Wood Bridges
Woven Wood Bridges
Massive Load-Carrying Akkerwinde Bridge Made of Accoya
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Water-Filtering Bridges
Water-Filtering Bridges
China's Miyi Tower Will Clean River Below, Foster Cultural Arts Above
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Modern Rope Bridges
Modern Rope Bridges
Pedestrian Bridge Helps Chileans Cross the Highway
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Bridges as Architectural Wonders
Bridges as Architectural Wonders
9 Global Connectors
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