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45 Boundary-Breaking Bridges

Suspended Skylines From Criss Crossed to Zig Zag

— August 24, 2011 — Eco
London Bridge may be falling down, but these 45 incredible mind-blowing bridges are alive and well. Aside from their obvious practical function, bridges are often exquisite artistic displays that add character to a city and attract myriads of tourists for the majestic views they offer. Connecting landscapes divided by bodies of water both large and small, these superb structural masterpieces are only getting grander and more physically astounding as advanced construction technology continues to take unconventional designs into the realm of possibility.

While ancient bridges across the world are celebrated as historic monuments, modern bridges are celebrated as architectural wonders of the world that will go down in history for their innovative design concept and longstanding structure.

Implications - Modern architecture is becoming increasingly unique as technology expands the possibilities for design. The construction of unconventional and innovative structures attracts tourists to destinations that may not have been popular without them, and serve as a mark of mankind's progression.
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Vermin Viaducts
Vermin Viaducts
European Cities Build Bridges for Mice at the Cost of Over $290,000
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Bridging Gaps with Art & Relaxation
Bridging Gaps with Art & Relaxation
Ireland's "Living Bridge"
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Scenic Skywalks
Scenic Skywalks
The Carolyn Garcia Walkway Concept Definitely Stands Above the Crowd
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Butter-Covered Bridges
Butter-Covered Bridges
Guangzhou Turns Fatty Food Into Life-Saver by Slipping Up Suicide Attempts
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Glowing Green Bridges
Glowing Green Bridges
A Gridded Walkway by Jacques Ferrier Architects
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40
Crafted Paper Bridges
Crafted Paper Bridges
Shigeru Ban Built a River-Spanning Bridge Out of 281 Cardboard Tubes
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Ballooning Bridges
Ballooning Bridges
The Tower Bridge Interrupted by Disney-Pixar's 'UP' Film Stunt
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Breathtaking Bridgetography
Breathtaking Bridgetography
'Suir Bridge' by Paddy McGrath is a Gorgeous Yet Surreal Shoot
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Red Ribboned Bridges
Red Ribboned Bridges
Pedestrian Footbridge by Bernard Tschumi and Hugh Dutton Associes
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Handshake-Inspired Bridges
Handshake-Inspired Bridges
The 'LM Project' in Denmark
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Whimsical Walkways
Whimsical Walkways
The Pasarela del Postiguet Bridge Brings a Modern Edge to an Old City
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Futuristic Flora Bridges
Futuristic Flora Bridges
The Urban Reforestation Project Aims to Make Kuala Lumpur Greener
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Boatlike Bridges
Boatlike Bridges
Brisbane's Shipshape Tank Street Structure
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Triple Pathway Bridges
Triple Pathway Bridges
Progettospore Design Offers a Twisted Pedestrian Pathway in Italy
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Blue-Lit Bridges
Blue-Lit Bridges
The Infinity Bridge Lighting by Speirs and Major Associates
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Floating Isle Sculptures
Floating Isle Sculptures
The 'Is Land' Installation is Lost After Someone Cut the Strings
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Mini-City Bridges
Mini-City Bridges
The Paik Nam June Media Bridge is a Self-Sufficient Mega-Structure
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Traffic-Slowing Structures
Traffic-Slowing Structures
Twelve Bridges Designed by Drost and Van Veen Architects
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Cardboard Bridges
Cardboard Bridges
Japanese Architect's Eco-Friendly Bridge in France
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LED Architecture
LED Architecture
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Living Bridges
Living Bridges
Cherrapunji's Root Passageways Prove Eco Design Isn't New
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Modern Bridges
Modern Bridges
Gateshead Millenium Tilting Bridge
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Warped Bridge Screenshots
Warped Bridge Screenshots
Clement Valla's Postcards from Google Earth Series Shows a Magical World
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Turbine-Covered Bridges
Turbine-Covered Bridges
The Solar Wind Concept Hopes to Modernize an Old Italian Highway
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Streamlined Riverside Structures
Streamlined Riverside Structures
The Project Eco Link Building Bridges City and Nature
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Car-Powered Bridges
Car-Powered Bridges
The Cross-Wind Bridge Creates Power from Auto Speeds Below
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DNA Bridge Designs
DNA Bridge Designs
Singapore Unveils Its Double Helix Bridge
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Floating English Footbridges
Floating English Footbridges
‘High Tide Street' from James Gardener is a Cultural Hub
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Giant LEGO Bridges
Giant LEGO Bridges
Australian Team Create 46-Foot Freestanding Bridge
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Zig-Zagging Bridges
Zig-Zagging Bridges
The Trestles Beach Footbridge Takes Surfers to the Surf
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Sculptural Pavilion Overpasses
Sculptural Pavilion Overpasses
The Lens Bridge Offers Exciting Entertainment
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Bridge Homes
Bridge Homes
Stanley Saitowitz Creates a Ravine-Crossing Abode
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Undulating Double-Layer Bridges
Undulating Double-Layer Bridges
The WXY Nanhe River Landscape Bridge is a Functional Work of Art
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Revolutionary Water Roads
Revolutionary Water Roads
Falkirk Wheel Bridges Gap From Edinburgh to Glasgow
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Criss-Crossing Footbridges
Criss-Crossing Footbridges
The Nanhe River Landscape Bridge is a Wonderfully Creative Walkway
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Glowing Squiggle Bridges
Glowing Squiggle Bridges
The Pedestrian Walkway in Telok Blangah Hill Park in Singapore
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Fantasy Bridges
Fantasy Bridges
OFF Architecture's Surreal Entry for Bering Strait Connection
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Woven Wood Bridges
Woven Wood Bridges
Massive Load-Carrying Akkerwinde Bridge Made of Accoya
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Rollercoaster Architecture
Rollercoaster Architecture
The Escalator in the Umeda Sky Building Looks Like a Space RIde
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Modern Rope Bridges
Modern Rope Bridges
Pedestrian Bridge Helps Chileans Cross the Highway
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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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Skybridge Buildings
Skybridge Buildings
Steven Holl Architects' Mixed Used Complex Connects in Every Way
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Abridged Abodes
Abridged Abodes
Bridge Homes, Like those by H3ar, Let You Live on the Water
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Dynamic High-Density Architecture
Dynamic High-Density Architecture
The CPSU Sky District Concept Encourages Circulation
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Architectural Hiking Trails
Architectural Hiking Trails
The National Tourist Routes of Norway are Breathtaking
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