Crossings to remember
Bridges are important landmarks. Some are known for being the longest, while others are famous for being beautiful and unusual. The Tower bridge, the Howrah bridge, the Sydney Harbour bridge are some of that we know of. However, there are more that not only have interesting designs and felicitate crossings that you will never forget.
The Devil’s Bridge in Kromlau, Germany was commissioned in 1860 by the knight of the town. This bridge is famous for its smart design as the reflection of a circle that forms on the river.
The Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan is also known as ‘the roller coaster bridge’. The nickname comes from the sudden drop in the bridge. This is one of the steepest bridges in the world.
The Gateshead Millennium Bridge on River Tyne in the UK is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge between Gateshead’s Quays arts quarter on the south bank, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. Due to its shape, it is nicknamed ‘Blinking Eye Bridge’ and the ‘Winking Eye Bridge’.
Magdeburg Water Bridge in Germany is the longest navigable aqueduct in the world. Previously, ships had to take a 7.4-mile detour and boat lift into the river to connect to two canals. However in 2003, the new concrete water bridge near Berlin changed all that and gave ships a water-filled crossing.
The Rolling Bridge is a type of curling movable bridge completed in 2004 at Paddington Basin, London. The bridge rolls up to allow boats to pass. Because of its shape and operation, the movement of this bridge is described as ‘curling’.