8 most impressive and beautiful bridges from around the world. According to National Geographic.
Bridge Kesvachaka, Peru
Bridge Kesvachaka – is built by hand the collective efforts of a suspension bridge made of plant fibers, construction tradition which lasts for 600 years. Kesvachaka bridge itself is a part of the Inca road.
Every June, during an update of the bridge each group of neighborhood residents produces up to 70 meters of rope, raw materials for which are harvested in advance. When the fibers are dried grass starts braiding ropes. weaving equipment is transferred to the inherited and remains unchanged families. During this process, the Indians carry out various rituals, which are turning to local spirits and mountain defenders. Updating the bridge takes 3 days, and on completion of the works are organized dances with music and old songs.
Manufacturing technology and rituals of the annual updates 28-meter suspension bridge Kesvachaka (Q’eswachaka), connecting the two sides of the gorge the Apurimac River in the southern Andes, are included in the list of cultural and intangible heritage of UNESCO.
Bridge Dingbu Bridge
The next bridge is located in China. It connects the shore Tuotszyan River in the ancient city of Phoenix. He reminds piano keys and is used more as a tourist attraction.
Folding Bridge in London
It is a steel pedestrian drawbridge original design, thrown over the Grand Union Canal near Paddington in London.
According to the creator, the majority of bridges in the dilution of look like broken; their task is Thomas Heatherwick seen in the fact that an ordinary, unremarkable at first sight the object suddenly becomes something amazing, spectacular.
In mixed by (unfolded) state of the bridge has a length of 12 meters.
Bridge of Sighs in Venice
This is the name of one of the bridges in Venice through Canal Palace – Rio de Palacio.
Bridge of Sighs was built by Antonio Conti in 1602 and is decorated in the Baroque style. The bridge connects the building of the Ducal Palace, which houses the courtroom and the prison building. “Sighs”, from which takes the name of this bridge – this is not the sighs of lovers, and the sad sighs of prisoners who, passing in custody on the covered bridge, the last time throwing a glance at Venice.
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge in the US city of San Francisco – one of the most famous bridges in the world . A favorite of the movies and TV shows, the Golden Gate remained the largest suspension bridge in the world and is the most popular place in suicides in the world.
Living bridges in India
We go to the town of Cherrapunji area in the north-east of India, which is located at an altitude of 1300 meters and is considered the wettest place on Earth. Here, for “growing” bridges using kauchukonocnogo roots of ficus. The process of “building” lasts 10-15 years. Living bridges can reach a length of 30 meters and can withstand the weight of more than 50 people.
The longest suspension footbridge in the world
It is in Switzerland, at an altitude of about 80 meters above the ground and connects the towns Grächen and Zermatt in the canton of Valais. The bridge is 494 meters. Of course, we have about him more detailed story.
Bridge Rakottsbryuke, Germany
Rakottsbryuke bridge – it’s an amazing, shrouded not only old, but also modern superstitions, the construction is the main attraction of the Saxon town of gablenz, and it is located in the palace Kromlau landscaped park, broken in 1844 by Herman Friedman Rotshke on Lake Rakoczy.
When the water level is at a certain level, then teufelsbrücke and its reflection create a picture of a perfect circle.
History of the bridge began not so long ago, just something in the nineteenth century, when in 1860 the park was brought from Switzerland basalt mountains to create in him basalt rocks and Devil’s Bridge, which then so is not called. Basalt had to fight in another country.