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Prague, Czech Republic Stone, old, and impressive. The Charles Bridge in Prague crosses the Vltava River in all its Gothic glory. What started in 1357 as a major construction project ended in the early 1400s with a 2,037-foot stone arch bridge connecting Old Town to the Prague Castle area in the Lesser Quarter with 16 arches and an additional 30 decorative statues.    - PopularMechanics.com

From old stone spans to sweeping modern suspensions, bridges have a way of wowing us.

Prague, Czech Republic – Prague is magical any time of year. The city’s bridges and stunning architecture make summer a particularly charming time to pay a visit. What could be better than wandering in and out of museums and beer gardens on a crisp, blue-sky day? Temperatures average in the low 70s. You may catch a rain shower or two, so be sure to pack a light sweater and shoes you don’t mind getting caught in a drizzle. With a daily backpacker index of $45 a day, it remains one of the…

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Shanghai, China The Nanpu Bridge features an impressive seven-lane, 2,500-foot cable-stay component over the Huangpu River. But honestly, it's the four miles of bridge that doesn't cross the river that offers the most intrigue. A circular elevated approach stretches from land and wraps up, bringing vehicles to the height of the crossing in the midst of the heavily congested downtown Shanghai.   - PopularMechanics.com

The World's 20 Most Impressive Bridges

Shanghai, China The Nanpu Bridge features an impressive seven-lane, 2,500-foot cable-stay component over the Huangpu River. But honestly, it's the four miles of bridge that doesn't cross the river that offers the most intrigue. A circular elevated approach stretches from land and wraps up, bringing vehicles to the height of the crossing in the midst of the heavily congested downtown Shanghai. - PopularMechanics.com

North Vancouver, British Columbia  Next door to the historic Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Cliffwalk opened in 2011 with 700 feet of bridge hanging off a cliff about 230 feet above a canyon. The bridge can handle 100,000 pounds of weight while anchored to the cliff's walls. To make the natural Capilano River canyon even more impressive, sections of the Cliffwalk feature glass-bottom walkways. Not for the faint of heights.   - PopularMechanics.com

The World's 20 Most Impressive Bridges

North Vancouver, British Columbia Next door to the historic Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Cliffwalk opened in 2011 with 700 feet of bridge hanging off a cliff about 230 feet above a canyon. The bridge can handle 100,000 pounds of weight while anchored to the cliff's walls. To make the natural Capilano River canyon even more impressive, sections of the Cliffwalk feature glass-bottom walkways. Not for the faint of heights. - PopularMechanics.com

Tower Bridge

The 20 Most Impressive Bridges in the World

LondonTower Bridge opened in 1894 on the east side of London after an eight-year project to construc.

The new Bay Bridge East Span, a $6.4 billion project, replaced a seismically unstable bridge. It has the world's largest self-anchored suspension span, a 2,047-foot span anchored by a single 525-foot-tall tower that holds a single mile-long main cable containing 17,399 steel wire strands.

The World's 20 Most Impressive Bridges

The new Bay Bridge East Span, a $6.4 billion project, replaced a seismically unstable bridge. It has the world's largest self-anchored suspension span, a 2,047-foot span anchored by a single 525-foot-tall tower that holds a single mile-long main cable containing 17,399 steel wire strands.

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The 20 Most Impressive Bridges in the World

Bordeaux, FranceThe longest vertical-lift bridge in Europe, at feet, has the architectural fea.

Singapore Inspired by the shape of DNA, the Helix Bridge offers Singapore pedestrians 918 feet of architectural intrigue and artistic expression. The bridge in Marina Bay uses multiple styles of steel to curve and sweep, opening up at five points for viewing platforms. The steel tubes serve as the visual spectacle. If straightened and laid end to end, they would stretch 7,380 feet.   - PopularMechanics.com

The World's 20 Most Impressive Bridges

Singapore Inspired by the shape of DNA, the Helix Bridge offers Singapore pedestrians 918 feet of architectural intrigue and artistic expression. The bridge in Marina Bay uses multiple styles of steel to curve and sweep, opening up at five points for viewing platforms. The steel tubes serve as the visual spectacle. If straightened and laid end to end, they would stretch 7,380 feet. - PopularMechanics.com

Japan The longest suspension bridge in the world measures 12,800 feet across. It opened in 1998 after 12 years of construction. The three-span bridge crosses the Akashi Strait with 190,000 miles of wire cabling the roadways from the two towers. Bridge design had to account for earthquakes, high winds, and harsh sea currents crashing against the towers.

The 20 Most Impressive Bridges in the World

JapanThe longest suspension bridge in the world measures feet across. It opened in 1998 after.

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