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Top 7 Bridges to Visit on Your Travel Bucket List

Top 7 Bridges to Visit on Your Travel Bucket List


For some people, bridges are merely for passing through the route in their everyday lives, but travelers find attractive bridges awe-inspiring. These artificial wonders should undoubtedly be included in must-see things on your bucket list. Taking social media-worthy pictures on magnificent bridges and bragging about it is no doubt one of the traveling goals most people have. Since the internet has taken over our time more than before, people get inspired to travel to places with beautiful structures and sceneries. 

Here are some of the most beautiful bridges globally that should be included in your bucket list.

#1 London Bridge 

Almost everyone has heard the song “London Bridge is Falling Down” well, it is based on this bridge. It was too small originally when it was built in the 1820s. In that era, vehicles were not common, and it was used for walking and traveling by buggy and horses. In 1968, London Bridge was bought by Robert McCulloch, who was also the founder of Lake Havasu. Now that it’s built to accommodate immense traffic and brings tourists worldwide to Lake Havasu. A village has been built near the bridge to enhance the tourist experience.

#2 Brooklyn Bridge

Known for representing American culture, Brooklyn Bridge stands tall connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River. It has been around since 1883, holding rich history and almost fourteen years to build. One thing that makes this bridge remarkable is that it was the world’s first steel suspension bridge built at that time. The creator of the bridge, John Augustus, died at the time of construction along with many other people. It offers a beautiful view of New York Skyline and accommodates 150,000 vehicles and pedestrians daily. While visiting Brooklyn, make sure to make the most out of the bridge and mesmerizing boutique hotels

#3 Sydney Harbor Bridge

After nine years of planning, this bridge came up on the map on 19 March 1932. It is the largest arch bridge globally and attracts tourists from around the world to admire its art. When you visit Sydney, you can walk or cycle across the bridge for breathtaking views. Being such a tall manufactured creation, it is almost 194 feet above the harbor of Sydney. Keeping the bridge looking top-notch requires 72,000 gallons of gray paint each year.

#4 Golden Gate Bridge

Being the most iconic bridge in the United States, it is easily recognizable for its orange color, making it stand out more. While you pass through the bridge, you can enjoy the view of beautiful cliffs. Connecting the city of San Francisco and the Country of Marin, it is one of the longest bridges in the world. Furthermore, sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge while the sun is setting on the Pacific Ocean offers an unforgettable experience none like others. 

#5 Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

This magnificent bridge spans an area of 24 miles, and it’s one of the longest bridges built over water. Made in the 1950s, it is surrounded mainly by water which offers breathtaking views. Located in the United States, this bridge cuts Louisiana in half. Known for its parallel structure where two similar spans run side by side, it overcomes the lengthy time to travel to nearby places. Like it cuts travel time from North Shore to New Orleans by a good thirty minutes.

#6 Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

This bridge is extraordinarily massive and unique in that it can be viewed from space. Its spans 17.6 miles and was built in April 1964. It took almost thirty years to build this bridge and tunnel. The primary purpose of its creation was to provide a shortcut route for people traveling between Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Chesapeake Bridge plays a vital role in the military, as it protected the U.S. navy during wartime. The tunnels were built to get the navy to a safer place without having to cross the bridge.

#7 Royal Gorge Bridge

If you are a fan of heights and depths, the Royal Gorge Bridge is the perfect place to travel. With an area that spans 10 miles, the bridge also has a theme park. Located in Colorado, this bridge is one of the world’s highest suspensions bridges. The adventure gets even more thrilling with exciting places surrounding the bridge. Attractions at the park offer rides like zip line, sky coaster, aerial gondolas, and much more.

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

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