Famous Bridges in the World
This famous bridge is located in East London and crosses the River Thames. What is it called?
- Often confused as London Bridge, this bridge is nearby the Tower of London and was built by the architect Horace Jones.
What is the name of this suspension bridge, painted bright red and stretching 8,980 feet in total?
- This bridge soars over the Golden Gate, the strait that provides its name, which connects the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It is also one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
During construction from 1869 to 1883, this hybrid cable-stayed and suspension bridge in New York was the first to employ steel for the cable wiring. What is it called?
- This impressive waterfront bridge is one of an impressive 789 bridges and tunnels in New York City. Brooklyn Bridge also has a nuclear bunker under one of the arches, and claimed the lives of at least 20 workers during its building.
Venice is a city built around canals, and so it has many bridges to help people get around. But can you name the oldest of the four main bridges that span the Grand Canal?
- This stone arch bridge is the oldest in Venice, with construction ending in 1591, and remains in use as a pathway and popular tourist attraction. It connects the sestieri of San Polo and San Marco.
This massive structure spans 2,460 meters and is a record-breaking cable-stayed bridge in Southern France. Rising 19 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower, can you name this bridge?
- The Millau viaduct is the longest cable-stayed bridge deck in the world, with seven pillars keeping it aloft and crossing the River Tarn. It is also known as the Bridge in the Sky.
Completed in 1345 and recognized as an amazing engineering feat during the Middle Ages, and one of the few that has shops and dwellings still atop it, can you name this bridge that is located in Florence?
- Crossing the Arno River, you can access both halves of Florence thanks to this bridge, which also includes two terrace areas for great river views as you wander from the Centro Storico to the other side.
Do you know the name of this red cantilever railway bridge located near Edinburgh, Scotland, that is still used by trains heading to and from Fife?
- One of the three bridges that span the Firth of Forth and opened in 1890, this iconic Scottish bridge is still used by the modern rail lines of the UK's train system.
Can you identify this enclosed Venitian limestone bridge, complete with stone barred windows, and connecting the Doge's Palace and its historic interrogation rooms with the New Prison on the other side of the Ria di Palazzo?
- Lord Byron described this bridge in 1812 by penning the immortal words "I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs; a palace and a prison on each hand." It was supposedly named for the distressed sighs of prisoners who traversed it.
This is a pedestrian-only bridge in London that links the Tate Modern with St. Paul's Cathedral, spanning the Thames. What is it called?
- Completed in the year 2000, this was the first brand-new bridge to be constructed over the London Thames in over 100 years. The Millennium Bridge has also been featured in many film projects, including "Guardians and the Galaxy" and "Run Fatboy Run".
What is the name of the longest ocean-crossing bridge in the world, located in Jiaxing, China, and stretching 36,000 meters across a body of water on the country's eastern coast?
- This bridge is an important component of the East Coast Superhighway in China, which connects Ningbo and Cixi county to Jiaxing, shortening the journey significantly.