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The World’s Most Spectacular Bridges

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'The World’s Most Spectacular Bridges' have been revealed

The bridges to make ‘The World’s Most Spectacular Bridges’ list have been crowned by National Geographic Travel. 

There are 12 included from around world that are sure to have adventure-seekers, engineers, bikers and romantics checking them off their bucket lists. 

From the fairytale-esque Die Rakotzbrucke in Kromlau, Germany to the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy - would you pay these bridges a visit?

Die Rakotzbruck, Kromlau, Germany 

Nicknamed the ‘Devil’s Bridge’, the 19th century bridge is nestled in the fairytale setting of Kromlau Park. 

Commissioned by Friedrich Hermann Rotschke in 1860, the bridge has become a spectacle amongst the park’s visitors as its specific design creates a circle when its reflected in the water below. 

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The World’s Most Spectacular Bridges: Die Rakotzbruck, Kromlau, Germany

From the fairytale-esque Die Rakotzbrucke in Kromlau, Germany to the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy - would you pay these bridges a visit?

Rolling Bridge, London, England 

Paddington Basin isn’t like any ordinary office development in the capital. Created in 2004, Heatherwick Studio’s Rolling Bridge gives city commuters and tourists access to the Grand Union Canal. 

The bridge’s eerily quiet hydraulics were inspired by Stan Winston’s animatronic dinosaur tails from the film Jurassic Park, writes Caitlin Atherton for National Geographic. 

The bridge mimics a caterpillar unravelling after opening to let boat traffic through. 

Inca Rope Bridge, Akpurimac River, Peru

Known as Q’eswachaka, the bridge is among the last handwoven Incan bridges. 

It’s made of woven grass and spans a massive 118 feet, hanging 60 feet above the river. 

Every June, local bridge builders gather to untie the existing bridge and weave a new one out of local ishu grass. A traditional song and dance then takes place. 

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The World’s Most Spectacular Bridges: Rolling Bridge, London, England

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