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					Famous Bridges from Around the World

A bridge is a structure built to span a valley, road, body of water, or other physical obstacle, for the purpose of
providing passage over the obstacle. Designs of bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge, the
nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed, the material used to make it and the funds available to
build it.

Most often bridges make us wonder how technology made possible their construction. They are a
means of getting from one point to another but although we walk or drive on them (almost) daily, we
don’t always stop to admire them.

Many bridges made history because of their uses, locations and popularity. Some of the most famous
bridges in the world can be either walked across or climbed and some are open for the pedestrians for
special occasions only.

Most of these bridges are also regarded as landmarks and are a vital part of the infrast ructures of
regions around the world. Some have even become city icons because of their influence and
engineering wonder. Below is a list of the most famous bridges in the world.

                                      Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey

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             Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, USA

               Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary

                Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey

            Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA

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            Jacques Cartier Bridge, Montreal, Canada

                 Kintai Bridge, Iwakuni, Japan

                 Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

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                   Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

            Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia

                Tower Bridge, London, England

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