Here are ten brilliant engineering feats that will boggle your mind!
Langkawi sky bridge
The Langkawi sky bridge is suspended 700 meters above sea level and is a pedestrian crossing 125 meters long.
Bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden
This bridge connects Denmark and Sweden and goes underwater at the end in order to let the ships go through. A true engineering marvel.
Colorado river bridge at the Hoover Dam
A huge achievement!
Danyang Kunshan Grand Bridge
This is the longest bridge in the world. It is over 100 kilometers and passes over a 6 kilometer stretch of water. Breathtaking.
This cable bridge spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in the south of France. The Millau Bridge allows motorists to travel over 1000ft above ground -pretty epic!
Living Bridges -northeastern India
These incredible bridges are grown by the local tribes-people, from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree. They do not rot, can cope with wet conditions and last for decades. As the roots mature the bridges grow in strength and apparently can carry up to 50 people at a time!
Aiguille du Midi Bridge
Cross here if you dare! This bridge at the apex of the French Alps is something to be seen. You reach it by cable car and it climbs 9200 vertical feet in just 20 minutes! It is at the summit of Aiguille du Midi, in the Mont Blanc area near the famous resort of Chamonix.
1000 year old Chinese Ming Bridge
1000 year old Yangmeizhou timber arch lounge bridge. These bridges have stood the test of time. They have lasted over 1000 years and are still used by locals today. There are about 100 of these wooden lounge bridges left in China, with most of them in the Shouning County of the Fujian province.