if you ever wondered what makes a bridge look luxurious, I think it’s the panoramic views that it can offer, its history, & most of all, the way that it looks, especially at night. check out my top list of the most luxurious bridges in the world.
#5 The Wind and Rain Bridge, China
you can find this luxurious bridge in Sanjiang County of Guangxi Municipality. also known as the Chengyang Bridge, Yongji Bridge & Panlong Bridge, the Wind & Rain Bridge was built in 1912 by the Dong people. Dong people are a minority ethnic group in China. it is 64.4 meters long, 10.6 meters high & 3.4 meters wide.
why is it called the Wind & Rain? the Dong people believe that this bridge will protect them from the elements. it is 100 years old & it was build without a single nail. as you can see in the photo, the Wind & Rain is a combination of veranda, Chinese pavilion, corridor & bridge. it’s this combination that makes it luxurious.
The Wind and Rain Bridge, China
#4 Golden Gate Bridge, USA
this iconic symbol of San Francisco is made from steel & has a total lenght of 2.7 km. it was designed by Irving Morrow, Charles Ellis & Joseph Strauss & opened in 1937, with a height of 227.4 meters & a width of 27.4 meters. the construction of the Golden Gate took 4 years, with a cost of $27 million. can a bridge totally made from steel can look luxurious? this one can, especially at night.
Golden Gate Bridge, USA
#3 Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Italy
the Ponte Vecchio Bridge stands majestic over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy. it is a Medieval bridge made from stone. at first, the bridge was build in Roman tines, & then rebuilt in 1345, where it was designed by Taddeo Gaddi. Ponte Vecchio is 84 meters long & truly one of the most luxurious bridges in the world.
Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Italy
#2 Tower Bridge
if you thought this bridge will be on our world’s most luxurious bridges top list, you were right. this masterpiece was constructed by engineed Sir John Wolfe Barry & the architect Sir Horace Jones. they began the construction in 1886. the design was a bascule bridge having 2 towers on piers. after a year, Sir Horace Jones died, & the man which replaced him, George D. Stevenson, modified the design. he decided that the bridge should have a more ornate Victorian Gothic style, instead of the original brick facade design. the iconic symbol of London has a total lenght of 244 meters & it was opened to the public on June 30, 1894.
#1 Khaju Bridge
I decided that this will be the #1 from this top list. Khajy Bridge is located in the province of Isfahan, Iran. It was built in the 17th century, by Shah Abbas II, the Persian Safavid King. the bridge has 2 functions, it is both a bridge, & a dam. this luxurious bridge made from stone is 133 meters long & 12 meters wide and features 24 arches. Khaju Bridge can offer you panoramic view, so if you’re in Iran, I strongly recommend to go & visit.