World’s strangest bridges

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Most bridges have a simple mission: to efficiently transport people and vehicles from one point to another. But sometimes their existence takes us on weird turns! The way to get to the other side can be very strange, indeed.

Bridges have the ability to not only offer us passage between points but can also scare, amuse, and confound us on our journey. Here’s a look at the world’s strangest bridges.

A 125-metre long bridge above sea level at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang in Malaysia, which a height of approximately 800 meters from the ground. Curved, with double steel railings and located at the end of a cable car ride, the bridge is one of the island’s highlights. The safe bridge has two platforms where you can take in the stunning view and heights.

Langkawi Sky Bridge

The Moses Bridge is a submerged bridge in Fort De Roovere in the Netherlands. An unconventional and invisible bridge, entirely made of wood, which is not built over the water but underneath it. It is like a trench in a fortress that blends in with the landscape. It is not possible to see the bridge from a distance because the ground and the water come all the way up to its edge, but you can walk up to it like the Biblical story of Moses walking through the Red Sea.

Moses Bridge (photo: travellingfun)

This basalt stone bridge, also known as Devil’s Bridge, is located in Germany. It is a medieval looking bridge inside the largest park in Saxony, which is definitely an architectural attraction that turns the surrounding landscape into a piece of art.

Rakotz Bridge (photo: jkoziol.deviantart)

It is not an example of modern mechanical engineering but the result of the human being’s ability. The Shaharah Bridge in Yemen is 2,600 meters high, made of old stone, and built in the 17th century to fight against Turkish invaders.

Shaharah Bridge

  • The Root Bridge of Cherrapunji

In India, the bridges are not built but grown. In the northeastern part of the country, one of the wettest places in the world, you won’t find a bridge made of wood, stone or brick, but instead an old bridge grown from tangled roots. Many years ago, an Indian tribe learned how to make a rubber tree’s roots grow in the direction they desired. When the roots grow and reach the other side of the river, they take root in the soil. These bridges can be hundreds of feet long and extraordinarily strong to an extent that they can support the weight of fifty people at a time.

The root Bridge (photo: atlasobscura)