Elsa Sc S describes some Longest Footbridge In The World
Bridges are an important part of transportation infrastructure when it comes to rail and automobiles, but there’s also something magical about crossing a bridge on foot. From major traffic bridges to humble rope bridges, the world is full of structures that can be walked across. Here are some of the most amazing longest footbridge in the world that can all be crossed without the need for a car, train, or bike.
Peace Bridge, Calgary, Canada
Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, Calgary’s tubular Peace Bridge is a marvel of design, with a red and white motif patterned after the colors of the Canadian flag. Accessible to pedestrians and cyclists, the Peace Bridge first opened in 2012 to some controversy but has since become one of Calgary’s most beloved sights. It connects downtown Calgary to the community of Sunnyside, which is known for its restaurants and eclectic shops and one of the longest footbridge in the World.
Stari Most Bridge, Mostar, Bosnia
The name of this Bosnian bridge translates to the old bridge, an appropriate title given that it was built in the 1550s and designed by an apprentice of the famed Ottoman architect Sinan. The bridge was unfortunately destroyed in the 1990s during the Croat-Bosnian war but was completely rebuilt in 2004 by a coalition spearheaded by UNESCO. Today, the bridge is a highlight of any trip to Mostar, with its round arch connecting the city over the Neretva River.
Las Lajas Sanctuary, Colombia
Las Lajas Sanctuary is actually a beautiful neo-Gothic basilica and not a bridge, but one needs to cross a dramatic little footbridge to get to the building that’s nestled into a rocky cliff 150 feet (46m) over a gorge. The church is significant not just because of its architecture and remote location, but also because of the belief that the Virgin Mary has appeared as a vision to people at the site.
Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane, Australia
The Kurilpa Bridge won the World Transport Building of the Year of the World Architecture Festival in 2011, which is not a surprise, given its cool modern design. Open to both pedestrian and bicycle traffic, the bridge crosses the Brisbane River and gets its name from its connection to Kurilpa Point in South Brisbane. It is the world’s largest hybrid tensegrity bridge and is renowned for its strength and LED lighting system.
The Helix, Singapore
Designed to resemble a double helix DNA structure, The Helix Bridge, which opened in 2010, crosses Marina Bay in Singapore. Designed by Australia’s Cox Architecture, the pedestrian bridge is fitted with canopies to provide shade for those walking across, as well as viewing platforms so that pedestrians can stop and take in the famous Singapore skyline. The bridge is particularly striking at night when it’s lit up by a system of LED lights.
Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
One of Europe’s most renowned medieval bridges and the oldest bridge in Prague, the Charles Bridge was finished in 1402 after almost 50 years of construction. It connects Prague Castle with the old town of Prague, located on the other side of the Vltava River. Walking across the bridge is a treat, not only because it offers picturesque views of the city but because visitors can look at the 30 statues of saints that line the bridge. The Weekender