Top-10 List: Our Favourite Bridges from Around the World

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This list is our own personal top-ten bridges from around the world based on what we have seen and experienced in our travels. There are some iconic ones here, but also some that have made the list because of some significance for us.

[updated in 2018 with Ella’s 9-Arches Bridge]

1. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA

golden gate bridge

This icon of San Francisco is great to see up close. We walked across for the view from other side and marveled at the size of it.

2. Nine Arches Bridge, Ella, Sri Lanka

Nine Arches Bridge

Nine Arches Bridge, where we waited for over an hour, along with the many other tourists, for the train to come along, just for the opportunity for that iconic photo.

3. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Whenever we visit Sydney, we are drawn to the iconic harbour bridge, which crosses the harbour and ties the city together. The best way to see the bridge is from the water, on a ferry.

4. Puente Nuevo, Ronda, Spain

Puente Nuevo

Puente Nuevo spans a deep gorge in the middle to town

5. Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

Chapel Bridge Lucerne Switzerland

The KapellbrĂĽcke or Chapel Bridge is a covered wooden footbridge spanning the river Reuss in Lucerne, Switzerland.

6. Bixby Creek Bridge, Big Sur, California, USA

Bixby Creek Bridge Big Sur California

Bixby Creek Bridge, also known as Bixby Canyon Bridge, on the Big Sur coast of California, is one of the most photographed bridges in California.

7. Pont d’Avion (Bridge of Avion), Avion, France

Pont d'Avion France

This bridge is made famous from the nursery rhyme.

8. Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

This bridge has great dramatic statues all along the sides, and has some people selling some really interesting artwork. It is one of the most visited sights in Prague.

9. Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy

Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy

This famous Venice bridge got it’s name from the prisoners who were taken across this bridge and got their last look at beautiful Venice before being locked up in jail, and of course would have let out a great big sigh.

10. Snake Bridge, Angkor Wat, in Cambodia

Snake bridge Angkor Wat

We called it snake bridge, not sure about it’s correct name, if it has one. It was seen at Angkor Wat, in Cambodia. The bridge is lined with 54 demon gods and guardian gods, good and evil, each holding the body of a giant snake. Definitely worthy of our top 10!


* missing out on the top ten: London Tower Bridge, London millennium bridge, Friendship bridge between Thailand and Laos, Ottoman bridge in Assos Turkey, Brooklyn Bridge NY, Ponte Vecchio (old bridge) in Florence Italy.

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