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Stunning pedestrian bridges across the world

Last updated on: January 17, 2013 10:20 IST

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These pedestrian bridges offer mind blowing views and have innovative features making them architectural marvels and tourist hotspots.  Travel + Leisure magazine lists the world's most spectacular pedestrian bridges.

Take a look at some of the most stunning pedestrian bridges...

 

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The current bridge is 460 ft long and 230 ft above the river.

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Photographs: Courtesy,capbridge.com.

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Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia

Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 410 ft curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge in Malaysia. It is located 2,300 ft above sea level at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang on Pulau Langkawi, an island in the Langkawi archipelago in Kedah.

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Image: Langkawi Sky Bridge.
Photographs: Dilly Lama/Wikimedia Commons.

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BP Bridge, Millennium Park,Chicago

The BP Pedestrian Bridge is a girder footbridge in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, it opened along with the rest of Millennium Park on July 16, 2004.

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Image: BP Bridge, Millennium Park,Chicago
Photographs: Torsodog/Wikimedia Commons.

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Puente de la Mujer, Buenos Aires

Puente de la Mujer is a rotating footbridge for Dock 3 of the Puerto Madero commercial district of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It is a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge with an asymmetrical arrangement.

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Image: Puente de la Mujer.
Photographs: Norberto Kolus/ Wikimedia Commons.

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Walkway over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY

The Poughkeepsie Bridge is a steelcantilever bridge spanning the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie, New York on the east bank and Highland, New York on the west bank.

Built as a double track railroad bridge, it was completed on January 1, 1889, and started service on May 8, 1974.

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Image: Walkway over the Hudson.
Photographs: Courtesy, nysparks.com.

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Henderson Waves Bridge, Singapore

Henderson Waves is a 899 ft long pedestrian bridge. At 118 ft above Henderson Road, it is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore.

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Image: Henderson Waves Bridge.


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Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane, Australia

The Kurilpa Bridge is a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

The bridge connects Kurilpa Point in South Brisbane to Tank Street in the Brisbane central business district.

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Image: Kurilpa Bridge.
Photographs: Pulv/Wikimedia Commons.

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Rolling Bridge, London

The Rolling Bridge is a type of curling movable bridge completed in 2004 as part of the Grand Union Canal office and retail development project at Paddington Basin, London.

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Photographs: Leonard G/Wikimedia Commons.

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Infinity Bridge, Stockton on Tees, England

The Infinity Bridge is a public pedestrian and cycle footbridge across the River Tees in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees in the north east of England.

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Image: Infinity Bridge, Stockton on Tees, England.
Photographs: JohnYeadon/Wikimedia Commons.

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Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, Omaha

The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is a 3,000-feey footbridge across the Missouri River between Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska. It opened on September 28, 2008.

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Photographs: ApollyonMD/Wikimedia Commons.

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Hot Metal Bridge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Hot Metal Bridge is a truss bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that crosses the Monongahela River.

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Photographs: Ronald C. Yochum, Jr./Wikimedia Commons.

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Nesciobrug, Amsterdam

This suspension bridge connects IJburg, a new district on reclaimed land, to central Amsterdam and a lovely waterfront park.

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Photographs: S Sepp/Wikimedia Commons.

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The High Line, New York, NY

The High Line is a 1.6 km New York City linear park built on 2.33 km section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan.

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Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Gateshead, England

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne in England.
The award-winning structure was conceived and designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre and structural engineers Gifford.

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Image: Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
Photographs: Mike1024/Wikimedia Commons.

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Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, Australia

Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk is located at the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, in the South West region of Western Australia (Australia), 355 km south of Perth.

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Image: Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk.
Photographs: Tirin/Wikimedia Commons.

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Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, New Plymouth, NZ

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge is a pedestrian and cycleway bridge across the Waiwhakaiho River at New Plymouth in New Zealand. Its spectacular shape and setting make it a popular landmark.

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Image: Te Rewa Rewa Bridge.
Photographs: Andrew Smith/Wikimedia Commons.

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Liberty Bridge in Falls Park, Greenville, SC

The Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy is a pedestrian bridge in Greenville, South Carolina. The Liberty Bridge was completed in 2004.

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Image: Liberty Bridge in Falls Park.
Photographs: J. Eric Morris/Wikimedia Commons.

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The Bridge of Peace, Tbilisi, Georgia

The Bridge of Peace is a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge over the Kura River in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The bridge stretches 490 ft over the Kura River.

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Image: The Bridge of Peace.
Photographs: George Mel/Wikimedia Commons.

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Pedro e Ines Bridge, Coimbra, Portugal

The Pedro e Ines bridge is a footbridge opened in 2007 in the town of Coimbra in Portugal. It is designed by Cecil Balmond.

Spanning the Rio Modego, the 600 ft structure marks the city's first footbridge and has become locally known as the "bridge that doesn't meet." 

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Image: Pedro e Ines Bridge.
Photographs: CorreiaPM/Wikimedia Commons.

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Seonimgyo Bridge, Jeju Island, South Korea

Seonimgyo Bridge is an arch bridge on Jeju Island over Cheonjeyeon Waterfall that has seven nymphs carved on both sides.

The bridge is 420 ft in length, 256 ft in height and 13 ft in width.

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Image: Seonimgyo Bridge.
Photographs: Kevin Miller/ Wikimedia Commons.

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Esplanade Riel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Named in honor of Louis Riel, Esplanade Riel is a pedestrian bridge located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The Esplanade Riel is the only bridge with a restaurant in North America.

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Image: Esplanade Riel.
Photographs: Cayla/Wikimedia Commons.

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Tree Top Canopy Walk, Sabah, Borneo

An extension to the Tree Top Canopy Walkway made it one of the most spectacular walkway in Sabah, with multiple viewing platforms, spanning about 300 metres in length and stands at 26 metres at the highest point. 


Image: Tree Top Canopy Walk.
Photographs: Courtesy, borneonaturetours.com.

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