THE BEST Bridges

Building a Mini Suspension Bridge

Building a Mini Suspension Bridge

Ouroboros ARQ loves to build miniature structures using full-size construction techniques. Their latest project is a scale version of a suspension bridge, complete with steel-reinforced concrete pillars, and dozens of meticulously-threaded wires to support its paved roadway and guard rails.

Under-bridge Trampoline

Under-bridge Trampoline

The guys from DD Squad are always doing crazy stunts, and this one is quite the spectacle. Watch as the daredevil squad and their friends Jesse Heffels, FaceTeam, and Greg Roe GTR perform flips, acrobatic tricks, and high dives from a trampoline they rigged under a massive stone arch bridge in Solkan, Slovenia.

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Making a Miniature Concrete Bridge

Making a Miniature Concrete Bridge

The Creative Construction Channel walks us through a truly impressive build – a pint-sized version of a concrete bridge that was built using similar construction techniques to the real deal, with steel bars serving as the support structure for the cement, as well as a paved surface for tiny cars and trucks to ride on.

LEGO Supercar Bridge

LEGO Supercar Bridge

After assembling the epic LEGO Bugatti Chiron model, The Brick Wall decided his supercar needed a superbridge to go with. He built this impressive roadway from over 32,000 pieces, over the course of 96 hours. He even included LED streetlights for night viewing.

A Sketchy Crossing

A Sketchy Crossing

From a distance, Siberia’s Vitim bridge doesn’t look so bad. But once Martin Remiš’ camera gets in close, we see just how iffy the one-lane river crossing looks, with its rickety wood planks and lack of any railings. This snowy bridge they crossed doesn’t look much better.

Clearing Snow from Bridge Cables

Clearing Snow from Bridge Cables

Next time you drive across a suspension bridge in the winter time, you can thank guys like these for keeping your ride safe. Watch and learn how technicians head to the top of the Port Mann Bridge in frigid British Columbia to remove ice and snow from its 288 cables.

Glass-Bottomed Bridge

Glass-Bottomed Bridge

Architects Haim Dotan designed this awe-inspiring bridge to float 984ft. above China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, offering up to 800 pedestrians incredible thrills as they look straight down to the bottom. Opens 10/2015.

Meixi Lake District Bridge

Meixi Lake District Bridge

Amsterdam/Beijing-based NEXT architects won the competition for the bridge for the revitalized Meixi Lake district in Changsha, China. The 150-meter-long bridge has a Möbius-inspired design, with multiple undulating paths for pedestrians.

Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge

Minneapolis artist HOTTEA livens up urban environments with words and designs made of yarn. On a recent trip to New York he adorned the pedestrian tunnel of the Williamsburg Bridge with a 2,000 thread rainbow. More pics here.

Rebuilding the Bay Bridge

Rebuilding the Bay Bridge

Since 2008, EarthCam has captured over 2 million images of the construction of the new Eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Watch as it goes from nothing to a fully-assembled roadway in four minutes.

Slow-Mo Bridge Demolition

Slow-Mo Bridge Demolition

The old bridge over Lake Marble Falls met its maker as the Texas DOT conducted a controlled demolition of the structure. Photographer Kirk Drummond captured the explosion in glorious 300fps slow-mo with a RED EPIC camera.

Dragon Bridge

Dragon Bridge

This incredible bridge in the city of Da Nang, Vietnam is shaped in the form of a massive 1860+ foot-long dragon. And yes, it actually breathes fire. Why don’t we get bridges like this here in the States?

Bay Bridge Lights

Bay Bridge Lights

The world’s largest LED sculpture is now live. The Bay Lights’ 25,000 LEDs form an ever-changing display that’s 1.8mi long and up to 500ft. high along the West Span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

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Bay Lights Project

Bay Lights Project

Tired of the Golden Gate getting all the attention, the Bay Lights Project will outfit one side of the San Francisco Bay Bridge with 25,000 LEDs to turn the landmark into the largest light sculpture yet.

Ribeira de Carpinteira Bridge

Ribeira de Carpinteira Bridge

A beautiful pedestrian bridge in Portugal’s city of Covilhã, JLCG Arquitectos’s wood-lined structure spans a distance of about 721 feet, providing a dramatic walk worth slowing down for.

Singapore Helix Bridge

Singapore Helix Bridge

While it’s doesn’t have twin helixes, Singapore’s Helix Bridge at Mariana Bay is equally dramatic, with its curved, fluid lines, covered with thousands of colorful LEDs for nighttime illumination.

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