10 of the world’s coolest pedestrian bridges

Posted by Gabrielle Jacobs on 3 December 2018 Tags:

Bridges big and small make our lives easier but the ones here will make your life that little bit more exciting. For a bit of adventure or brilliant city views, check out these 10 bridges from across the world.

The High Trestle Trail Bridge can be found in Madrid, Iowa. Image credit: Tony Webster.

 

1. Tree Canopy Walkway in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town

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This bridge is a favourite among locals and tourists; it offers great views of the botanical gardens and will take your Instagram following to greater heights.

 

2. Adventure Walk at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

 

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500 steps takes you to the top of the Durban’s Adventure Walk at this world-class stadium. If you’re not quite up to it, you can still enjoy great views if you reach the top by SkyCar.

 

3. Golden Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam

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This new bridge in the Ba Na Hills opened in June 2018 and has become an increasingly popular tourist destination. It looks like something out of a fantasy film, so why not join the adventurous? You’ll be in good hands.

 

4. Perry Cycle Bridge in Waikato, New Zealand

 

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Although not strictly a pedestrian bridge, this unmissable bright green bridge is a hit with local cyclists.

 

5. Ruyi Bridge in Chengdu, China

 

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The design of this curvy red bridge is inspired by the music of Chinese panpipes. By night, its upper viewing walkway looks like a fibre optic flower.

 

6. Helix Bridge in Marina Bay, Singapore

 

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The beauty of this bridge is not lost in the novelty of its design. A leisurely walk through this metallic double helix could be very philosophical indeed.

 

7. First Cliff Walk in Grindelwald, Switzerland

 

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Whatever the weather, this Swiss bridge takes you out onto the cliff edges for expansive mountainous views that are deep green and blue in summer, and frosty white in the cooler months.

 

8. Devil’s Bridge in Kromlau, Germany

 

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If the name doesn’t put you off, take a walk across this pretty arched bridge, or take a swim below.

 

9. Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

 

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This centuries-old bridge is still really popular, and there’s so much more to it than just getting to the other side: stroll down and take in the romantic city views from the Vltava river, add a love padlock to the many locks there already, or have a look at any of its 30 saintly statues.

 

10. Henderson Wave Bridge, Singapore

 

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This bridge with the look and feel of someone’s priceless deck view puts you right in the jungly tree tops at 33 metres and becomes an urban utopian fantasy.

 

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