Bridges are a necessity in many cases, a way to get from point A to point B when a body of water is in the way. But like any other architectural structure, they can be beautiful, creative and interesting. People often travel to see specific bridges because they’re so well known. This week’s Travel Pinspiration theme on yTravelBlog is bridges, so here’s a look at a few from around the world.
Sydney Harbor Bridge
While I was in Sydney, I knew I wanted to see the Opera House. I honestly didn’t think about the bridge, but when you look at it, the bridge finishes the picture. I didn’t plan on getting there at sunset, but I’m glad it worked out that way because this is one of my favorite sunset photos.
Did you know you can actually climb the bridge? I decided against it, but I’m sure the views are spectacular if you can stomach getting up there! Check out yTravelBlog’s post about climbing the bridge here.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
About two and a half years ago, I went to San Francisco with my friend Andrea for a long weekend. There are so many great things to do when you’re in San Francisco, but one of the most recognizable attraction is the Golden Gate Bridge. Since it’s actually really cold there in the summer, we decided to not to walk across it, but we did accidentally end up on a public bus that drove across.
St. Charles Bridge, Prague
The only photo I had of the famous St. Charles Bridge in Prague is of one end of it, but I wanted to share a sweet story. The blogging couple who run the site GQ Trippin just got engaged on this bridge a few weeks ago, in the middle of their round the world trip. It was just two years ago that Andy and I met in person for the first time in Prague, so the city holds a special place in my heart as well.
Bridge in Andorra
I’m not sure if this bridge has a name, though it probably does. It goes through the center of Andorra’s capital city, Andorra la Vella. For such a short bridge, it was rather elaborate, and we saw a few other bridges built in a similar style throughout the tiny country.
London Bridge, Great Ocean Road
Ok, this isn’t a bridge in the traditional sense of the word, so we’ll call it a bonus photo. London Bridge is a formation along the Great Ocean Road which used to be connected. But on January 15, 1990, the main arch cracked and fell into the ocean, leaving two people stranded for several hours until a helicopter could rescue them. Luckily no one was hurt.