10 Famous American Bridges Worth Checking Out

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From San Francisco to New York, you’ll be left in awe, not only of the beauty and grandeur of the bridges but also the complex engineering required to build these man-made structures.


Brooklyn Bridge, New York

Completed in 1833, the magnificent bridge has inspired poets, artists, directors, and songwriters since then. With Frank Sinatra producing the beautiful song, The Brooklyn Bridge, for the film – It Happened in Brooklyn.


Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado

The Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest suspension bridge in America. Walking across the bridge is equally thrilling and bone-chilling, so if you are afraid of heights, we recommend not looking down.


Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, Louisiana

The bridge has an eight-mile stretch where drivers cannot see the land. This can be quite a nerve-wracking experience.


Mackinac Bridge, Michigan

First opening in 1957, this is the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere. It runs for 26,372 feet.


Glenn Canyon Dam Bridge, Arizona

Glenn Canyon Dam was built between 1957 and 1959 to make it easier to access the building of the Glenn Canyon Dam. It sits 700 feet above the water and is over 1,200 feet long.


Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls, New York

Unsurprisingly, the bridge offers fantastic views of Niagara Falls and is itself a major tourist attraction. This is a bridge for vehicles but there is a path for both pedestrians and cyclists.


Benson Bridge, Oregon

Benson Bridge has one of the most spectacular backdrops of any bridge in the United States – Multnomah Falls in Oregon.


Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Maryland

This 4.3-mile long bridge was the longest steel structure in the world over water when it opened in 1952.


George Washington Bridge, New York

The George Washington Bridge connects New York to New Jersey. It is one of the busiest bridges in the world with over 103 million cars passing over it each year.


Roebling Suspension Bridge, Ohio

The Roebling Suspension Bridge runs from Cincinnati, Ohio to Covington, Kentucky over the Ohio River. The bridge is 500 metres long and up to 320 metres wide.

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