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A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that each serve a particular purpose and apply to different situations. Designs of bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge, the nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed and anchored, the material used to make it, and the funds available to build it.

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Aurora Bridge in Fremont

The angle at which this picture was taken makes it loook sooooooo interesting! Good composition

Contributed by Holly Forbes

West SkyWalk

Grand Canyon West SkyWalk Bridge that allows viewers to walk over the Grand Canyon…if you dare!

Contributed by Darby Oliver

Lego Bridge

This LEGO Bridge is in Germany!

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The Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Gallopin' Gertie as it was soon to be known) is known as one of the most dramatic engineering failures in history. This bridge's collapse helped engineers learn how to better design suspension bridges so that failures like this wouldn't happen. Thankfully, no one died on this bridge, with the exception of one man's dog, who he could not get out of his car which also fell with the bridge.

Contributed by Darby Oliver

Moon Bridge

If you're up for a challenge

Contributed by Ryann Burnett

Adidas Ad

This seems a little over the top for an advertisement, but it sure looks awesome!

Contributed by Tori Griffin

German Bridge

Wow, this is gorgeous! Look at that rock.

Contributed by Tori Griffin

Hiking Bridge

This looks... what's the word? Oh yeah, TERRIFYING.

Contributed by Tori Griffin

An inflatable bridge at the base of the Eiffel Tower. Put this on my bucket list!

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Chinese Pedestrian Bridge

A Dutch architecture firm won a competition to design this bridge.

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