Today we want to feature a photo gallery of bridges. Though stated very simply, as you will see here, bridges are often great canvases for ambitious architectural imaginations.
Points of crossing are significant to us, they allow us to redraw nature’s geographical blueprints to suite our needs, connecting land masses and ultimately the people which they divide. Bridges have come a long way since their early days and every great civilization has its own great bridges, which reflect ancient cultural heritage, or push the limits of design. It is an amazing time to be alive, when we humans are more connected and agile than ever before, free to roam the planet to visit the awe-inspiring achievements of the giants who came before us. In this sense a bridge is both a means and an end, a practical accommodation for travel as well as a structurally stunning achievement in its own right.
The bridge pictures from our community are documents of some of these achievements. They depict extraordinary bridges which rise over the waters below and reach for new ground, emblematic of the seemingly endless capacity we have to overcome our natural limits, and to do so in tremendous style.