10 Bridges that Belong on Any Photographer’s Bucket List

10 Bridges that Belong on Any Photographer’s Bucket List

From their captivating symmetry to their reflections in the water below to the depth of their vanishing points, bridges are always an exciting subject to photograph. Let’s take a quick trip around the world and check out some of the most inspiring and impressive bridges that any photographer would love to capture. We’ll look at the world’s tallest, the longest and everything in between!


Banpo Bridge – Seoul, South Korea

Built 1980-1982
Total Length: 1,495 m (4,905 ft)



Brooklyn Bridge – New York City, USA

Opened May 24, 1883
Total Length: 5,989 ft (1,825.4 m)
Height: 276.5 ft (84.3 m)



Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge – China

The World’s Longest Bridge!
Built 2006-2010; Opened 2011
Total Length: 164.8 kilometres (102.4 mi)


Millau Viaduct – Millau-Creissels, France

The tallest bridge in the world!
Built 2001-2004
Total Length: 2460m
Height: 343m


Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California

Built 1933-1937
Total Length: 8,981 ft (2,737.4 m)
Height: 746 ft (227.4 m)



The Helix – Singapore

Built 2005-2010
Total Length: 280m



Nanpu Bridge – Shanghai, China

Opened in 1991
Total Length: 760 metres (2,493 ft)
Height: 134 m (440 ft)



Rialto Bridge – Venice, Italy

Built 1588-1591
Longest Span: 31.80 metres (104.3 ft)
Height: 7.32 metres (24.0 ft)



Sydney Harbour Bridge – Sydney, Australia

Built 1923-1932
Total Length: 1,149 m (3,770 ft)
Height: 134 m (440 ft)



Tower Bridge – London, UK

Opened May 24, 1883
Total Length: 801 feet (244 m)
Height: 213 feet (65 m)



If you could photograph any bridge in the world, where would you go?  Which bridge would you photograph?

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Comments (2)

  • Mark Reply

    Except… that’s a photo of the Manhattan Bridge, not the Brooklyn Bridge

    February 28, 2021 at 3:38 pm
  • Jim Stafford Reply

    Other bridge suggestions:

    1. Hell Gate Bridge, NY, USA. Steel Arch. 1917.
    2. Tyne Bridge, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Steel Arch. 1928.
    3. Swing Bridge, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. 1873.
    4. High Level Bridge, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Two level road/rail Iron Bridge. 1849
    5. Forth Road Bridge, Scotland. Suspension. 1964
    6. Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough, UK. Gondola Transporter. 1911.

    2, 3, & 4 are adjacent to each other.

    August 27, 2017 at 10:58 pm

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