A wise man once said that we build too many walls, and not enough bridges. Some, it seems, have followed these words to a T. From amusing to spooky to downright devilish, we bring you five extraordinary bridges from around the world.
Living Root Bridges, Meghalaya
Cherrapunji's tangled root bridges are more than a century old. Both nature and man have a hand in fashioning these double-decker bridges, and they can be be found on the southern slopes of the Khasi and Jaintia hills. Once fully functional, these structures can apparently support 50 at a time.
The Lego empire (can we call it anything else?) continues to fascinate. A street artist gave a concrete beam bridge in Wuppertal a many-hued makeover in 2011, painting it to look like a giant, interwoven-brick optical illusion.
Golden Bridge, Vietnam
Massive hands lifting you to the sky sounds like the pinnacle of crowd surfing. As bizarre as it may sound, the experience isn't impossible when you're near Da Nang. This 150-metre walkway been a viral sensation ever since its grand opening in 2018
This stone walkway was built with the intention of creating a perfect, reflected circle using the Rakotzsee Lake. Considered a tech marvel when constructed in 1860, and thus, 'built by the devil', it's excited artists for years—there's thousands of images online of people leaping or posing at its centre. Viewing is free at Kromlau, but crossings have been banned for conservation.
Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia
Built at nearly 2,170 ft above sea level, this two-kilometre pedestrian bridge is suspended from a single pylon. With a stunning view of the Gunung Mat Cincang mountains, lush valleys and the nearby archipelago, visitors must take the Langkawi Cable Car to the top station, where an inclined lift may then transport them to the bridge.