The Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan
This bridge was designed to let ships pass beneath, and the steep incline requires generous use of the accelerator. It’s still a popular route, and even suffers peak hour traffic jams.
The Hanging Bridge of Ghasa in Nepal
This bridge slopes downward very steeply and sways so dangerously in the wind that farmers — who often transport livestock across — put blinders on the animals so they don’t panic halfway.
The Khaju Bridge in Iran
Much like other bridges in Iran’s desert climate, this bridge acts as a low dam to regulate water along the river. It has 23 arches.
The Lucky Knot Bridge in China
This steel footbridge comprises three connected paths and was inspired by the art of decorative Chinese knots. It connects the river bank with the road and a park.
The Eco-Link@BKE in Singapore
This bridge isn’t for people; it’s for animals (like the critically endangered Sunda pangolin), letting them cross a busy highway that encroaches into a nature reserve.
The Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge in China
This bridge doesn’t have a single nail: instead, the wood pieces it’s made from interlock. A symbol of Dong ethnic architecture, its name came about due to how well it shelters people from the elements.
The Helix Bridge in Singapore
Inspired by the shape of DNA’s double helix structure, this stainless steel pedestrian bridge — the world’s first curved bridge — has a walkway and four viewing pods.