10 cool pedestrian bridges around the world

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Enjoy a walk on the wild side! That must have been what these architects had in mind when creating these unique pedestrian bridges. Each bridge turns the everyday, mundane walk into an adventure.

Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona, United States

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Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona (Image: Frank Pierson)

The Grand Canyon Skywalk will definitely get your heart pumping. Suspended 4,000 feet above the ground, this glass bridge is the first of its kind. Experience the beautiful views the canyon has to offer — like you’ve never seen them before.

Moses Bridge, The Netherlands

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Moses Bridge, The Netherlands (Image: Forgemind ArchiMedia)

Moses Bridge is another first of its kind. It was built through a moat that was created in the 17th century for protection from Spain and France. This bridge is controlled by two dams and a pump allowing the water to stay perfectly level at all times.

Sydney Harbor Bridge climb, Sydney, Australia

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Sydney Harbor Bridge climb in Sydney, Australia (Image: Kim)

You haven’t seen Sydney until you’ve seen it from the top of its iconic bridge. This thrilling bridge climb is not for the faint of heart. Climbs last as long as three and a half hours — and be prepared to climb more than 1,300 steps.

West Coast Treetops walk, New Zealand

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West Coast Tree Top Walk in New Zealand (Image: Jocelyn Kinghorn)

The West Coast Treetops Walk in New Zealand is a 1,000-foot-long trail above the trees. Start your journey with a climb up to the top of the Hokitika Tower and enjoy the views of the rain forest and the exquisite Lake Mahinapua.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Gateshead, England

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Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Gateshead, England (Image: simone.brunozzi)

Gateshead Millennium Bridge is the first and only tilting bridge in the world. People travel from all parts of the globe to witness this masterpiece’s four-and-a-half-minute tilt. Fun fact: This bridge self cleans. Anything dropped on the bridge rolls into special traps at each end when the bridge opens and closes.

Rolling Bridge, London, England

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Rolling Bridge in London, England (Image: SNappa2006)

The designer for the Rolling Bridge, Thomas Heatherwick, was tired of drawbridges looking “broken” when angled up in the air so he created a bridge more appealing to the eye. We have to agree — this is one unique-looking bridge.

Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane, Australia

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Kurilpa Bridge in Brisbane, Australia (Image: Andrew Sutherland)

Inspired by the concept of “tensegrity,” Kurilpa Bridge is 1,542 feet long with two relaxation and viewing platforms. At night, watch the bridge light up using LED lights powered by the sun.

Henderson Wave Bridge, Singapore

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Henderson Wave Bridge in Singapore (Image: Schristia)

At 118 feet tall and 900 feet long, Henderson Wave Bridge is the largest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. Its creative design attracts tourist to not only admire its beauty, but to sit and admire the beauty of the surrounding national parks and the Singapore skyline. At night the bridge is illuminated by LED lights to intensify its snake-like presence.

Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia

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Langkawi Sky Bridge in Malaysia (Image: Dylan Walters)

The Langkawi Sky Bridge was built over the Machinchang Mountain to bring tourists to otherwise unattainable locations. Suspended 2,300 feet above sea level, visitors are required to take a cable car to reach the bridge. But don’t go planning your trip just yet — Langkawi Sky Bridge is closed until further notice.

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver (Image: netsnake)

Capilano Suspension Bridge is part of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. This popular tourist attraction that was built in 1889, offers adventure, history and culture to all who visit.   Main Image: Forgemind ArchiMedia

10 cool pedestrian bridges around the world was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brittany Dietz
Author: Brittany Dietz (39 posts)

Brittany has travelled to London, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Mexico, The Caribbean, Canada and all over the U.S. She's passionate about travel and has big plans for future trips! Brittany is a Content and Social Media Executive at Cheapflights.