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Six Strange and Amazing Bridges

By NewsRoom24 on March 20th, 2014 / Views
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The Rakotz bridge in Kromlau, Germany transforms the very landscape around it and become a work of art.


The Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia, a 125m-long curving cable bridge atop Gunung Mat Cincang mountain on Pulau Langkawi island allows visitors an intimate experience of the forest canopy and wildlife.
The village of Cherrapunji in the state of Meghalaya, India is known as one of the wettest places in the world. Instead of bricks, mortar or even standard planks of wood, the local War-Khasis tribe builds bridges out of tree roots. They tame the roots of the native ficus to grow in a certain direction, using bamboo as support.
The sunken bridge at Fort de Roovere near the village of Halsteren, the Netherlands sinks just below water level. The walls aids to keep the water out and the structure blends seamlessly with its surroundings, remaining almost invisible from a distance.
The 12m-long Rolling Bridge in London curls to one side to let boats through the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Basin. The bridge performs its acrobatics for admiring crowds every Friday at noon.
 Shaharah Bridge in Yemen is a marvelous example of traditional stone arch bridges.
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