Some cool shots of 17 of the the longest, tallest, most artful bridges on the planet.
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Millau Bridge, France
From the photographer: "The new Millau Bridge is considered to be the world's tallest. One of the pillars reaches more than eleven-hundred feet into the air, making it more than 50 feet taller than the Eiffel Tower."Photo: tibchris
Puente Nuevo, Spain
Three impressive bridges span the gorge that cuts through the southern Spanish town of Ronda. The "new bridge" is the most dramatic.Photo: papalars
Runyang Bridge, China
Part of the Beijing-Shanghai Expressway, crossing the Yangtze River. Fourth-longest span in the world.Photo: sjiong