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Some cool shots of 17 of the the longest, tallest, most artful bridges on the planet.

STAY TUNED TO TRIPS in the coming weeks for the second volume of this photo essay concept.

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Hal Amen

Hal Amen is a managing editor at Matador. His personal travel blog is WayWorded.

  • Kathy

    Wow! Love these photos! In spite of bridge phobia being in full bloom looking a couple of them…Yikes!

  • Andrius

    Awesome! Golden Gate Bridge has been my favorite for a while already.

  • Joel | Blog Of Impossible Things

    I’m a fan of these photo essays. Big fan.

  • Kyle

    Well Done!

    Yet this seems like one that will lead to a second part.

    Bixby Canyon perhaps. Confederation Bridge PEI.

    Bridges are cool.

  • James

    Sailing in a boat, under the Rialto Bridge in Venice, in moonlight ,is absolutely the best experience I’ve ever had! Italy is one of the most romantic places on Earth!

    Thanks for the great photo essay! I loved every bit of it!

  • Aaron

    You forgot the bridge in Austin Texas where every night at sunset hundreds of thousands of bats come out all at the same time! There is always a crowd of people waiting to watch!

  • ExplorerDad

    Love these photos. Great to see some of the new constructions compared to the old….

  • http://twitter sue

    Magnificent, and so much variety.

  • Tim

    Esplanade Louis Riel in Winnipeg Canada. Gorgeous Bridge.

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  • Kevin Drinkall

    I notice that the Humber bridge which held the title as the longest suspension bridge the world for many year a now is 6th longest in the world ( of it type ) has been missed out what a shame as its very impressive

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