Europe's Most Iconic Bridges

EUROPE'S MOST ICONIC BRIDGES TOWER BRIDGE Location: London River: Thames Total Length: 244m (801ft) Construction: 1886-1994 Designer: Sir Horace Jones Fact: 24 hours' notice is required for raising the bascules PONT NEUF Location: Paris River: Seine Total Length: 232m (761ft) Construction: 1578-1607 Designer: Baptiste Androuet du Cerceau Fact: Oldest standing bridge across the Seine CHAIN BRIDGE Location: Budapest River: Danube Total Length: 375m (1,230ft) Construction: 1840-1849 Designer: William Tierney Clark Fact: It became a symbol of national awakening and advancement when it connected the western and eastern sides of the city RIALTO BRIDGE Location: Venice River: Grand Canal Total Length: 28.8m (94.5 ft) Construction: 1588-1591 Designer: Antonio da Ponte Fact: It is the oldest bridge across the Grand Canal CHARLES BRIDGE Location: Prague River: Vltava Total Length: 515.8m (1,692 ft) Construction: 1357-1402 Designer: Peter Parler Fact: Until 1841, the bridge was the main connection between Prague Castle and the Old Town PONTE VECCHIO Location: Florence River: Arno Total Length: 84m (274ft) Construction: First built in 1345 Fact: The bridge design has been continuously altered over the centuries since the bridge was built VASCO DA GAMA Location: Lisbon River: Tagus Total Length: (10,7mi) Construction: 1995-1998 Designer: Armando Rito Fact: It is the longest bridge in Europe titan inspiring travel SEBBE

Europe's Most Iconic Bridges

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An inforgrapic looking at the facts and figures of some of Europe's most iconic bridges.


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