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Victoria Falls Bridge
Zambezi River, Zimbabwe

10. Victoria Falls Bridge, Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls Bridge crosses the Zambezi River just below the Victoria Falls and is built over the Second Gorge of the falls. As the river is the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the bridge links the two countries and has border posts on the approaches to both ends, at the towns of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Livingstone, Zambia.

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Alcántara Bridge
Alcántara, Spain

9. Alcántara Bridge, Spain

The Alcántara Bridge (also known as Puente Trajan at Alcantara) is a Roman stone arch bridge built over the Tagus River at Alcántara, Spain between 104 and 106 AD by an order of the Roman Emperor Trajan in 98. It bears the inscription Pontem perpetui mansurum in saecula (I have built a bridge which will last forever) on the archway over the central pier.

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Menai Suspension Bridge
Anglesey, Wales

8. Menai Suspension Bridge, Wales

The Menai Suspension Bridge (Welsh: Pont Grog y Borth) is a suspension bridge between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales. Designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826, it was the first modern suspension bridge in the world. Before the bridge was completed in 1826, the island had no fixed connection to the mainland and all movements to and from Anglesey were by ferry (or, with difficulty, on foot at low tide). The main source of income on Anglesey was from the sale of cattle, and to move them to the markets of the inland counties or London, they had to be driven into the water and swum across the Menai Straits.

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Pont-Saint-Martin Bridge
Aosta Valley, Italy

7. Pont-Saint-Martin Bridge, Italy

The Pont-Saint-Martin is a Roman segmental arch bridge in the Aosta Valley in Italy dating to the 1st century BC. The span is 31.4 m according to recent research, but frequently stated to be 35.64 m or 36.65 m.

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Tower Bridge
London, England

6. Tower Bridge, England

Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name, and has become an iconic symbol of London. The bridge consists of two towers tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical component of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. The bridge's present colour scheme dates from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee. Originally it was painted a mid greenish-blue colour.

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Devil Bridge
Ardino, Bulgaria

5. Devil Bridge, Bulgaria

Devil Bridge (Bulgarian: Дяволски мост) is an arch bridge over the Arda River situated in a narrow gorge. It is located 10 km from the Bulgarian town of Ardino in the Rhodope Mountains and is part of the ancient road connecting the lowlands of Thrace with the north Aegean Sea coast. It was built between 1515 and 1518.

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4. Stari Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stari Most (Old Bridge) is a reconstruction of a 16th century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on 9 November 1993 by Bosnian Croat forces during the Croat-Bosniak War. Subsequently, a project was set in motion to reconstruct it, and the rebuilt bridge opened on 23 July 2004.

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Siose Bridge
Isfahan, Iran

3. Siose Bridge, Iran

Siose Bridge or Siosepol, which means 33 Bridge or the Bridge of 33 Arches, also called the Allah-Verdi Khan Bridge, is one of the eleven bridges of Isfahan, Iran. It is highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design. Commissioned in 1602 by Shah Abbas I from his chancellor Allahverdi Khan Undiladze, an Iranian ethnic Georgian, it consists of two rows of 33 arches.

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The Iron Bridge
Shropshire, England

2. The Iron Bridge, England

The Iron Bridge crosses the River Severn in Shropshire, England. It was the first arch bridge in the world to be made of cast iron, a material which was previously too expensive to use for large structures. However, a new blast furnace nearby lowered the cost and encouraged local engineers and architects to solve a long-standing problem of a crossing over the river. This is the first iron bridge in the world, designed by Thomas Pritchard in 1775 and built by Abraham Darby III in 1777-79.

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Kadin Most
Nevestino, Bulgaria

1. Kadin Most, Bulgaria

The Kadin most (Bulgarian: Кадин мост, /bridge of the qadi/) or Nevestin most (Невестин мост, /Nevestino bridge/) is a 15th-century stone arch bridge over the Struma River at Nevestino, Kyustendil Province, in southwestern Bulgaria. It was constructed in 1470 on the order of Isak Pasha during the reign of Ottoman sultan Mahmud I, as evidenced by the Ottoman Turkish stone inscription on one of the sides. The bridge has three arches, its longest span is 20 m.

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