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Iron Bridge of Shropshire is famous for being the first bridge created only from cast iron. Connecting the two sides of large Severn Gorge, this bridge served as the icon of the early English industrial revolution, one of the largest touristic destinations of the Shropshire region, and the inspiration for the creation of many other bridges that fully or partially use cast iron.
During the history, islands were, more often than not, connected to the mainland by the way of boats. As the technology improved it was possible to build bridges to the islands, some over 20 kilometers long. Read more about sea bridges.
Modern architects and engineers constantly try to outdo each other, managing to build large and tall bridges all around the world. Here you can find list of most impressive bridges and bridge complexes.
Bridge of Sighs is one of the most notable bridges in the magnificent city of Venice. Built as a stylish connection point between city’s court and nearby prison building, the fame of this much-copied bridge eventually transferred form the stories of freedom to the myths of eternal romance.