10 of the Most Beautiful Bridges in the World

Holiday travel will bring millions of people back and forth across bridges over the next few days. Most of them, we’ll be honest, are boring, pedestrian ones that barely deserve notice. Seen from many a car and bus window, I-95’s span across the Delaware River gets a nod for height and length, but offers only views Delaware and New Jersey’s grim industrial decay. So, in other words, nothing to write home about. On the opposite end of the spectrum: the 10 striking feats of engineering combined with picturesque locations that we’ve compiled after the jump.

The Öresund Bridge (or Øresund Bridge, if you’re Danish) connects Danes to their Scandinavian neighbors in Sweden. Finished back in 2000, today the bridge provides a connection for commuters between bedroom communities in Malmö, Sweden, populated by recently-arrived Danish professionals taking advantage of lower housing prices, and Copenhagen, Denmark’s bustling capital. Designed by international consulting firm Arup, it’s the longest rail and roadway bridge in the world. Crossing the bridge can be a pricey proposition, however. A two axle car will set you back 29 euros, or about 40 bucks.