For centuries architects have captivated people around the globe with their buildings. Wether they are intricate or bizarre people always make pitstops to see these landmarks when they can. Another popular landmark destination are bridges, and while these gravity defying structures are often impressive just based on the sheer size, many architects are looking past functionality and adding a bit of creativity. Who says getting from point A to point B has to be boring?
Everyone knows the Golden Gate bridge, but many lesser known bridges are equally worthy of notoriety. While many of these bridges embrace futuristic technology and design that doesn't mean it's older counterparts aren't as equally impressive. Many older bridges, not of this century were painstakingly crafted with stones carved by hand and have impressively weathered far past the time of their creators.
Old or new these bridges are absolutely captivating.
Check them out below:
Unique bridges from around the world
Unique bridges from around the world
Spain, Biscay, Basque Country, Steps to the San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, chapel on a rocky island
Rolling bridge Paddington Basin, London UK. (Photo by Photofusion/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Worlds highest and longest glass Bridge as of 2016 in Zhangjiajie, CHunan, China
Si-o-se Pol (Persian bridge) or bridge of 33 Arches, also called Allah-Verdi Khan bridge, one of eleven bridges of Isfahan, Iran.
HALSTEREN, THE NETHERLANDS - UNDATED: The 'Moses Bridge' constructed over a 17th century moat and fortress in Halsteren, The Netherlands. Dubbed the Moses Bridge, this incredible structure literally splits the water way to allow people across. The Biblical feature in Halsteren, in the Netherlands was created to allow visitors access to a 17th century fortress. However, designers RO&AD were charged with creating a feature that did not ruin the original look of the castle's moat. So inspired by Moses, who split the Red Sea to allow the Israelites to flee the advancing armies of the Egyptian Pharoah, they created the 'invisible' bridge. 'Its construction is entirely made of wood, waterproofed with foil,' said Ad Kil, a spokesperson for RO&AD. 'The bridge lies like a trench in the moat, which is shaped to blend in with the outlines of the landscape.' A pump has been integrated into the sunken bridge to stop water flowing into the cavity and stopping it from flooding. PHOTOGRAPH BY RO&AD/ Barcroft USA /Barcoft Media via Getty Images
SPAIN - 2006/10/26: The Puente Nuevo, a bridge over the El Tajo gorge and Rio Guadalevï¿½, spanning the gorge in the historic city of Ronda in the Spanish province of Malaga in Andalusia, Spain. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)
The bridge connects Middlesbrough on the south bank of the River to Port Clarence on the north bank. It is a transporter bridge, carrying a moving cradle or gondola suspended from the bridge, across the river in 90 seconds. The gondola can carry 200 people, 9 cars or 6 cars and one minibus.
Henderson Waves is pedestrian bridge, Singapore.
Panorama-Blick vom 700 Meter hohen Berg auf Hï¿½gebrï¿½cke 'Sky-Bridge' ('Himmelsbrï¿½cke') mit Besuchern und dahinter Meer Adamanen-See, Insel Langkawi, Provinz Pantai Tengah, Malaysia, Asien, Inseln, Reise, NB, DIG; P.-Nr.: 1836/2011, 25.11.2011; (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
Canal barge crossing Telford's Pontcysyllte viaduct, near Llangollen, Wales. (Photo by Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Night view of the Infinity Bridge, a public pedestrian and cycle footbridge across the River Tees in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees in the north east of England.
Dragon bridge cross Han river with reflection at Danang city, Vietnam in August 15th 2014
GATESHEAD, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: The Millennium Bridge opens as part of the opening ceremony for the European Athletics Team Championships at the Quayside on June 21, 2013 in Gateshead, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)