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Space Out in Chile’s Atacama Desert
Dec 08–Dec 14, 2017
Barcelona Unmasked: Cabaret, Cuisine, and Carnival
Feb 05–Feb 11, 2018
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Watch 245 People Rope-Swing Off a Bridge in Tandem
November 10, 2017
Ponte da Misarela (Misalera Bridge)
Local lore says the devil built this beautiful medieval bridge to help a fleeing bandit.
Added by Kerry Wolfe
Grassy Point Railroad Bridge
A haunting army of decomposing, moss-covered stuffed animals and dolls guard this swinging truss.
Added by shaunaexplores
A Unique, 3D-Printed Bike Bridge Has Opened in the Netherlands
The small-but-mighty structure is the first ever to be printed out of reinforced concrete.
October 18, 2017
Lake Itasca, Minnesota
Headwaters of the Mississippi River
At this Minnesota state park you can easily wade across the source of the mighty Mississippi.
Added by R Stemple
China's Cracking Glass Bridge Prank: Funny or Cruel?
Some people aren't cracking up over a stunt at 3,800 feet.
October 11, 2017
Paradiso Botanical Archaeological Park
An archaeological treasure trove towers over the valley of Chiavenna.
Added by 2wandering
When Your Brand-New Bridge Is a Meter Too Short
“We ordered a bridge to go from one side to the other. It doesn’t do that.”
September 18, 2017
The largest brick bridge in the world.
Added by mafeiti
Heidelberg Bridge Monkey
It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
Added by Collector of Experiences
The world's first and only three-segment bascule bridge folds up into the shape of a capital "N" to let boat traffic through.
Added by DanceBalu
Photos of the Peruvian Festival That Creates a New 118-Foot Bridge Every Year
A centuries-old tradition brings Inca infrastructure into the present.
August 29, 2017
Gerrards Cross, England
Locals call it the "Give Peas a Chance" bridge because of its distinct graffiti.
Added by Capemarsh
The Chapel of Our Lady
This oddly placed 15th-century church is one of only six bridge chapels left in England.
Added by Dr Alan P Newman
The World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Just Opened in Switzerland
It's not for the faint of heart.
July 31, 2017
Arizona Avenue Trestle
The span is crooked and made from two older recycled bridges.
Added by Elliot Carter
La Crypte Archéologique de Nice
The construction of a tram line unveiled hidden remnants of the old medieval city.
Added by menges15
Casselman River Bridge
This beautiful stone arch bridge wasn't even expected to stand for one day, but people have been crossing it for centuries.
Added by chrisblanchard98
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