Bridges, by definition, are there to get you from one place to another. But you won’t get far on any of these. They dot the globe, fragments of abandoned infrastructure standing as reminders of urban planning gone wrong. Some of the bridges were built for projects that never achieved their destiny, throttled by dwindling funds. Others were victims of natural disasters, demolished by nature’s wrath. Though no longer useful, these abbreviated spans still have an allure. From a flooded footpath in Scotland to a dead-end road in South Africa, here are eight wondrous bridges to nowhere.