Discover top Drone's Eye Views of Bridges


Golden Gate Bridge


The Golden Gate Bridge connects the City of San Francisco with Marin County to its north, at the opening of San Francisco Bay.  It was conceived during the depths of the Great Depression, and at the time of its completion in 1937, it was the longest and tallest suspension span bridge in the world.  Contributor Jordanthe used a drone to create a memorable aerial view of this bridge, which since its construction has been one of the most iconic sites in the United States.   



CH drone

Contributor CH Drone created this amazing aerial video of London's Tower Bridge, one of the world's most iconic spans.  Like the much older London Bridge, it crosses the Thames River, the vital waterway which gave rise to the great city on its banks.  Tower Bridge was built in the late 19th century when the growth of the City of London necessitated a second bridge.  The bridge was prominently featured when London hosted the Summer Olympics in 2012.  


Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge / Turkey


The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is the third and newest of the bridges which cross the Straits of Bosphorus at Istanbul, Turkey.  The bridge, often called the Third Bridge, is the northernmost of the three, lying closest to the Black Sea side of the Straits.  The bridge opened for traffic in 2016.  Contributor Tntrmedia used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this stunning aerial view of this span, which literally bridges the continents of Europe and Asia.



OGB - Omer Gokcen

The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge (sometimes referred to as the Third Bridge) spans the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey.  Opened in 2016, the 2.1k meter (7.1k ft) cable stayed suspension bridge is larger than the Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges which lie to its south.  In this remarkable video, contributor Omer Gokcen was able to use a drone to show the construction of the bridge over the waterway at the crossroads between Europe and Asia.


Bosphorus Bridge / Istanbul - Turkey


Contributor Tntrmedia brings us this amazing drone's eye view of the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey.  Completed in 1973, the suspension bridge over the Bosphorus Strait is almost 1.6 k meters (just over 5.0k ft) long.  It is also known as the First Bridge because it was the first bridge to connect the eastern and western sides of Istanbul.  A second bridge opened in 1988 and a third bridge opened in 1988 and a third (the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge) in 2016. 


DJI Phantom 4 over looking the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, my 9/11 Tribute


The Brooklyn Bridge connects the New York City burroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan over the East River.  Completed in 1883, the construction of the 1.8k meter (almost 6k ft) bridge was one of the most important events in the building of modern day New York.  In this video, creator Sikview flew a DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone over the bridge, providing us with a memorable bird's eye view of this immense structure.


Verrazano Bridge


The Verrazano Bridge is a relatively recent addition to the transportation infrastructure of New York City.  It spans the Narrows, a stretch of water passing between the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island.  When completed in 1964, the bridge provided Staten Island with its first direct access to the other boroughs.  In this video, conteibutor Leonard James flew a drone into the Narrows to film a freight ship passing under the mighty span.  


Queensboro bridge


Contributor Ninjaone created this epic drone video of the Queensboro Bridge, a vital yet under-appreciated part of the infrastructure of New York City.  Also known as the 59th Street Bridge, it connects Midtown Manhattan with Queens over the East River.  The bridge was opened in 1909, the same year as the Manhattan Bridge, which connects Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn. 


Cinematic aerial view of Obuhovskiy bridge, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

Bolshoi Obukhovsky Bridge is the newest bridge crossing the Neva River in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Competed in 2004, the 2.8k meter (9.2k ft) cable suspension bridge is the only St. Petersburg bridge which is not a drawbridge. used a DJI Phantom drone to create a bird's eye view of this monumental span, an important addition to the infrastructure of Russia's second largest city and one which instantly received worldwide recognition.


Moskovs'kyi Bridge, Kyiv, Ukraine


The Pivnichnyi (Northern) Bridge is a massive span which crosses the Dneiper River in Kiev, Ukraine.  It is the capital city's northernmost (upriver) crossing point, spanning a difficult and wide stretch of it compared to the crossing points of the downriver bridges.  Opened in 1976, it was a major Soviet era infrastructure investment.  Contributor CamFly  flew a drone over the span at sunset to create this amazing bird's eye view.  


Mavic pro Sunrise Vasco Da Gama 4K Ultra HD

Jorge Novo Murias

Jorge Novo Murias used a drone to create this epic bird's eye view of of Portugal's Vasco de Gama Bridge.  The bridge was completed in 1998 in connection with Expo 1998, the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama's epic voyage to India.  The cable-stayed bridge, which is the second longest in Europe, spans 12.3 km (7.3 mi) over the Tagus river and is now a critical part of metropolitan Lisbon's infrastructure.  


Forth Bridges, Scotland.

John Banks

The Firth of Forth is where several of Scotland's most important rivers empty into the North Sea.  It is actually a fjord dating from the last glacial period.  The bridges which cross the Firth of Forth represent some of the most important infrastructure in Scotland.  Contributor John Banks used a drone to give us an aerial look at three of the bridges which span this important waterway.  


Angostura Bridge

Djivzla Drone

The Orinoco River, which is situated primarily in Venezuela, is the fourth largest river system in the world by discharge rate.  Due to its width, it was not bridged until the construction of the  Angostura Bridge near Bolivar, in the southeastern part of the country. Contributor DJIVzla Drone used a DJI Inspire drone to create this aerial video of the bridge, which was built in 1967 and until 2006 was the mighty river's only crossing.


Phantom 3 at Charles Bridge Prague CZ

Alan Chan

Started in the 14th century and comleted in the 15th, Prague's Charles Bridge is one of the most recognized sites of the Czech city.  At 515 meters in length (1700 ft), the span over the Vltava River represented an immense technological achievement at the time it was built.  Contributor Alan Chan used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to create an impressive bird's eye view of this treasured historical landmark.


Minneapolis Skyline & Stone Arch Bridge


The Stone Arch Bridge crosses the Mississippi at St. Anthony Falls, the historic heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It was built by railwayman James J. Hill in the late 1800's to serve the flour milling industry which was propelling Minneapolis at the time.  Now a footbridge, it provides the best views of the Falls and downtown Minneapolis.  Even more so when viewed from a drone, as you'll see in this video by contributor Gianlo.  


Mackinac Bridge Sunrise


Mackinac Bridge connects mainland Michigan to the Upper Peninsula, and sits at the divide between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.   Built in 1957, the bridge is roughly 8 km (5 mi) long, making it one of the longest bridges in the US.  It passes to the west of Mackinac Island, a popular Lake Huron tourist area, which is home to some of the best sailing waters in the country.  Northern POV used a drone and some creative editing to make this amazing aerial video of this important span.  


The Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge


The 11 km long (7 mi) Cape Cod Canal separates Cape Cod from "mainland" Massachusetts.  By allowing ships to pass between Cape Cod Bay and Buzzard's Bay, the canal greatly reduced the shipping distance between (for example) Boston and New York City.  It was completed in 1916.  Top contributor PO3SMITH used a drone to give us a bird's eye view of the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge, one of three which cross it.  


Glenfinnan Viaduct | Scotland

Ear Trumpet Media

Ear Trumpet Media used a drone to create this stunning aerial view of Glenfinnan Viaduct, an important train bridge in Scotland.  It's located on the West Highland Line, which runs through the Shire of Inverness in west central Scotland.  Completed in 1899, its iconic appearance has made it a shooting location for multiple movie productions.  The most well known of these is the Harry Potter series; the viaduct has appeared in all four of its feature-length films thus far.