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Compilation Video: World's Top Bridges


World's Great Bridges

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AirVuz has assembled this highlight reel of some of the world's most well known bridges. Drawing from the Bridges collection, the reel includes footage from the Golden Gate (San Francisco), Tower (London), Stari Most (Mostar), Charles (Prague), Vasco de Game (Lisbon), Harbour (Sydney), Verrazano (New York), Bolshoi Obukhovske (St. Petersburg), Mackinac (Michigan), Ponte Vecchio (Florence), Yavuz Sultan and Bosphorus (both Istanbul), Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Virginia), and more.

Golden Gate Bridge: American Icon


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 at 1.3k meters (4.2k ft.).  Contributor and pilot 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.   

Brooklyn Bridge: Unifying New York


My 9/11 Tribute: DJI P4 Over the Brooklyn Bridge

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The Brooklyn Bridge connects the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan over the East River.  Completed in 1883, the construction of the 1.8k meter (almost 6k ft.) long hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge is considered to be one of the most important events in the building of modern day New York City.  In this aerial video, content creator and pilot Sikview flew a DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone over the bridge, providing us with a memorable bird's eye view of this immense structure.

France's Millau Viaduct


MILLAU Aveyron - FRANCE 2019


Check out this fantastic drone video from the Aveyron Department of south-central France, compliments of alexdenphotography.  The video opens with some aerial footage of a village in the hills of the department, part of the Occitanie Region.  The star of the show is the Millau Viaduct, which you'll see starting at the 3:00 mark. Completed in 2004, the bridge spans a gorge of the Tarn River and is considered a marvel of modern civil engineering.  It's the world's tallest bridge, with a structural height of 336 meters (about 1.1k ft.).  

Stari Most: The Mostar Bridge


The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The subject of this drone video by ante de la creme is one of the world's most famous bridges - Stari Most (translated as "Old Bridge") in the town of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The stone arch bridge over the Neretva River is a modest 29 meters (about 130 feet) but when it was completed in the mid-16th century it was considered a monumental structure. During the Yugoslav Civil War, the bridge was hit by dozen of shells and virtually destroyed; it was later carefully reconstructed. This video was a DVOW finalist in October, 2019. 

Prague: Charles Bridge


DJI Phantom 3 at Prague's Charles Bridge

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Prague's Charles Bridge is one of the most recognized sites of the Czech capital city.  The bridge, which took 45 years to build, connects Prague Castle with the city's historic Old Town.  At 515 meters in length (1.7k ft), the stone span over the Vltava River represented an immense technological achievement at the time it was completed 1402.  Contributor Alan Chan used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to create an impressive bird's eye view of this treasured historical landmark in the heart of Central Europe.

Kiev's Pivnichnyi (Northern) Bridge


Moskovs'kyi Bridge, Kyiv, Ukraine

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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, the 816 meter (about 2.7k ft.) cable-stayed suspension bridge  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.  

Florence's Ponte Vecchio Bridge


Ponte Vecchio Bridge!!...Stunning Florence!!


The Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence, Italy is one of the world's most well-known bridges.  It spans 32 meters (105 ft.) over the Arno River, in the heart of the great Tuscan capital city.  It was built in the 14th century, using the remains of an earlier structure.  Lined with shops, it's one of the most popular attractions in Florence.  It's part of the Vasari Corridor, which connects the Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti.   Check out the famous bridge from above in this drone video by new contributor otnieldavid.  

Scotland's Forth Bridge


Forth Bridge - DJI Mavic 2 pro & Nikon D810

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Contributor Ian Appleton created this beautiful aerial video of the Forth Bridge, the most famous span in Scotland.  Opened in 1890, the cantilevered rail bridge spans the Firth of Forth, the estuary of the River Forth on which the city of Edinburgh sits.  With a total length of almost 2.5k meters (just under 8.1k ft.), it was the longest cantilever bridge when it opened, and is still the second-longest today after Canada's Quebec Bridge.  The Forth Bridge has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  

Istanbul's First Bosphorus Bridge


Bosphorus Bridge


Here's a great aerial view of one of the most important bridges in Istanbul, Turkey, compliments of contributor and pilot gokhanakman.  The subject is the Bosphorus Bridge, also known as the 15 July Martyrs Bridge. It spans the Bosphorus Strait between the western (European) and eastern (Asian) side of the great metropolis.  Completed in 1973, the bridge has a total length of about 1.55k meters (around 5.1k ft.).  It's the oldest and southernmost of the three bridges which now cross the Bosphorus Strait.   

London's Tower Bridge


Tower Bridge, London in 4K

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Contributor CH Drone created this amazing aerial video of London's Tower Bridge, one of the world's most iconic spans.  Like the older London Bridge, it crosses the Thames River, the 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 (although technically its northern end is not in the City).  The bridge was prominently featured when London hosted the Summer Olympics in 2012.  

Michigan's Mackinac Bridge


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 (roughly 5 mi) long, making it one of the longest bridges in the United States.  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.  

New York's Triborough Bridge


The Triborough Bridge Seen From Above - Cinematic View


The Triborough Bridge is probably the most important span in New York City, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx.  It's actually a complex of three bridges, the most well-known of which is the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge connecting Wards Island with Queens.  The Triborough opened in 1936, the same year as another bridge which is comparably important to its host city: the San Francisco Bay Bridge.  Check out the Triborough as well as the nearby Hellgate Bridge in this drone video by El Buho.  

Portugal's Vasco de Gama Bridge


The bridge and the sun rise.

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Check out this fantastic drone video of one of the wonders of modern Portugal, compliments of contributor Carlos Pinota.  It's the Vasco de Gama Bridge, which spans a much wider part of the Tagus estuary than Lisbon's first span, the 25 de Abril Bridge. Opened in 1998, it's one of the longest bridge in Europe: 12.3 km (7.7 mi.) end-to-end.  It's an engineering marvel for another reason, too: it's built to withstand an earthquake up to 5x bigger than the monster which nearly destroyed the city in 1755.

Turkey's Osmangazi Bridge


Osmangazi Bridge


Contributor and drone pilot gokhanakman created this amazing aerial video of one of the world's longest suspension bridges.  The Osmangazi Bridge spans the Gulf of İzmit, an eastern extension of the Sea of Marmara in northwestern Turkey.  The bridge, which opened in mid-2016, has a total length of almost 2.7k meters (almost 8.8k ft.).  Among other things, the span greatly shortened the driving distance between Istanbul and İzmir, the country's largest and third largest cities, respectively.

St. Petersburg: Bolshoi Obukhovsky Bridge


Bolshoi Obukhovsky Bridge, St. Petersburg


Bolshoi Obukhovsky Bridge is the newest bridge crossing the Neva River in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Competed in 2004, the 2.8k meter (about 9.2k ft) cable suspension bridge is the only St. Petersburg bridge which is not a drawbridge.  Contributo 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 due to its highly complex design.

Sydney: Harbor Bridge


Yacht Cruise on Sydney Harbor, Australia

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In this video, contributor EdDrone used a DJI Mavic Air to aerially capture the fun of a sunset cruise in Sydney Harbor, Australia.  The sequence opens and closes with some great shots of what is perhaps the city's most prominent landmark, the Harbor Bridge.  Built in the 1930's, the 1.15k meter (about 3.8k ft.) through-arch bridge was similarly important to Sydney, connecting its downtown to the North Shore.  It is the world's tallest steel arch bridge, and by most accounts the most beautiful.  

The USA's Chesapeake Bay Bridge


Chesapeake Bay Bridge in April

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When it opened in the early 1950's, Chesapeake Bay Bridge was the longest over-water span in the world at 6.9 km (4.3 mi.).  Now a dual span bridge, it connects Maryland's eastern and western shores of Chesapeake Bay.  Contributor Eyes in the Sky used a drone to create this impressive aerial video of this impressive steel span, officially known as the Gov. William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge.  The bridge was the filming location for a high profile scene in the 2006 movie Mission: Impossible III.

New York's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge


Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge


Contributor and pilot TraveLocation Films created this excellent drone video of New York's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.  It connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn over a body of water called the Narrows, which connects Upper New York Bay (aka New York Harbor) with the Lower Bay and thence to the Atlantic Ocean.  Completed in 1964, the bridge's central span of 1.3k meters (about 4.25k ft.) was the longest in the world for nearly two decades.  The bridge was featured extensively in the 1977 blockbuster Saturday Night Fever.  

Pont du Gard: Roman Bridge in France


Pont du Gard - France


Contributor Juliendrone created this beautiful video of the Pont du Gard, one of the world's most well known aqueduct bridges.  It spans the Gardon River in the Gard Department of the Occitanie region of Southern France.  It was built in the first century AD to provide water to the nearby city of Nimes.  The world's highest elevated aqueduct, the 275 meter (900 ft.) stone bridge was designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1985.  The stone structure was last known to be used in the 6th century.  

New York's Bear Mountain Bridge


Bear Mountain Bridge


The Bear Mountain Bridge crosses the Hudson River between New York State's Orange and Westchester Counties, about 45 minutes north of New York City.  When it was completed in 1924, its main span of just under 500 meters (a bit over 1.6k ft.) was the longest in the world.  It held the title for less than two years before being surpassed by the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia.  The first suspension bridge to use concrete decking, you can check out the Bear Mountain Bridge from above  in this excellent drone video by onewheeldrone. 

The San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge


Bay Bridge, Towering Beauty


The San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge is the proverbial "glue" which holds the Bay Area of Northern California together.  Spanning between San Francisco and Oakland, the bridge has a total length of 7.2 km or just under 4.5 mi.   When the 1989 earthquake demonstrated the bridge's structural weakness, the western side of the bridge was retrofitted while the eastern span between Treasure Island and Oakland was replaced at a staggering cost of $6.5 billion.  Check out the modern wonder from above in this drone video by Grigori6032.   

Bangkok's Bhumipol Bridge


Bhumibol Bridge from above - Bangkok Drone DJI Mavic Pro 4K


Contributor and pilot Worldpitou created this beautiful drone video of Bangkok's Bhumibol Bridge, one of the most advanced bridge designs in the world.  Also known as the Industrial Ring Road Bridge, the Bhumipol crosses the Chao Praya River in two separate spots, with one span over just over 700 meters and one just under 600 meters.  Opened in 2006, it forms part of a gigantic infrastructure investment program to alleviate Bangkok's legendary traffic issues caused by the city's explosive growth.  

The Netherlands: Zeeland Bridge


Zeelandbrug (Zierikzee) in 4K

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Dutch contributor XL Creations created this spectacular drone video of the longest bridge in the Netherlands.  The Zeelandbrug (usually referred to simply as the Zeeland Bridge) connects the islands of Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland over the estuary of the Scheldt River in the Zeeland province.  Built in the early 1960's, at the time of completion it was the longest bridge in Europe.  Composed of 50 spans, the bridge has a total length of just over five kilometers, or about three miles.

Shanghai's Huangpu Bridges


Dusk on the Huangpu River

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Top contributor and pilot Mattcoq used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to create this remarkable aerial video of two of China's most famous bridges, both of which cross the Huangpu River in Shanghai.  The opening shot is of the 2003 vintage Lupu Bridge; its main spain of 550 meters (1.8k ft.) makes it the second longest arch bridge span in the world.  The latter part of the video shifts to the Yangpu Bridge; its unique design led it to appearing at the #9 spot on CNN's 2017 survey of the world's most amazing bridges.

New York's George Washington Bridge


George Washington Bridge


Check out this fantastic nighttime drone view of New York City's George Washington Bridge, compliments of AirVuz contributor onewheeldrone.  The first span over the Lower Hudson River, the bridge's main span stretches 1.07k meters (3.5k ft.) and was the longest in the world upon its completion in 1931 until the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge later that decade.  The double-decker span, which connects Manhattan with Fort Lee, New Jersey, has the distinction of being the world's busiest bridge by traffic volume.  

Detroit's Ambassador Bridge


Detroit's Ambassador

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Contributor Reel Aerials created this beautiful drone video of Detroit's Ambassador Bridge.  It spans the Detroit River (part of the Great Lakes system) between the city of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.  When it was completed in 1929, its central span of 560 meters (about 1.85k ft.) was the world's longest.  Crucial to the automobile industry, it continues to be one of the most important international border crossings on earth; fully 25% of US-Canadian trade in goods passes over its 2.3k meter (7.5k ft.) length.  

Philadelphia's Ben Franklin Bridge


Big Ben Franklin Bridge

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Check out this excellent drone video of Philadelphia's famous Ben Franklin Bridge, compliments of AirVuz contributor JD Drone.  Originally known as the Delaware River, it connects Pennsylvania's largest city with its suburbs in New Jersey.  When it opened in 1926 to coincide with the USA's 150th birthday, its 530 meter (roughly 1.75k ft.) main span was the longest in the world.  The total length of the suspension bridge is 2.9k meters or about 9.6k ft.  It's now one of four bridges to cross the Delaware River.  

New York's Manhattan Bridge


Manhattan Bridge Arch


Check out this fantastic drone video of New York's Manhattan Bridge, comliments of top contributor thedronalist.  Opened in 1909, the suspension bridge spans the East River a bit upstream of the Brooklyn Bridge, which opened a quarter-century earlier.  Utilizing a then-novel civil engineering principal, the bridge's longest span is 451 meters or just under 1.5k ft.  The video features some incredible footage of the bridge's most distinctive architectural feature: the large arch which marks its Manhattan side entrance.  

England's Umber Bridge


DJI Mavic 2 Pro - Humber Bridge


The UK's Humber Bridge spans the Humber River near the city of near Kingston-upon-Hill in the Yorkshire region of northeastern England.  The span has a total length of 2.2k meters or about 7.3k ft.  At the time the bridge was completed in 1981, it was the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world; as of 2019, it's still amongst the dozen longest of its type.  Seen from above in this excellent drone video by new contributor gavstacey, the Umber connects the East Riding of Yorkshire with North Lincolnshire.  

Portugal's Dom Luis I Bridge


The Harbor of Porto (Portugal) and the amazing Luis I Bridge

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Contributor guydrory created this stunning aerial view of Porto, the principal city of northern Portugal.  The video shows the beautiful area of the city core along the Douro River, from which Portugal's (and thus Europe's) Age of Discovery began with Henry the Navigator's expedition to North Africa in 1415.  The video also has epic footage of the Dom Luís I Bridge, which spans the great river from Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia and which was the world's longest metal arch bridge when completed in 1881.  

Istanbul's Third Bridge


Istanbul's Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge

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The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is the newest and northernmost of the three spans which cross the Straits of Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey.  Sometimes called the Third Bridge, the bridge has a a total length of over 2k meters (7.1k ft.).  Opened in 2016, it carries both road and rail traffic between the western (European) and eastern (Asian) sides of the great city.  Contributor Pascha brings us this stunning aerial view of this span, which is the second highest in the world at 320 meters (over 1.0k ft.).  

Florida Keys: Seven Mile Bridge


Florida Keys' Islamorada to Seven Mile Bridge


Contributor and pilot TampaRandy created this drone tour of a stretch of the Florida Keys running from Islamorada and Seven Mile Bridge.  While it's not actually seven miles (it's 10.9k meters or about 6.8k miles), it was one of the longest bridges in the world when it opened in 1912 as a railway extension.  The popular drive is actually two bridges now; the more recent one was built in 1982.  The bridge was the filming scene in the 18th James Bond film License to Kill (1989) in which a truck is driven off of it.

New York's Williamsburg Bridge


Williamsburg Bridge


Top contributor and drone pilot brings us this short but excellent aerial view of New York City's Williamsburg Bridge, which spans the East River between the Lower East Side of Manhattan and the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.  With a total length of a bit over 2.2k meters (around 7.3k ft.) and a longest single span of 490 meters (1.6k ft.), the bridge was the longest in the world when it opened in 1903.  It held the title for over two decades before being superseded by the Bear Mountain Bridge over the Hudson River.   

Hong Kong's Tseng Ma Bridge


Tsing Ma Bridge FPV & Aerial 香港青馬大橋

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When Hong Kong opened a new international airport on Chek Lap Kok Island in 1998, a massive investment in ground infrastructure was required to connect the airport to the city.  The most significant of these was the Tsing Ma Bridge, which connects two islands between the airport and Kowloon.  Seen here in this drone video by contributor minglam, the bridge's main span is almost 1.4k meters or about 4.6k ft.  It was the second-longest suspension bridge in the word when it was completed in 1997.

Istanbul's Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge




In this drone video by contributor ucarakkesfet, you'll get a great bird's eye view of the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey.  With a main span length of just under 3.6k ft. (a bit over 1.5k m), it was the fifth-longest suspension bridge in the world when it opened in 1988.  It is situated to the north of the (shorter) 15 July Martyr's Bridge (opened in 1973) and to the south of the (longer) Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge (2016).  Sometimes called the Second Bosphorus Bridge, the span carries eight lanes of traffic.  

Hanoi: Long Bien Bridge


Long Bien Bridge, Hanoi


Contributor Justhowes created this beautiful drone video of an important modern historical landmark in Vietnam.  The Long Bien Bridge crosses the Red River in Hanoi, connecting two of the capital city's districts.  Originally called the Paul Doumer Bridge, the 2.4 km (1.5 mi.) cantilever span was designed and built during the French Colonial era, opening in 1903.  Due to its strategic importance, the Long Bien Bridge was bombed repeatedly during the US Vietnam War, and repeatedly repaired.  

Budapest's Széchenyi Chain Bridge


DJI - Szechenyi Chain Bridge - DJI - Széchenyi Kettenbrücke - DJI - Széchenyi Lánchíd - UHD

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Bridges are the lifeblood of Budapest, a city formed in 1873 by the union of the cities of Buda and Pest on either side of the Danube River in western Hungary.  The most famous of these bridges is the first: the Széchenyi Chain Bridge.  Seen in this drone video by tom g bp, the bridge links  Adam Clark Square on the Buda (western) side of the Danube with Szécheny Square on the Pest (eastern) side.  Spanning 374 meters (1.23k ft.), it was considered a great feat of 19th century engineering when it was completed in 1849.

Kapellbrücke: Covered Swiss Bridge


Sunset at Kapellbrücke

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Check out this drone video of a famous bridge in Switzerland, compliments of Esteban Castle.  It's called Kapellbrücke, and it's a covered wooden footbridge over the Reusse River in Lucerne, the largest city in central Switzerland.  The bridge was built in the 14th century as part of the city's defensive system.  Kapellbrücke is the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe.  The 205 meter (672ft.) span was nearly destroyed by a fire in 1993; subsequently restored, it's one of the top tourist attractions in the region.  

New York's Queensboro Bridge


New York's Queensboro Bridge

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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 the borough of Queens over the East River.  The cantilevered bridge was opened in 1909, the same year as the Manhattan Bridge, which connects Lower Manhattan to the borough of Brooklyn.  The Queensboro Bridge is the point at which the New York Marathon crosses into Manhattan.  

Colorado, USA: Royal Gorge Bridge


Royal Gorge Flight in January


In this drone video by ADXGlock, you'll get a bird's eye view of one of the world's highest bridges.  Built in 1928, the Royal Gorge Bridge spans Royal Gorge in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, in the western USA.  The suspension bridge's 268 meter (880 ft.) main span sits almost 300 meters (855 ft.) above the Arkansas River.  It was the tallest bridge in the world (suspension or otherwise) until 2001 and the tallest suspension bridge for another two years after that before being superseded by two bridges in China.  

Thailand's Bridge on the River Kwai


Kanchanaburi Thailand 2017

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Contributor Flying Horizons used his DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this beautiful aerial tour of Kanchanaburi, an important cultural center lying a bit northwest of Bangkok.  The first half of the video features beautiful aerial footage of the infamous Bridge Over the River Kwai, a span over the Mae Klong River built by Imperial Japan in World War II with slave and POW labor which inspired a famous 1952 novel by French author Pierre Boulle that was later adapted to an Oscar-winning screenplay.

The Tacoma Narrows Bridges


Narrows Bridge Fire

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Check out this excellent 4k drone video of the twin-span Tacoma Narrows Bridge near Seattle, Washington, compliments of contributor cward360.  The older of the two bridges over the Puget Sound strait was completed in 1950, replacing the infamous Galloping Gertie bridge which collapsed within six months of opening in 1940.  Its main span of 853 meters (about 2.8k ft.) made it the world's third-longest suspension bridge when it opened.  The newer span opened in 2007 and now handles eastbound traffic. 

Stonecutters Bridge, Hong Kong


Hong Kong's Stonecutters Bridge

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If you've traveled from Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok Airport (the territory's main airport since 1998) to Kowloon or Hong Kong Island in the last dozen years, you have likely traversed the Stonecutters Bridge.  Seen here in this drone video by JN Drone, the cable-stayed bridge spans the Rambler Channel between the cape of Nam Wan Kok and Stonecutters Island.  Opened in 2009, it's the third-longest bridge of its type in the world as of 2019, with a total length of 1.6k meters or just over 5.2k ft.  

Greece's Rio–Antirrio Bridge


The Bridge

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AirVuz contributor John Kokotinis brings us this stunning drone video of the Rio-Antirrio Bridge, one of the modern wonders of Greece.  The cable-stayed structure spans the Gulf of Corinth, connecting the mainland of Central Greece with the city of Patras on the Peloponnese Peninsula.  With a total length of almost 2.9k meters (almost 9.5k ft.), it's one of the longest bridges of its type in the world; its longest span is just under 1.85k ft. or about 560 m.  The bridge was opened just before the Athens-hosted 2004 Summer Olympics.  

The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge


Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge


Contributor JohnnyWong created this drone video of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge, one of the world's largest infrastructure investments.  It's actually not a single bridge but three bridges, an underwater tunnel, and a series of artificial islands.  It connects the cities of Hong Kong and Macau, the two main cities at the mouth of the Pearl River estuary, both of which are semi-autonomous regions within China.  The span was completed in early 2018, and cost nearly US $20 billion to build.  

Norway's Hardanger Bridge


Hardanger Bridge, Norway | DJI Phantom 4 Pro

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Contributor and pilot Mike Miguel used a drone to aerially capture one of the most important bridges in Norway.  The Hardanger Bridge crosses a branch of the Hardanger Fjord in Hordaland County in Western Norway.  It connects the municipalities of Ullensvang and Ulvik, although its primary purpose was to shorten the driving time between the national capital Oslo and Bergen, the country's second largest city.  At 1.4k meters (about 4.5k ft.), it's the longest suspension bridge in Norway.

The Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge


Grand old gal! Vertical Lift Bridge Sunset!

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The Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge is one of the modern wonders of New England.  It spans the Cape Cod Canal in eastern Massachusetts, which separates the Cape from the mainland.  Completed in 1935, the 155 meter (510 ft.) main span creates 41 meters (about 135 meters) when raised.  At the time of construction, it was the world's longest vertical lift bridge; it's now the second-longest after New York's Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge.  Check out the famous bridge from above in this drone video by PO3SMITH.  

France's Valentré Bridge


P O N T V A L E N T R É | Cahors | Lot |  France

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The Valentré Bridge (Pont Valentré) is a historical landmark in Southern France.  It spans the Lot River near the town of Cahors, in the Lot Department of the official Occitanie region.  Situated on a strategic bend in the river, the bridge took most of the 14th century to complete.  Its construction is tied to a local legend concerning a pact that one of the bridge foremen made with the Devil to complete its construction.  You can check out the Pont Valentré from above in this drone video by CyRiLbkl.  

England's Clifton Suspension Bridge


Clifton Suspension Bridge | Bristol | DJI Mavic 2 Pro |

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Check out this drone video of England's famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, which was shot with a DJI Mavic Pro 2.  The bridge, completed in 1864, crosses the Avon River near the southwestern city of Bristol.  Considered one of the marvels of 19th century civil engineering, the bridge has a total length of a bit over 400 meters (about 1.35k ft.) and a height of just over 100 meters (330 ft.) above the river's high water mark, The video also features some excellent footage of the adjacent Clifton Observatory.

The Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis


Minneapolis Skyline & Stone Arch Bridge

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The Stone Arch Bridge crosses the Mississippi River at St. Anthony Falls, the historic heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It was built by railwayman James J. Hill in the late 1800's to provide transportation for the flour milling industry which turned Minneapolis into the USA's fastest growing city during its Gilded Age.  Now, the Stone Arch is a footbridge, providing the best views of the Falls and the adjacent downtown district.  See the Stone Arch from above in this drone video by contributor Gianlo.  

New York's Throggs Neck Bridge


Aerial View of Throgs Neck Bridge, New York, in 4K


The Throggs Neck Bridge is the newest and easternmost of the six bridges which span the East River in New York City.  Situated just east of the Bronx Whitestone Bridge, it carries the traffic of Interstate 295 from the Bay Terrace neighborhood of Queens to the Throggs Neck neighborhood in the Bronx. Opened in 1961, the longest span of the suspension bridge is 550 meters, or about 1.8k ft.  If you want to see the Throggs Neck from above, check out  this drone video by contributor and pilot Odessa1799.

The Duluth Aerial Bridge


Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge


Situated on Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota was once one of the most important cities in the USA's Midwest.  One of its best-known landmarks from its heyday in the early 1900's is the Aerial Lift Bridge.  Spanning the Duluth Canal, it opened in 1905 as the USA's first transporter bridge, and was converted to a lift bridge in the late 1920's.  Its design is crucial to allowing large vessels into the city's harbor, once the busiest in the country.  Check out these aerial views of the famous bridge, compliments of duluthaerial.  

Hong Kong's Ting Kau Bridge


DJI Inspire 2 X7 - Hong Kong Ting Kau Bridge


Hong Kong's Ting Kau Bridge is one of the major components of the Lantau Link, a giant 1990's infrastructure project which was critical to the construction of the territory's new airport on Chek Lap Kok Island, well to the west of the center city.  Opened in 1998, the world's first major four-span cable-stayed bridge crosses the Rambler Channel between Tsing Yi Island and the New Territories on the Chinese mainland.  Seen in this excellent drone video, the bridge has a total length of just under 1.2k meters (just under 3.9k ft.).

Angostura: Bridging the Orinoco


Angostura Bridge

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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, the Orinoco was not bridged until the construction of the Angostura Bridge near Bolivar, in the southeastern part of the country. Contributor and pilot DJIVzla Drone used a DJI Inspire drone to create this aerial video of the roughly 700 meter (about 2.3k ft.) suspension bridge, which was built in 1967 and until 2006 was the mighty river's only crossing.

Russia's Murom Bridge


Murom Bridge


Check out this drone video of one of Russia's most well-known bridges, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot romanblats.  The Murom Bridge spans the Oka River, a major Volga tributary which serves as the boundary between the oblasts (provinces) of Nizhny Novgorod and Vladimir.  Located just north (downstream) of its namesake city, the bridge has a total length of 1.4k meters (about 4.6k ft.); its longest individual span measures 231 meters or about 760 ft.  It's considered one of Russia's most advanced bridges.

Kuwait's Giant Causeway


Sheikh Jaber Al Sabah Causeway 4K / جسر الشيخ جابر الصباح l The Drone Life PK

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Kuwait's Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the Middle East.  Seen in this excellent drone video by The Drone Life PK, the just-completed bridge system spans Kuwait Bay in two places: a longer span between Kuwait City and the northern area of Subiya, and a shorter link connecting central KC to the Kuwait Entertainment City area near the head of the bay.  The longer link measures 36 km (about 21 mi.), making it the world's fourth-longest bridge as of 2019.  

London's Hammersmith Bridge


Hammersmith from the Sky | Rowing on the river Themes | London, UK | HD 4K Drone Flight


Check out this drone video of the fashionable West London district of Hammersmith, compliments of MariusMiginis.  The video captures some rowers on the River Thames, which marks the district's southwestern boundary.  It also features some excellent footage of the Hammersmith Bridge, which connects Hammersmith to the Richmond Borough on the river's south bank.  Completed in 1887, it has a length of 210 meters or 700 ft.  In April of 2019, the bridge was closed to motor traffic due to structural weakness, pending repairs.

Sri Lanka's Nine Arches Bridge


Nine Arches Bridge - Ella, Sri Lanka

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Check out this amazing drone video of one of Asia's most well-known bridges, compliments of contributor and pilot Michael McColl.  Sri Lanka's Nine Arch Bridge is located near the town of Demodara in the south-central part of the nation.  The bridge, so named because of its nine distinctive-looking arches, was a collaboration between a Sri Lankan designer and a British engineering firm.  The almost 25 meter (80 ft.) bridge runs for just over 90 meters (300 ft.) in total length.  It was completed in 1921.  

New Orleans' Huey P. Long Bridge


Huey P. Long Bridge Sunset

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Bumble Bee Productions brings us this beautiful sunset drone video of the Huey P. Long Bridge near New Orleans, Louisiana.  Spanning the Mississippi River just upstream from the Big Easy, the cantilevered steel through-truss bridge opened at the end of 1935.  It is named after the populist Louisiana Governor and Senator, who was assassinated earlier that year.  Expanded in the early 21st century at a cost of about $1.3 billion, it carries both rail and road traffic; its (shorter) road section measures almost 2.5k meters or about 8.1k ft..

France's Devil's Bridge


The three bridges of Céret

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Check out this drone video of a famous bridge in Southern France, compliments of AirVuz contributor Manx.Cat.  It's called the Devil's Bridge (Pont du Diable), and it's located in the town of Céret in the southeastern department of Pyrénées-Orientales.  Built in the first half of the 14th century, the bridge spans the Tech River.  Its single arch of 149 ft. (about 45 m) made it the longest bridge of its type in the world when it was completed.  Its name derives from a local legend, in which the Devil played a role in its construction.  

Florida's Sunshine Skyway Bridge


Sunshine Skyway Bridge

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Top AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Bumble Bee Productions brings us this fantastic aerial view of the Florida's famous Sunshine Skyway Bridge near Tampa.  The cable-stayed is the southernmost and the longest of the four bridges which span Tampa Bay.  Completed in 1987, it has a total length of 6.7 km or 4.1 mi., with a longest single span of 366 meters or about 1.1k ft.  The bridge replaced an earlier structure which catastrophically collapsed when struck by a cargo ship in 1980, killing 35 motorists and passengers.

New York's Tappan Zee Bridge


Tappan Zee Bridge, New York


AirVuz contributor Santiago brings us this amazing aerial of the New York City's Tappan Zee Bridge.  The bridge spans the Hudson River at one of its widest points, connecting the towns of Tarrytown and Nyack.  The original bridge here opened in 1955.  Designed to last only 50 years, it was crumbling by the early 2000's.  The new bridge, which is officially called the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, opened in 2017.  The twin cable-stayed span has a total length of about three mi. or around five km.  

Brisbane, Australia: The Story Bridge


River Lights - Brisbane Australia : DJI Air 3

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AirVuz contributor Oz Straya Panoramas used a DJI Air 3 drone to create this marvelous aerial view of one of the most-recognized landmarks of Brisbane, Australia: the Story Bridge.  Completed in 1940, the cantilever bridge spans the Brisbane River between the northern and southern suburbs of Australia's third-largest city, capital of the state of Queensland, and host of the 2032 Summer Olympics.  With a total length of about 2.5k ft. (777 m), it is the longest bridge of its type in the country.  

Switzerland's Landwasser Viaduct


Landwasser Viaduct (Grisons, Switzerland)

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AirVuz contributor and pilot Kpax brings us this fantastic aerial view of a famous railway bridge in the Swiss Alps.  It's called the Landwasser Viaduct, and it connects two towns in the canton of Grisons across the bridge's namesake river.  Its curved design lets passengers on the Rhaetian Railway (which operates the line) see the lead cars enter the Landwasser Tunnel.  With its tight curve and 2% grade, the construction of the viaduct (completed in 1902) was considered a major engineering feat.  

The USA's New Portland Wire Bridge


The Wire Bridge

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Check out this drone video of a famous bridge in the USA's New England region, compliments of contributor rdrivas.  It's called the New Portland Wire Bridge and it's in the interior town of New Portland in the state of Maine.  It's a cable suspension bridge which was opened in 1866, right after the end of the US Civil War.  It's believed to be one of the last bridges of this design in existence.  The 57 meter (188 ft.) long bridge spans the Carrabassett River.  It's listed on the US Register of Historic Places

Morocco's Mohammed VI Bridge


Pont Med VI - Aerial Cinematic Shots - by DRONE REVEAL ( Morocco )

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AirVuz contributor Drone Reveal brings us this fantastic drone video of the Mohammed VI Bridge in Rabat, Morocco.  Named after the current (2020) King of this North African country, the bridge spans the Bouregreg River.  The cable-stayed bridge has a total length of 950 meters or about 3.2k ft; its longest single span is 376 meters or a bit over 1.2k ft.  The bridge was completed in 2016, following a half-decade construction period.  The bridge's towers are designed to be shaped like doors, symbolizing a doorway into Morocco's capital city.  

France's Pegasus Bridge


Pegasus Bridge (Pont de Ranville)


Check out this drone video of a famous World War II site in northwestern France, compliments of AirVuz contributor morpheuseric.  The subject of the video is Pegasus Bridge, which crosses the Caen Canal in Normandy.  Originally known as the Bénouville Bridge, the span was one of the first objectives in the Allied D-Day invasion of France in early June of 1944.  The capture of the bridge was part of Operation Deadstick, a glider operation undertaken by a crack British Army unit in the opening hours of the invasion.  

Westgate Bridge: Melbourne, Australia


Huge Containership Passing Under Westgate Bridge with Melbourne City as the Backdrop


In this drone video by Steffshots, you'll get a bird's eye view of a giant containership heading under the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne, Australia.  Opened in 1978, the cable-stayed bridge spans the Yarra River and connects the Melbourne CBD with the city's western suburbs.  The bridge has a total length of about 2.6k meters or around 8.5k ft..  Its clearance of 58 meters (190 ft.) permits the passage of the largest containerships in and out of Australia's busiest seaport.  It's one of the busiest stretches of road in Australia.  

Turkey's Çanakkale 1915 Bridge


1915 Canakkale Bridge

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Check out this drone video of the giant Çanakkale 1915 Bridge under construction in Turkey, compliments of top AirVuz contributor and pilot jesus_tr.  The bridge spans the Dardanelles Strait in the northwestern part of the country.  The suspension bridge's main span will be 2,023 meters long (just over 6.6k ft), the precise length symbolizing the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic in 2023.  When the bridge is completed, its main span length will surpass Japan's Akashi Kaikyō Bridge to become the longest in the world.  

South Korea's Incheon Bridge


Incheon Bridge, KOREA

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The Incheon Bridge is one of the engineering marvels of South Korea.  Seen in this drone video by ViDeo Creator jP, the span connects Yeongjongdo Island with the mainland city of Incheon.  Opened in 2009, the bridge has a total length of 13 mi. or 21 km.  It's longest single segment is 2.6k ft. long, (800 m), the longest cable-stayed span in South Korea.  A major piece of infrastructure, the bridge shortened the driving time from the southern part of Greater Seoul to Incheon International Airport, South Korea's busiest, by over an hour.  

Romania's Anghel Saligny Bridge


The Anghel Saligny Bridge from Cernavoda, Romania

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Check out this drone video of a famous bridge in eastern Romania, compliments of former Drone Video of the Week Winner Nelstill.  The Anghel Saligny Bridge crosses the Danube River, connecting the regions of Muntenia (the eastern part of the historical region of Wallachia) and the region of Dobrogea to its east.  The railroad truss bridge has a total length of just over 2.6k meters (about 8.6k ft.); its longest single span of 190 meters or 520 ft.   When it was completed in 1895, it was one of the longest bridges in the world.

Canada's Confederation Bridge


Confederation Bridge linking PEI to the rest of Canada


Barely 20 years old, Confederation Bridge is one of the most well known spans in Canada.  Opened in 1997, the bridge connects the Maritime provinces of Prince Edward Island with New Brunswick.  The bridge's total length is just under 13 km (8 mi.), and it's built in over 40 segments.  Built at a cost of over C$1B, it's also known as the "Fixed Link", and is the only connection between PEI and the mainland.  In this drone video from johnmacneill2471, you can check out the bridge from a bird's eye perspective.  

Portugal's 25 de Abril Bridge


Ponte 25 abril and christ rei on a foggy day Portugal

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While Lisbon is many centuries old, two of its most well-known landmarks are of much more recent vintage.  Situated adjacent to one another, together they are probably the most well-recognized site in the great Portuguese capital city: the 25th of April (25 de Abril) Bridge over the Tagus River, which was completed in 1966, and the Christ the King (Cristo del Rey) statue near its southern terminus, which dates to 1959.  You can see them both as they shimmer in the fog in this beautiful drone video by AirVuz contributor and pilot Aldo.  

California's Bixby Bridge


Bixby Bridge


The Bixby Bridge is one of the most iconic sights of California.  Located on State Route 1, near the northern end of the famed Big Sur route along the Pacific coastline, south of Monterey.  Seen in this drone video by AirVuz contributor and pilot krystil_king_fpv, the bridge spans its namesake canyon.  With a height of 85 meters (about 270 ft.) it was the tallest single-span bridge in the world when it opened in 1932.  The bridge earned additional fame when it appeared in the opening credits of the hit HBO mini-series Big Little Lies.  

Washington State's High Steel Bridge


High Steel Bridge Washington State

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Check out this drone video of a famous bridge in the Pacific Northwest state of Washngton, compliments of contributor cward360.  It's called the High Steel Bridge, and it crosses the Skokomish River near Shelton, south of the Olympic Peninsula.  Completed in 1929, the arch truss bridge was constructed to enable harvesting of previously inaccessible timber.  It was built by the Simpson Logging Company, which also constructed the nearby Vance Creek Bridge.  Rising 114 meters (375 ft.) above the river, it's one of the USA's highest bridges.  

The West Gate Bridge, Melbourne, Australia


West Gate Bridge at Peak Hour and Bird Swarm

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The West Gate Bridge is one of the more prominent landmarks in the city of Melbourne, Australia.  Seen in this excellent drone video by top AirVuz contributor Gizmo Drones, the bridge spans the Yarra River near its mouth on Port Phillip Bay, just west of the Melbourne Central Business District.  The bridge's main span is just over 1.1k ft. long (336 meters), and is 190 ft. (just under 60 meters) over the water.  With ten lanes of traffic, it is the main western artery into Melbourne and one of Austraialia's busiest stretches of road. 

The UK's Mersey Gateway Bridge


Autumn Sunrise over the Mersey Gateway Bridge

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AirVuz contributor Albion Drones brings us this excellent drone video of the Mersey Gateway Bridge, one of the UK's most expensive bridges.  Completed in 2017, it spans both the Mersey River and the parallel Manchester Canal in Cheshire, one of the counties of the North West England region.  Situated about 1.5 km (around a mile) upstream of the older Silver Jubilee Bridge, the newer span has a total length of about 1.4 mi. or around 2.2 km.  The video was filmed with a DJI Air 3 drone at sunrise.    

St. Petersburg, Russia's Bolshoy Obukhovsky Bridge




For a first upload to AirVuz, new contributor yes.tomorrow brings us this excellent drone video of a fog-covered bridge in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia.  It's called the Bolshoy Obukhovsky Bridge, and it spans the Neva River southeast of the center city.   Its first span opened in 2004 its second in 2007, it's the city's only Neva River bridge which is not a drawbridge.  The longest span of the cable-stayed bridge is 382 meters or about 1.25k ft., one of the longest in Russia.  It's total length is 2.8k meters or about 9.3k ft.     

England's Ribblehead Viaduct


Ribblehead viaduct - Perfect timing


AirVuz contributor Jabomedia got some perfect timing to film a train crossing England's famous Ribblehead Viaduct.  The The 1.3k ft. (400 m) train bridge opened in 1875 to carry trains across a valley in North Yorkshire, England.  The bridge was one of the key pieces of infrastructure to allow frequent and smooth north-south train passage between the UK regions of England and Scotland.  Like Scotland's Glenfinnan Viaduct (which was built a few decades later), the Ribblehead Viaduct has been seen in numerous movies and TV shows.    

Poland's Rędziński Bridge


Flying thru cable bridge


Take in this first person view (FPV) drone video of Poland's longest bridge, compliments of new AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot cine_ghost.  It's called the Rędziński Bridge, and it's a cable-stayed span across the Oder River in the southwestern city of Wrocław.  Completed in 2011 the bridge has a total length of 1.1 mi. (1.7 km), and its pylon is 400 ft. tall (about 120 m).  The bridge was designed by a prominent engineering professor at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology.  

Vietnam's Nhật Tân Bridge


Nhat Tan Bridge-Hanoi Vietnam 5K


The Nhật Tân Bridge is one of the modern marvels of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.  Seen in this excellent video by former Drone Video of the Week Winner davetke2002, the cable-stayed span crosses the Red River and connects the central city with Noi Bai International Airport, the country's second-busiest.  With five towers representing the five ancient gates of Hanoi, the bridge has a total length of 5.2 miles (8.3 km) and four individual spans of 984 ft. (300 m) each.  Completed in 2015, its unique lighting system was added in 2017.   

The USA's Navajo Bridge


Navajo Bridge

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Get an aerial view of one of America's tallest bridges, compliments of contributor and pilot Luiz Gerbase.  The Navajo Bridge in the Southwestern USA state of Arizona is actually two separate spans over the Colorado River.  The original bridge opened in 1929 and is 250 meters long (834 ft.).  The second span, which is 23 meters (75 ft.) longer, opened in 1995 and now handles all vehicular traffic.  With a height of about 142 meters (around 470 ft.), both rank amongst the country's ten tallest bridges. 

Bulgaria's Asparuhovo Bridge


4k Drone Video From Asparuhovo Bridge, Varna


AirVuz contributor and pilot nikolov_tn brings us this drone video of the Asparuhov Bridge in Varna, Bulgaria.  The bridge connects two districts of Bulgaria's third-largest city, spanning the canals which connect Lake Varna on the west with the Black Sea to the east.  Opened in 1976, the continuous-beam structure has a total length of just over 2k meters or around 6.7k ft.  Reconstructed in the 1990's, the bridge is an important part of the infrastructure of Bulgaria's main port city and is also popular with bungee-jumpers.  

Greece's Euripus Bridge by FPV


The Bridge of Chalkida

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Former Drone Video of the Week Winner kostas Gur brings us this excellent first person view (FPV) video of a well-known bridge in Greece.  Known formally as the Euripus Bridge, it connects the city of Chalkida (Chalcis) on the island of Euboea with the Greek mainland to its west.  Opened in 1993, the cable-stayed span over the Euripus Strait has a total length of just under 2.3k ft. (a bit under 700 m).  It's the newer and longer of the two modern-era bridges which span the strait, which was originally bridged during the Antiquity.  

France's Charles Albert Bridge


Pont de la Caille

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New contributor Eric Garnier brings us this excellent drone video of a historic bridge in the French Alps region.  Variously known as the Caille Bridge and the Charles-Albert Bridge, it crosses a gorge of the Usses River separating the communes of Allonzier-la-Caille and Cruseilles in the department of Haute-Savoie.  The 630 ft. (192 m) steel suspension bridge was completed in 1839.   Since 1928, it's been complemented by a second bridge, also seen in the video: the Caquot Bridge or the New Bridge (Pont Neuf), a concrete arch structure.  

Switzerland's Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge


Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge (Valais, Switzerland)

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Check out this dramatic drone video of a famous suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps, compliments of contributor Kpax.  It's called the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, and it's located near the town of Randa in the southwestern canton of Valais.  Part of the hiking trail which connects the towns of Grächen and Zermatt, the bridge has a length of just under 500 meters or about 1.6k ft.  It's the second-longest pedestrian hanging bridge in the world.  Completed in 2017, it replaced another bridge which had been damaged in a rock slide.

Ireland's Boyne Valley Bridge


Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge | Co. Louth / Meath | Ireland

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The Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge is one of the longest and most modern spans in Ireland.  It provides a crossing to the Boyne River just west of the town of Drogheda on the line between Counties Louth and Meath in the northeastern corner of the Republic.  Seen in this drone video by ireland_from_air, the bridge has a length of just over 1.15k ft. or around 352 m.  Opened in 2003, it was Ireland's longest cable-stayed bridge for a half-dozen years until being surpassed by the River Suir Bridge.  

The Bridges of Portland, Oregon


Willamette River Bridges | Portland, OR


Portland, Oregon is sometimes called "Bridge City", and when you see this drone video by AirVuz contributor onewheeldrone you'll see why.  His video opens with a shot looking downstream on the Williamette River, showing (in order) the Ross Island, Tilikum Crossing, and Marquam Bridges; downtown Portland, on the western bank of the river, is on the left.  Continuing downstream, you'll see the Hawthorne, SE Morrison, Burnside, and Steel Bridges.  Further downstream and not shown are two more spans: the NW Broadway and Fremont Bridges.  

Florence: City of Bridges


Florence, Italy

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Florence, Italy, the capital of the country's Tuscany region, is situated on the banks of the Arno River, one of the country's most important waterways.  As much as any city on earth, the city is inseparabe from its bridges.  In this drone video by Lego, you'll get a marvelous bird's eye view of the great city's numerous spans.  The centerpiece is the Ponte Vecchio with its distinctive enclosed design.  The current rendition dates to the 14th century, but it's believed there was a bridge here during Roman times.  

Geoje Island Bridge, South Korea


Busan / Geoje Island Bridge, South Korea

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In this excellent drone video by AirVuz contributor FSJR, you'll get a nice aerial view of the Geoje Island Bridge in South Korea.  Completed in 2010, the span is a key link in the new route that connects Geoje Island with Busan, South Korea's second-largest city and home of its largest seaport.  Prior to its completion, traveling from Busan to the island required a three+ hour drive along the southern coastline to access a bridge on the western side of the island or a two hour ferry ride; the route now takes about 40 minutes.  

France's Transporter Bridge


The Transporter Bridge


AirVuz contributor DRHON-EL brings us this excellent drone video of a historic bridge in Southern France.  The Rochefort-Martrou Transporter Bridge spans the Charente River between the towns of Rochefort and Échillais in the department of Charente-Maritime.  Built in the last years of the 19th century, it attains a maximum height of 218 ft. (about 66 m) and has a total length of 576 ft. (about 175 m).  Abandoned in 1967, the bridge was subsequently refurbished in the 1990's and has since been classified as a national historical monument.  

The I-35W Bridge, Minneapolis


I-35W Bridge, Minneapolis


The greatest tragedy to strike modern Minneapolis, Minnesota occurred on August 1, 2007, when the I-35W Bridge over the Mississippi River collapsed during evening rush hour.  The structural failure killed thirteen people and injured 145 (including dozens of children on a school bus), dominating international news headlines for days.  In this video, gopher drone gives us an aerial view of the replacement bridge, which was (improbably) completed by the first anniversary of the collapse.



Isolation Dronie - Columbus, OH


DRONED Preview: Capilano Bridge

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Buda Castle Quarter

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Istanbul: One Vision


New York's Verrazano Bridge


Forth Bridges, Scotland.

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