You can find bridges of all shapes and sizes around the world, but no matter where they are, they’re all there to get people from point A to point B. Even if photographers aren’t interested in getting from point A to point B, they might be interested in the bridge itself.
Of course, not every bridge is a great bridge. A great bridge has a fascinating structure. It’s man-made but becomes part of the landscape, too. It has a functional purpose but is known for its unique architecture. Sometimes it’s not the bridge itself, but the location that makes it special. As a photographer, you get to show all these sides of a bridge.
Bridges are in many ways a perfect subject for photography. They have strong leading lines. If they’re long, you can use them for a vanishing point perspective. You could portray the cultural aspect of bridges or the architectural details. A lot of bridges have interesting surroundings, like cities, rivers, or landscapes, that make them photo-ready.
Here’s a list with 20 bridges from all over the world that are great for photography. Each bridge has two photos to show two different ways of capturing its unique beauty.