20 of the Best Bridges in the World for Photography

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.

1. Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, CA, United States

Frank Schulenburg — The Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge

Frank Schulenburg — The Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge in the fog

2. Tower Bridge

London, England

Paul Shears — The Three Towers
tower bridge london

Dragan — London Tower Bridge
Long exposure of traffic on Tower Bridge London at nIght

3. Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney, Australia

Wyncliffe — More Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge

Nicki Mannix — Under The Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4. Ponte Vecchio

Florence, Italy

Christian Schirrmacher — Florenz – Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio, Florence in the evening

Tim Sackton — Ponte Vecchio, Night
Ponte Vecchio, Florence at night

5. Charles Bridge

Prague, Czech Republic

john mcsporran — Prague
Charles Bridge and two other bridges in Prague, Czech Republic

Roman Boed — Prague: Charles Bridge in the Mist
Charles Bridge in the fog, Prague, Czech Republic

6. Akashi Kaikyō Bridge

Kobe, Japan

Manish Prabhune — Akashi Kaikyo Bridge World, Hyogo, Japan
Akashi Kaikyo Brigde

halfrain — Break 05
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

7. Millau Viaduct

Millau, France

Allan Harris — Millau Viaduct
Millau Viaduct France

Corentin Foucaut — Viaduc de Millau
Millau viaduct France

8. Si-o-seh pol

Isfahan, Iran

Kamyar Adl — Si-o-se Pol
Si-o-se Pol bridge Iran

Richard Weil — Si-o-se Pol bridge Ispahan Iran
Si-o-se Pol bridge Iran f

9. Brooklyn Bridge

New York, NY, United States

Jonathan Gross — Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge, New York

Clément Belleudy — Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge New York in Black and White

10. U Bein Bridge

Amarapura, Myanmar

Jason Eppink — sunset at U Bein’s Bridge
U Bein Bridge Burma

momo — Big Round Sunset
U Bein Bridge, Burma at sunset

11. Erasmus Bridge

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Roman Boed — Rotterdam: Erasmus Bridge
Erasmus Bridge Rotterdam at night

Marja van Bochove — Erasmus’s harp
Erasmus Bridge Rotterdam close-up on detail

12. Victoria Falls Bridge

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Livingston, Zambia

Harvey Barrison — Victoria Falls
victoria falls bridge

Steve Jurvetson — Victoria Falls
victoria falls bridge

13. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

Giuseppe Milo — Carrick-a-rede, Northern Ireland
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Tony Webster — Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

14. Bixby Creek Bridge

Big Sur, CA, United States

Brandon — Bixby Creek Bridge
Bixby Creek Bridge

Ron W — Bixby Creek Bridge
Bixby Creek Bridge

15. Henderson Waves Bridge

Mount Faber Park, Singapore

Schristia — Henderson Waves Bridge, Singapore
Henderson Waves bridge

digitalpimp. — Passage.
Henderson Waves bridge

16. Bosphorus Bridge

Istanbul, Turkey

mehmet bilgin — Bosphorus Bridge
Bosphorus Bridge Turkey

Esin Üstün — Ships on the Bosphorus and the Bridge, Istanbul
Bosphorus Bridge Turkey

17. The Forth Bridge

Firth of Forth, Scotland

Chris Combe — Forth Bridge Blues
Forth Bridge Scotland

Adrian Snood — The Forth Bridge: Scotland
Forth Bridge Scotland

18. Confederation Bridge

Prince Edward Island/New Brunswick, Canada

Jamie McCaffrey — Confederation Bridge
Confederation Bridge

Phillip Grondin — Pont de la Confédération/Confederation Bridge
Confederation Bridge

19. Double Helix Bridge

Marina Bay, Singapore

Steve Collis — Double Helix Bridge Panorama
Double Helix Bridge Singapore

Bernard Tey — Curves & Beams
Double Helix Bridge Singapore

20. Millenium Bridge

London, England

Mauricio Lima — Saint Pauls and Millenium Bridge
Millenium Bridge London

Michiel Jelijs — Millenium Bridge
Millenium Bridge London