With the technological boom of the last century came a huge increase in construction capability, and rivers, seas or valleys which were once thought to be completely uncrossable were finally overcome by the advent of numerous new, spectacular bridges. So in honour of these incredible engineering achievements, we have selected our favourite few bridges from around the world. We have the very old, the very new, the very-nearly-finished, the very long and of course the ones which just look very, very cool. Take your pick!I've climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge and ridden a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I've also seen the San Diego-Coronado Bridge from a distance and used to pass the Akashi-Kaikyo bridge on the train when I took business trips to Japan. I'd love to see the rest!
(HT Tyler Cowen)