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15 MOST IMPRESSIVE Bridges in the World

The video showcases "15 MOST IMPRESSIVE Bridges in the World". The Genji Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie, China, comes in at number 15. Kaju Bridge in India, built on top of an older bridge around 1650 and functions as a bridge and weir, is honorably mentioned. Seven more impressive bridges are featured, including the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado, which remains the highest bridge in the United States, and the world's steepest bridge, the Filippi Giordano Bridge in Genoa, Italy. The Hi-Technology Bridge in Jejung Province is also highlighted, designed by Hyun Chang and highly popular with visitors.

  • 00:00:00 In this section, the speaker counts down the 15 coolest bridges from around the world. The bridge that comes in at number 15 is the Genji Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie, China, which is situated in a natural preserve known for its natural wonders, such as the Tianzi Mountain range and ancient forests. The bridge is 400 feet long and 900 feet high, and one of its main attractions is its glass construction, which allows visitors to see the natural landscape below while walking on a massive structure made of delicate material. The Genji Glass Bridge opened in the summer of 2016 and has quickly become one of the most popular attractions in the area, despite some issues with the bridge's safety in the past. 
  • 00:05:00 in this section, the video features the Kaju Bridge in India, which was built on top of an older bridge around 1650. The structure consists of 23 stone arches and is about 430 feet long and nearly 40 feet wide. It functions as both a bridge and a weir, with sluice gates built under the archways still used today to regulate the flow of the river for irrigation. The upper part of the bridge has a large central aisle originally designed for horse-drawn carts flanked on either side by a pedestrian walk. The intricate pattern of vaults and inlets provides cooling down for pedestrians, even during the hottest months of the year. The bridge also has a split pavilion halfway through, which has been recorded to have been sat in by Shah Abbas II to admire the beauty of the river.
  • 00:10:00 In this section of the video, the narrator highlights seven more impressive bridges from around the world. The first bridge mentioned is the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado, which remains the highest bridge in the United States and was once known as the world's highest suspension bridge. The bridge crosses the Arkansas River 955 feet above the water and can accommodate six lanes of vehicles. Its main span between the two towers is 880 feet long and its total length is 1260 feet. Despite being a little scary to cross, the Royal Gorge Bridge is a contemporary marvel that attracts thousands of visitors each year.
  • 00:15:00 In this section, the transcript excerpt discusses the world's steepest bridge as well as three other impressive bridges in China and other countries. The world's steepest bridge is the Filippi Giordano Bridge in Genoa, Italy, which was built in 1984. The bridge rises at a 5.1% gradient on the Tatori prefecture side and 6.1% on the Shimane prefecture side, making it the steepest bridge in the world. Another impressive bridge is the Seadoo River Bridge in Chongqing, China, which hangs over 1,600 feet above a canyon floor and is part of China's expanding highway system. The Cedar River Bridge in Guizhou Province, China, is the world's longest hanging bridge and has a length of 5,408 feet. Lastly, the Ruyi Bridge in Zeijang Province, China, is a unique bridge with a walkway 460 feet above the ground and a glass-bottom structure. 
  • 00:20:00 In this section, the YouTube video features the Hi-Technology Bridge, a curving piece of architecture designed by Hyun Chang, a steel structure specialist at the China Metal Structure Association. The bridge, located in Jejung Province, is highly popular with visitors, having attracted over 200,000 people already. The bridge's design is influenced by the ruyi shape of Chinese folklore, which represents strength and good fortune. The bridge is also one of many mind-bending bridges in China, including the glass bridge in Guangdong Province, the Grand Canyon Skywalk, and the Tianmen Skywalk. Despite being a bit death-defying, these glass bridges have become a trend in China, offering an immersive experience and easier observation.
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