From Norway to the United States, Musement shares seven bridges that offer the best views of waterfalls.
We’ve taken a look at some of the world’s most impressive bridges as well as at some of the most mesmerizing waterfalls, so this time, we thought we’d combine the two and discover some bridges that offer the best view of waterfalls from which you can admire the cascading natural wonder. Here’s a look at seven.
1. Vøringsfossen, Norway
The newest addition to the bunch, the Vøringsfossen bridge was designed by architect Architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk, who had been plotting the structure for the better part of a decade. Situated over the 535-foot Vøringsfossen waterfall, the footbridge itself climbs from 52 to 150 feet, and it’s an all-around breathtaking experience.
2. Victoria Falls Bridge, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Inaugurated in 1905, this incredible bridge crosses the Zambezi River along the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The bridge stands 420 feet high and spans 650 feet. While it’s used for traffic, tourists can visit the lower deck for a historical overview coupled with a spectacular view of Victoria Falls.
3. Minoo Falls Bridge, Japan
Minoo Park sits on Osaka’s outskirts, a lovely retreat for anyone seeking a reprieve from the urban hustle and bustle. The park has an easy hiking trail, but its true treat is a 108-foot waterfall offset by a gorgeous orange footbridge that ups the specialness of admiring the natural wonder.
4. Steel Bridge, Brazil
Iguazu Falls are no joke. Straddling Argentina and Brazil, the astounding wonder runs for nearly one-and-a-half miles. Comprised of 200 waterfalls falling 230 feet that flank both sides of a gorge, Iguazu Falls is the world’s largest. Seeing these falls is one of the most spectacular experiences you can imagine, and the steel bridge gives visitors an up-close-and-personal glimpse of the wondrous cascades.
5. Benson Bridge, Oregon
A spectacular place year-round, especially for fall foliage, the Columbia River Gorge boasts the exquisite Multnomah Falls is a two-tier 611-foot-tall cascade. Benson Bridge, several hundred feet up, offers a vantage point that’s unbelievably sublime.
6. Rainbow International Bridge, Niagara Falls
This arch bridge over the Niagara River gorge connects New York to Ontario, Canada. The world-famous falls drop 167 feet. 202 feet high and 950-feet long, Rainbow International Bridge, can be crossed on foot, by bike, or in the car, and offers sweeping panoramas of the waterfall.
7. Old Palaiokaria Bridge, Greece
While the 16th-century bridge in Kalambaka is no longer in use, we couldn’t resist including it because the ambiance is unparalleled and secondly, it has a rich history. Today, the 85-foot longe bridge is no longer in use. Though once upon a time, it connected Thessaly to Epirus, and today it’s juxtaposed against a gorgeous 40-foot waterfall that makes for an Instagram-worthy snap.