These Beautiful Bridges To Nowhere Mysteriously Exist All Over The World

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A number of mysterious bridges from around the world seemingly lead to nowhere. Their origins tend to differ; they are sometimes caused by a highway that lost funding, a worker strike, or the end result of a natural disaster. Whatever the reason, pictures of bridges that literally lead to nowhere are weird, yet strangely beautiful things to look at. Below are some of our favorites.

1. Ketchikan, Alaska.

Ketchikan, Alaska.

2. Maungaparua Stream, New Zealand.

Maungaparua Stream, New Zealand.

3. Vosges, France.

Vosges, France.

4. Ramsenthal, Germany.

Ramsenthal, Germany.

5. Taiwan.


6. Monroe, Florida.

Monroe, Florida.

7. North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

8. St. Louis, Missouri.

St. Louis, Missouri.

9. Big Flats, New York.

Big Flats, New York.

10. Eisenbahn, Germany.

Eisenbahn, Germany.

11. Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

12. Guyhirn Wash, U.K.

Guyhirn Wash, U.K.

13. D & RG Narrow Gauge Trestle, Colorado.

D & RG Narrow Gauge Trestle, Colorado.

14. East Midlands, U.K.

East Midlands, U.K.

15. Somerset, Bermuda.

Somerset, Bermuda.

16. Lancaster Canal, U.K.

Lancaster Canal, U.K.

17. Kinzua Viaduct, Pennsylvania.

Kinzua Viaduct, Pennsylvania.

18. Miles Glacier Bridge, Alaska.

Miles Glacier Bridge, Alaska.

19. Viaduc de Monti, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

Viaduc de Monti, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

20. South Platte River, Colorado.

South Platte River, Colorado.

21. Avignon, France.

Avignon, France.

22. Dartmoor, U.K.

Dartmoor, U.K.

23. Birmingham, England.

Birmingham, England.

24. Unknown Location.

Unknown Location.

25. Belhaven, Scotland.

Belhaven, Scotland.

26. Maldonado, Uruguay.

Maldonado, Uruguay.

27. Euskirchen, Germany.

Euskirchen, Germany.

28. San Gabriel Mountains, California.

San Gabriel Mountains, California.

29. Viaduc du Carrei, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

Viaduc du Carrei, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

30. East Wichel, U.K.

East Wichel, U.K.

31. Mindenville, New York.

Mindenville, New York.

32. Chennai, India.

Chennai, India.

33. Toulouse, France.

Toulouse, France.

34. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

35. Bryan, Texas.

Bryan, Texas.

36. Sealy, Texas.

Sealy, Texas.

37. British Columbia, Canada.

British Columbia, Canada.

38. Quebec, Canada.

Quebec, Canada.

39. Castrop-Rauxel-Merklinde, Germany.

Castrop-Rauxel-Merklinde, Germany.

40. Strepy-Bracquegnies, Hainaut, Belgium.

Strepy-Bracquegnies, Hainaut, Belgium.

41. Green Elm, Texas.

Green Elm, Texas.

(via atlasobscura)

I wonder what unfamiliar passersby would think of these lonely bridges in the middle of nowhere. They almost look like odd ceremonial structures from a long-deceased culture.


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