I love bridges!
China has some of the best bridges in the world.
Anji Bridge is the oldest bridge still in existence in the world. The name translates to “Safe Crossing Bridge” and it was constructed between 595 to 605 during the Sui Dynasty. It’s total length is 167 feet (50.82 m) and it crosses the Xiao River. This bridge has survived 8 wars, 10 major floods and numerous earthquakes; only the ornamental railings have been replaced every few hundred years. In 1991, the Anji Bridge was named among the world cultural relics of civil engineering which makes it as famous as the Eiffel Tower, Panama Canal and the Pyramids in Egypt.
I love stone bridges!
Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge
The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge is the world’s longest bridge spanning 102.4 miles (164.8 K). This bridge is the viaduct on the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway which opened in 2011.
This bridge seems to go right up to the horizon!
Sidu River Bridge
The Sidu River Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It opened in 2009 and spans a 500 meter deep valley.
Imagine the view from the top!
Now, those are some really cool bridges but I think I’ve found the most romantic bridge ever!
Stone bridge over canal in Beijing Black Bamboo Forest
This bridge is in the Black Bamboo Forest in Beijing, China. The reflection in the canal completes the circle making me think of a ring. What could be more romantic than that?
In my novel, Hong Kong Treasure, Deshi and Annie travel to Beijing and I like to imagine them crossing this bridge while holding hands.
So to answer the question in my title – Yes, I believe bridges can be romantic! Anywhere you are with the one you love can be romantic.
Anyone have any romantic experiences on bridges? I’d love to hear about them.
Sources: wikipedia.org, http://www.highestbridges.com, http://www.chinaculture.org and http://www.asce.org
Hong Kong Treasure – A deadly Philippines typhoon stole Annie’s memory. Now, can a handsome Chinese stranger save her from the danger she has forgotten?
Coming this September!