Iron Bridge

photo credit ell brown

The Iron Bridge crosses the River Severn spanning the Ironbridge Gorge. The bridge was completed in 1779 and opened in New Year's Day 1781. The bridge was the first of its kind and because of this construction was based on carpentry methods.

Ponte Vecchio

photo credit Robert Scarth

Located in Florence, Italy (Firenze, Italia), the Ponte Vecchio spans the Arno River. Built and destroyed several times, it was last rebuilt in 1345. The Ponte Vecchio is notable for still having shops along it.

Tower Bridge

photo credit Anirudh Koul

The Tower bridge spans the river Thames linking the London boroughs Tower Hamlets and Southwark. The bridge, a combination bascule and suspension bridge, opened in 1894.