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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 8 March 2021

Dubai Water Canal Bridge named one of the most beautiful bridges in the world

Conde Naste Traveller magazine lists twisting structure among most stunning crossings

Dubai Water Canal Bridge has been named one of the most beautiful bridges in the world by Conde Nast Traveller.

The magazine put the unique footbridge alongside other eye-catching bridges , such as California's Golden Gate Bridge and the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland.

The kaleidoscope-like walkway is notable for its aluminium-clad truss, which protects pedestrians from the sun's glare but still offers glimpses of the Dubai skyline.

Conde Nast Traveller said the unusual twisting design "evokes the movement and motion when crossing from one bank to the other".

The designers of the bridge say it is representative of the "future and the dynamic vision of Dubai", with pedestrians experiencing a "highly ethereal passage".

It is one of three footbridges that span the Dubai Water Canal project that was completed in the Jumeirah area in 2017.

Also included in the Conde Nast Traveller list is Vietnam's Golden Bridge, nestled in the Ba Na Hills near Da Nang.

The structure, made from fibreglass and wire mesh, features giant hands, designed to look like stone structures, holding the bridge in the air.

Other crossings include the eight-kilometre long Oresund Bridge, which connects Denmark to Sweden in the longest combined road and rail link in Europe.

Also featured is the Glenfinnan Viaduct located at the top of Loch Shiel in Scotland's western Highlands. It features in the Harry Potter films as the railway leading to Hogwarts.

Updated: February 13, 2021 11:45 AM

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