Architecture studio Christ & Gantebein recently completed the New Aare Bridge in Switzerland, which drew praise for its "timeless" sculptural concrete form.
From Australia to Turkey, here are 10 bridges from the Dezeen archive that have made a statement with their striking designs.
Christ & Gantenbein designed this sculptural concrete bridge, which features five arches of varying widths across the Aare River in Aaru, Switzerland.
The structure has replaced a concrete crossing built in 1949 and features a pattern of vertical lines that takes cues from the town's stone buildings and medieval houses.
Cody Dock Rolling Bridge is a striking footbridge in east London by British designer Thomas Randall-Page that rotates via manual levers to let boats pass.
Made from weathering steel and oak, the bridge has a square profile and is informed by the simple mechanisms of Victorian industrial designs.
Global studio SOM and landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations have installed a block-long timber truss bridge in New York City, connecting Manhattan's High Line to the renovated Penn Station.
Called Timber Bridge, the project is made from glue-laminated timber (glulam) and is supported by Y-shaped steel columns.
Sam Crawford Architects referenced the shimmering appearance of eels when creating the Bara Bridge in Sydney's Centennial Park, which is characterised by fins of anodised aluminium that fan outwards towards the water.
The bridge replaced a decaying crossing in an effort to restore the connection between the park and the surrounding suburb's pedestrian and cycle routes.
Sixth Street Viaduct, or the Ribbon of Light, is a bridge with swooping arches that stretches over the Los Angeles River.
Consulting group COWI designed the world's longest suspension bridge in Turkey, spanning 2,023 metres.
Called the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, the crossing features a steel deck, which is suspended from two distinctive red towers.
The pedestrian crossing's design pays tribute to traditional construction techniques used in rural villages in southern China where the material is in plentiful supply.
Designated areas for play, rest and planting feature along this bridge that connects two areas of wetland across Shanghai's Yuandang Lake.
Brearley Architects + Urbanists designed the snaking structure, which includes a "pavilion playground" in the form of a large canopy of hammered metal supported by thin steel columns, as well as a sculptural tunnel of white perforated metal sheets.
Called Striatus, the 16-metre-long crossing is an unreinforced arched bridge that was constructed from 53 hollow blocks, each printed from 500 layers of printed concrete.
Two interlocking loops of steel arch over the bridge and form a window that frames views of the surrounding landscape.