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These Beautiful Bridges To Nowhere Mysteriously Exist All Over The World

FEBRUARY 18, 2015

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.

2. Maungaparua Stream, New Zealand.

3. Vosges, France.

4. Ramsenthal, Germany.

5. Taiwan.

6. Monroe, Florida.

7. North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

8. St. Louis, Missouri.

9. Big Flats, New York.

10. Eisenbahn, Germany.

11. Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

12. Guyhirn Wash, U.K.

13. D & RG Narrow Gauge Trestle, Colorado.

14. East Midlands, U.K.

15. Somerset, Bermuda.

16. Lancaster Canal, U.K.

17. Kinzua Viaduct, Pennsylvania.

18. Miles Glacier Bridge, Alaska.

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

20. South Platte River, Colorado.

21. Avignon, France.

22. Dartmoor, U.K.

23. Birmingham, England.

24. Unknown Location.

25. Belhaven, Scotland.

26. Maldonado, Uruguay.

27. Euskirchen, Germany.

28. San Gabriel Mountains, California.

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

30. East Wichel, U.K.

31. Mindenville, New York.

32. Chennai, India.

33. Toulouse, France.

34. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

35. Bryan, Texas.

36. Sealy, Texas.

37. British Columbia, Canada.

38. Quebec, Canada.

39. Castrop-Rauxel-Merklinde, Germany.

40. Strépy-Bracquegnies, Hainaut, Belgium.

41. 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.