Over the centuries, humans have developed infrastructure that can help them to foster disconnectedness and transport people and goods from one place to another. This infrastructure has revolutionized over the period of time that man has been on earth.
One of the aspects of infrastructure development has been bridges that are used as transportation links for various transportation modes and connects mountains, valleys, rivers and much more. Apart from serving as a connecting link, they also add to the natural beauty and convey the fact that human beings can construct magnificent pieces when they put their intelligence at work.
Pakistan is home to some of the bridges that can be considered masterpieces on their own. The reason behind this is that the architects and engineers have crafted such stunning pieces of architecture that leave the passersby enchanted with their beauty, apart from serving the main purpose for which they are constructed i.e. connectivity.
Keeping in mind the sheer beauty that these bridges bring about, enhancing the spectacular natural views, Jovago Pakistan brings you an article on 4 of the most stunning bridges in Pakistan that will leave you enthralled.
1. Ishkoman Bridge
Considered the bridge to paradise, Ishkoman bridge is located in the Ishkoman valley of the Ghizer district in Gilgit-Baltistan area of Pakistan. Surrounded by the mighty mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan, the bridge provides a stunning sight for the travelers. The crystal blue water of the Ghizer river, which flows beneath the bridge, along with the clear blue sky leave the travelers enchanted with their beauty.
2. Ayub Bridge
The railway bridge was built on the river Indus and connects Rohri with Sukkur. It was named after Field Marshal Ayub Khan. With its length of 806 feet, it is one of the main highlights of the city of Sukkur. It is the world’s first bridge to have the railway desk slung on coiled wire rope suspenders. At the night time, the Ayub bridge provides a stunning view of the city and river Indus to the passersby.
3. Dhangali Bridge
Inaugurated in 2011, by the then prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, the Dhangali bridge is built on the river Jhelum. It is situated in Dadyal which is a subdivision of Mirpur district in Azad Kashmir area. The bridge is the largest in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir region and connects Dadyal with Islamabad/Rawalpindi. With a width of 28 feet, the Dhangali bridge is a sight on its own.
4. Hussaini Hanging Bridge
Despite it being the world’s most dangerous bridge, Hussaini hanging bridge makes it up to our list of the Pakistan’s most stunning bridges. The reason behind it is the sheer view that it provides to its visitors. Made out of wooden planks, the bridge is used to cross the Borit lake in the Upper Hunza region.
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