Snapshot: 14 Photos of U.K. Bridges

Sometimes we overlook how beautiful bridges can be and only see them as a means to get from one side to the other. Let’s take a step back and enjoy their wonder with this snapshot of 14 bridges found throughout the U.K.:

Forth railway bridge, Queensferry, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland. (AP/Neale Clarke/Robert Harding)

Forth Railway Bridge, in Queensferry, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, was awarded a gold Blue Peter badge in 2012. It was the first time a structure, versus a person, was honored. (AP/Neale Clarke/Robert Harding)

The Conwy Suspension Bridge, in Conwy, Wales, was built in 1824. (AP/Nigel Blythe/Robert Harding)

The Conwy Suspension Bridge, in Conwy, Wales, was built in 1826, leading up to Conwy Castle. (AP/Nigel Blythe/Robert Harding)

Milennium Bridge, London. (Krissy Trujillo)

The Millennium Bridge, in London, England, connects St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Modern. (BBCA/Kristina Trujillo)

Tower Bridge. (Krissy Trujillo)

It took eight years to build the Tower Bridge, in London, opening in 1894. The bascule bridge is raised by hydraulics, to an 86-degree angle, for ships to pass. (BBCA/Kristina Trujillo)

Tower Bridge, River Thames, London, England. (AP/Amanda Hall/Robert Harding)

The Tower Bridge was painted red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. (AP/Amanda Hall/Robert Harding)

Royal Albert Bridge, Chelsea, London, England. (AP/Ken Gillham/Robert Harding)

The Albert Bridge opened in 1873, now connecting Chelsea to Battersea in London. (AP/Ken Gillham/Robert Harding)

Westminster Bridge. (Krissy Trujillo)

Westminster Bridge originally opened in 1750, it was destroyed in a fire in 1834, with the modern day bridge we now know opening in 1862. The bridge connects Westminster and Lambeth in London. (BBCA/Kristina Trujillo)

Clifton Suspension Bridge, built by Brunel, Bristol, Avon, England. (AP/Robert Cousins/Robert Harding)

Clifton Suspension Bridge, located in Bristol, Avon, England, was built by engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1829. (AP/Robert Cousins/Robert Harding)

Saltash railway bridge over River Tamar, built by Brunel, Cornwall, England. (AP/Tony Waltham/Robert Harding)

The Saltash railway bridge runs over the River Tamar, also built by Brunel, in Cornwall, England. (AP/Tony Waltham/Robert Harding)

Tyne Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England. (AP/James Emmerson/Robert Harding)

Plans for the Tyne Bridge began in the early 1880s but construction didn’t start until 1925. The bridge, located in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, opened in 1928. (AP/James Emmerson/Robert Harding)

Bridge of Sighs over the River Cam at St. John's College, in Cambridge, England. (AP/Nigel Blythe/Robert Harding)

People enjoy punting, boating with a pole, on the River Cam, as they float under the Bridge of Sighs at St. John’s College, in Cambridge, England. (AP/Nigel Blythe/Robert Harding)

A foot bridge over the Thames in Richmond, Surrey, England(AP/Ethel Davies/Robert Harding)

While this bridge may not have an official name, it typifies a footbridge you may come upon in the U.K., located in Richmond, Surrey, England. (AP/Ethel Davies/Robert Harding)

Bridges aren't just for people. Domestic Sheep (Ovis aries), Herdwick flock, being herded by shepherd over old packhorse bridge, Wasdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England. (AP/Minden Pictures)

Bridges aren’t just for people. Domestic sheep make there way over an old packhorse bridge in Wasdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England. (AP/Minden Pictures)

Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge, County Antrim, Northern Ireland,(AP/Roy Rainford/Robert Harding)

The Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge, located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, allows visitors to reach the island of Carrickarede from the mainland. (AP/Roy Rainford/Robert Harding)

Do you have a favorite bridge from the snapshot?  

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