Best foot forward: the world’s most striking pedestrian bridges

A new footbridge held up by two giant hands has just opened near Da Nang in Vietnam, the latest in a line of weird and wonderful structures around the world

A golden bridge held up by two enormous stone-coloured hands has opened in the Ba Na hills, near Da Nang in central Vietnam. It is the latest in a series of statement footbridges around the world. Cau Vang (meaning gold bridge) opened in June, is 150 metres long and 1,400 metres above sea level, with views across the green mountainscape. It took just under a year to construct, with initial designs by TA Landscape Architecture.

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