One thing that continues to amaze me is architecture from the past and present that is designed to make a statement. Architecture that will stand the test of time and inspire creativity, engineering and how far we can push the limits of design. There is a bridge just outside of Da Nang in Vietnam that exhibits each one of these qualities perfectly. It is a viewing bridge suspended by two giant hands and is wowing tourists from around the world. The bridge is over 4,500 feet above sea level and looks over the beautiful surrounding countryside. The bridge features a curved design lined with vivid flowers and gold accents. The colorful and bright bridge is suspended by two giant ancient looking hands that seem to be protruding from the stone earth below. The construction took about a year and it turned out incredible. Take a look below at this marvel of architecture, design and engineering.
The bridge offers views as far as the eye can see across the lush green Vietnam countryside.
The hands look as though they were carved from stone while in fact they are a sculpture made of wire mesh and fiberglass. The hands were painted perfectly to look like aged stone with liken and moss growing on them.
The hands gently cradle the bridge offering a somewhat surreal viewing experience and of course a wonderful photo-op.
The bridge is part of a $2 billion dollar investment into the tourism industry in Vietnam. It hopes to bring over 1.5 million visitors annually.
The bridge looks like a giant ribbon that these hands derived from the depths of earth are lifting high up into the air as if offering it to the heavens above.
It is known as the Golden Bridge and is located above the Ba Na Hills in Vietnam.
The bridge was opened in June and has already made a huge impact on the area’s tourism.
The views of the countryside are priceless and would otherwise be harder to enjoy without the convenience of this massive and beautiful walkway.
The bridge is roughly 500 feet long and over 4500 feet high offering a spectacular view that anyone can enjoy.
How cool would it be to walk among the clouds nestled in these giant earth-like hands.
The elegant design will last for generations bringing much-needed tourism to these areas of Vietnam.
The giant hands really give it that wow-factor turning this normal bridge into something special.
Because of this and other project allowed with the $2 billion dollar investment, Vietnam has experienced a great boom in tourism.
The gold-colored walkway is lined with bright purple Lobelia Chrysanthemums
The area is projected to see 1.5 million visitors a year thanks to this incredible structure.
It is already being used for bridal photos and social media influencers are flocking to the incredible area for a photo-op.
The gold truly shines when the sun hits it just right. An amazing sight so high up in the air.
The builders did an incredible job creating such a massive work of art.
I’m terrified of heights but even I want to walk across and take a look at the countryside from this bridge.
It looks like this rainbow was in the right place at just the right time.
The location makes for incredible bridal photos.
Who wouldn’t want a picture just like this one with their loved one?
Imagine how cool the view from the top is? I bet you can see for miles across the green Vietnamese countryside.
It looks like this incredible walkway is going to be here for a while so you have time. But the sooner you do the more likely you’re going to avoid the crowds as more of the world hears about it and the tourism in Vietnam gets too busy.