Robert Bowen March 9th, 2012

Crossing Over: Showcase of Inspired Bridge Photography

Both architecturally and metaphorically speaking, bridges are such amazing structures. Representing an unstoppable desire to move forward and crossover what gaps lay before us, they stand as sturdy testaments to our ability to solve problems. Also demonstrating our resolve to create shortcuts where needed. So they can stand for so much, as they cross over whatever impassable (or passable) terrain lay below them. This could be why they are so often featured or the focus of photographs.

Bridge photography is such a vibrant and breathtaking area of this art, and not just because of the underlying metaphors that can so easily be written in the words spoken by the picture. But also because of the marvelous structures themselves. These earth and metal made installations do much more than allow us access from point A to point B, they inspire and connect us. Which is what we are hoping they will do for you today. Below is a showcase of inspired bridge photography that is sure to get your creative gears turning.

little ship goes out to sea by arbebuk

San Francisco, Golden Gate extends

on my way back home by SmartWentCrazy

Hello Venice by marjo13in1977

Flynt bridge by dementedpoetry

Inside Wabash by BrokenChaoz

Red Eye by mpg13artworks

Let’s Take A Walk by aperfectmjk

Tower Skyline by papidamelo

Shiny city by Skorpiotronik

a walk through it by PamPamViolet

Pennybacker Bridge at Sunset by atomiccowboy

Bridge by KandBphotography22

‘Blue Wonder’ 01 by Dryhand58

Night Budapest by DashaBezina

Crossing the blues by pandabearxo

railway line by NoCareAngel

tempe by DelMuro

Liberty Bridge Budapest II by 5haman0id

Padova by lovethecolour

black hole sun by arbebuk

Cold Tracks by Metal-Bender

Metal Bender aka Peggy Reynolds sent us a DMCA takedown notice on the 9th of September 2014. As she is obviously not interested in getting her photos viewed we accept that. The photo has accordingly been taken down. Move on with the next ;-) There are plenty of photographers left who understand the benefits they get.

Vasco da Gama Bridge by sensorfleck

Sheikh Zayed Bridge III by Macinecko

Under The Bridge by BrokenChaoz

Firenze Italy by marjol13in1977

Helix Bridge by markaroni

Quais by Arniakaias

Xirimbao by Gusoli

The Bridge at The Pond by moonbane

footpath by SlickSham

le bridge temple by troldemort

New Bridge by 3stan79sk

Lowgill Viaduct by Cumbria-cam

Bridge by the-awaken

blue bridge by spartanz27

victorian bridge by Robd504

Usti nad Labem. by rachel93

Art of metal_02 by VeIra-girl

Chain Bridge by kgeri


Robert Bowen

Robert Bowen is an emerging author, celebrated podcaster and poet, and most recently the co-founder and imaginative co-contributor of the creative design and blogging duo at the Arbenting and Dead Wings Designs.


  1. some of these would be really nice…if they didnt have really bad photoshop effects applied to them…nothing says amateur like some bad photoshop on a good shot

  2. Thanks for sharing, and it’s awesome round up.

    It give me more perspective when taking a picture of bridge

  3. Beautiful shots in this collection! I live right near the George Washington Bridge and find myself constantly taking new shots of it.. Something awesome about bridges!

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