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Top 10 Countries with Best Road System

Travelling and tourism is always the favorite hobby for the people around the world. Whenever anyone plans to visit or tour a country, the first aspect which is observed is the road system of that country. If the road system is fine and smooth, obviously it will attract the tourists from around the world but if this system is bad, it would be a negative aspect for that country which will restrain the tourists from touring. If you are planning to visit any country, the list given below will assist you in choosing the right place to visit.
1. United Arab Emirates
UAE claims its rightful place at top in the list of countries with best road system. Due to the dry climate and fabulous funding by the government, the road system in UAE is considered to be the best in the world. The proper maintenance, clean environment and superb management have made United Arab Emirates the best place for travelling and tourism.


2. Portugal
Probably the perfect country for road trips, Portugal earns a worldwide popularity for its extremely well established infrastructure. Corresponding to continued efforts and generous funding by the European Union, Portugal’s hard work paid off reflecting the excellence and perfection of its roads.
3. Austria
Exceptional care and excellent safety measures by the Austrian government have made their Road network one of the best in the world. Offering great quality and care in travelling across the country, Austria is indeed one of the best choices for road trips.
4. France
Probably the country with most tolls on the road travelling, the French nation’s efforts and care in its maintenance is one appreciable factor. As they are famous for their sophistication, the French roads are smoother and perfectly stand up to one’s expectations.
5. Netherlands
The country with most smooth and dense road network, Netherlands earns a worldwide fame for its variety of roads including expressways, motorways, trunk roads as well as bicycle tracks too. Exquisite efforts have been put up by the government and traffic controlling department towards its development which has made the Dutch country; one of the considerable countries in the world for road trips.

6. Singapore
One of the fastest developing countries in terms of infrastructure development, the Singaporean roads are not only smoother but they are well regulated and joyful too. The ultimate funding and hard work by its government towards road quality and development has created a very fine and positive impression of the country towards the world.
7. Hong Kong
Hong Kong has been worldwide famous for its refined and well settled infrastructure from the beginning. Hong Kong is the ancestor in terms of infrastructure. Its all due to the colonized development as well as utmost funding with care and affection by the administrative department of the government. Be sure to forget the expectation of bumpy road when driving in Hong Kong.
8. Oman
The country facing the most hardships and difficulties in developing infrastructure due to rough shape, Oman’s efforts in building the roads is an appreciable fact. The country somehow managed to build smooth roads and has made itself ranked amongst the countries with best road system in the world.
9. Switzerland
The top ranked country in the world in terms of railroads, the Swiss nation has its fame for the outstanding and smooth infrastructure. The systematic system with emergency lanes and speed restrictions has made Switzerland an option for road trips.

10. Japan
Probably the most hard working and devoted country in the world in terms of infrastructure development, Japan has dedicated the best of potential towards road network. They have worked so hard to develop best infrastructure which anyone could only imagine in dreams. The quality of roads in Japan is top-notch and massive attraction for the road trip lovers around the world. Famous avenue to be checked out while travelling in Japan are Shutoko and Route 11.
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The Countries with Most Structurally Amazing Bridges

Bridges are the huge structures built especially to create a passageway over the obstacles like water, road and etc. Various types of bridges are there depending upon the type of terrain they are going to be built on. Vast collection of structurally complex and sophisticated bridges have been created in the world but the top 10 most complex and amazing bridges ever built are listed below.
1. Rolling Bridge (England)
Designed and developed by Heatherwick studio in 2004, the Rolling Bridge is built with 39 foot timber and steel to pave a walkway over a small sector of London’s Grand Union Canal. This is equipped with hydraulics installed in handrail which allows the bridge to be retracted so as to make an uninterrupted way for the passing boats. The renowned architect Donald McDonald (having 40 years of experience in construction) is the creator of this jaw-dropping structure.

2. The Neal Bridge (United States)
Designed and created by the students of Advanced Structure and Composite Center from University of Maine, this small size bridge was constructed in 2008 and is considered to be unique one due to use of reinforced fiber plastics and high grade concrete. Though it looks odd but the price of constructing Neal Bridge is relatively high and costly. This is due to the construction and maintenance costs are higher if compared to the megastructure of the bridge.
3. Henderson Waves (Singapore)
The tallest pedestrian bridge of Singapore, the Henderson Waves is 118 foot high and links Telok Blangah Hill Park with Mount Faber Park. The snake shaped bridge is around 900 feet long and is illuminated with LED lights to present its glowing snake shape at night. The outer shape of the bridge is presents waves but from the inside, it is a whole different story. Inside it are the numbers of benches where people can sit and do gossips regarding whatever they like.
4. Sundial Bridge (Spain)
Designed by famous Spanish architect Santiago Clatrava, the Sundial Bridge is a pedestrian pathway which flies over the Sacramento River in to the Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Made from steel, granite and glass, the Sundial Bridge is equipped with 217 foot tall supporting towers connected to the bridge through the cables. This cable controlled bridge was completed in 2004 whereas its overall infrastructure gives the pedestrian a reason to be amused.
5. Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge (Brazil)
Paying homage to the former president of Brazil Juscelino Kubitschek, the bridge was completed in 2002 and passes over the Lake Paranoa. The asymmetrical shaped bridge is supported with three arches supporting its 39000 foot long deck. Alexandre Chan, the designer of the bridge managed the overall infrastructure in a amazing way which also serves a great touring point for the visitors who like to see structurally amazing structures.

6. Modern Bamboo Bridge (United States)
Probably the world’s first bamboo made structure; the Modern Bamboo Bridge was completed in 2007 by the University of Southern California’s engineer Yan Xiao. This stunning bridge is 32 foot long and has a carrying capacity of about 8 tons and is capable enough to handle heavily loaded trucks. The use of light prefabricated material allowed the workers to construct the such an amazing mega bridge without using the heavy construction machinery.
7. Millau Viaduct (France)
Here comes one of the highest and scariest bridges in the world, the Millau Viaduct is an 1125 feet high cable-stayed bridge providing distance coverage of about 1.5 miles. Supported by 1500 tons of cable stability, the Millau Viaduct is 885 feet high above the sea level which makes the drivers feel like driving over the clouds especially in foggy days. The infrastructure was predicted to be completed in many years but the use of prefabricated material, self-climbing formwork and GPS guidance systems allowed the construction to be completed in just 3 years.
8. Pont Gustave-Flaubert (France)
Europe’s tallest lift bridge, the Pont Gustave Flaubert is supported by 282 feet high standing pylons. Unlike the draw bridge which separates from the middle, the Pont Gustave rather lifts up by the butterfly shaped pulley system so as to pave a way for the passing tall ships. It takes around 12 minutes for the pulley system to pull up the bridge and that usually happens 30 to 40 times annually.
9. Langkawi Sky Bridge (Malaysia)
Being among the highly elevated single stay bridges in the world, the Langkawi Sky Bridge is a pedestrian bridge located around 2000 feet above the sea level in the mountains of Mount Mat Cincang. The 400 foot long curved pedestrian bridge has the 6 feet wide deck and gives the tourists; the panoramic view of Langkawi. The triangular observation decks are installed at each end of the bridge to allow the visitors take clear view of Langkawi.

10. Hangzhou Bay Bridge (China)
Constructed in 2008, the Hangzhou Bay Bridge is a massive bridge connecting the cities of Ningbo and Jiaxing while reducing their total distance by 75 miles. The longest ocean-crossing bridge in the world with 22 miles of length, the Hangzhou Bay Bridge is stabled by cable stayed spans and highway bridge elements. From end to end, the bridge presents an S-shaped structure providing a great pleasure-full drive to the travelers. In future, plans for constructing a service area in the middle of the bridge are being considered.
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Top 10 Busiest Airports in the World by Passenger Traffic


Globalization of the world economy is a key driver of air traffic growth. Airports provide connectivity and regional accessibility which is vital for modern economy and social mobility. Rapid increase in passenger and freight traffic result in direct increase in employment at airports, catalyze business growth in the adjoining areas and serve as economic engine for the whole country. It is vital for fast transportation and tourism activities in the world. According to Airports Council International, top ten busiest airports in the world in 2013, on the basis of passenger traffic, are listed below.


Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta is the world’s busiest airport by Passenger Traffic. In 2013, total numbers of passengers were 94,430,785. It serves more than 250,000 passengers everyday with more than 2,500 daily flights, serving more than 150 domestic destinations and more than 60 international destinations. It has 207 gates with total area of 1,902 hectares. It is generating $32.6 billion to the regional economy.

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Top 10 Tallest Bridges in the World


Construction technologies are being evolved and you can find beautiful art of tall bridge’s design everywhere in the world. Bridges are very important to meet the growing demand of transportation infrastructure and save time as well as money. The modern era of innovative engineering successfully fulfill the challenging and varying requirements of the growing economies. Here we have list of World’s top ten tallest bridges which are ranked on the basis of their structural height and should not be confused with deck height which is used for ranking highest bridges in the world.

World Top Ten Tallest Bridges

Bridge Name Height in Meter Country
Millau Viaduct 343 France
Russky 320.9 Russia
Sutong 306 China
Akashi Kaikyo 298.3 Japan
Stonecutters 298 China
Yi Sun-sin 270 South Korea
Jingyue 265 China
Great Belt East 254 Denmark
Zhongxian Huyu Expressway 247.5 China
Jiujiang Fuyin Expressway 244.3 China


Millau Viaduct is the tallest bridge in the world with height of 343 meters. It has cable-stayed design having longest span of 342 m. It was competed in 2004 with cost of 394 million Euros. Russky is the World’s 2nd tallest as well as longest cable-stayed bridge, with structural height of 1053 ft.
Ranking year: 2013, Source: Wikipedia

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Which Country has the Highest Building in the World


There was a time when world’s highest and tallest building only belong to one country which was united states of America specially new york city was known for Highest Building of the world for 87 years but afterward many countries started constructing tallest structures. In 1998 Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur snatched this title from USA by constructing 509.2 meters building and afterward Taipei 101 of Taiwan Surpassed it in 2003.

Tallest skyscrapers of world


 

Currently UAE is the country which has the world’s highest building named as Burj Khalifa since 2010. It was constructed in 6 years with the cost of 1.5 billion dollars and publicly opened on 4 January 2010. It has 163 floors which attained height of 828 meter with covered area of 3,331,100 sq ft. Armani Hotel is also present in Burj Khalifa. It is being used for commercial and residential purposes.
Kingdom tower is under construction will become world’s highest skyscraper reaching unprecedented height of 1km .

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