There are millions, if not billions, of bridges in the world, most of which are likely utilitarian. Yet some engineers take it upon themselves to make their creations unique and eye-catching, almost like works of art.

Sure, some bridges are pretty like the Brooklyn Bridge. But what about the ones that stop you cold? The ones that cause you to think: "How'd they do that?"

Here are some of our favorite such bridges throughout the world that are intriguing to both the eye and the mind.

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  • Henderson Wave, Singapore

  • Sundial Bridge, California

  • Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, Brazil

  • Millau Viaduct, France

  • Pythonbrug Bridge, The Netherlands

  • Gateshead Millennium Bridge, United Kingdom

  • Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, Brazil

  • Donghai Bridge, China

  • Magdeburg Water Bridge, Germany

  • Banpo Bridge, South Korea

  • Leonel Vieira Bridge, Uruguay

  • Chengyang Bridge, China

  • Forth Bridge, Scotland

  • Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge, Japan

  • Khaju Bridge, Iran

  • Stari Most Bridge, Bosnia & Herzegovina

  • Helix Bridge, Singapore

  • Kintai Bridge, Japan