The most innovative, unique, and crazy civil engineering project ever done.
Named after Hindu gods Ram and Lakshman, the Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula are iron suspension bridges built across the Ganga river (or the Ganges if you will), in the holy city of Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, India.
The Ram Jhula stands 450 feet long. The civil engineering feat is the fact that the 450 feet bridge has no supports anywhere, but at the ends. It was finished in 1986.
The Lakshman Jhula, is a similar and smaller bridge. This was built in 1929.
Apart from being tourist attractions, the bridges actually serve a very functional purpose too. They are the most preferred way for people to go from one half of the city to another.
Motorbikes and other light vehicles are a common sight on the Jhulas, apart from pedestrians. The only other way to get to the other side of the city is a 45 minute drive.