Recently, the Committee decided to open up to new categories such as cultural landscapes and routes, industrial heritage (for example, this year, Ivrea, the industrial city of the 20th century, in Italy), deserts, marine sites coastal and small island sites, so that the list is more diverse and more representative of World Heritage. The sites proposed for inscription must meet at least one of the ten selection criteria, such as, for example, representing a masterpiece of human creative genius, testifying to an exchange of influences during History, to bear exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a living or extinct civilization, or else to represent natural phenomena of exceptional beauty and aesthetic importance or, of course, to be eminently representative examples of ecological and biological processes … Italy is the country with the largest number (54), followed by China (53), Spain (47), France (44), Germany (44), and finally, Mexico (35).
Architectural reference site praised the dynamism of the orange bridge found in Telheiras.
The orange bridge that connects Telheiras to the Torres de Lisboa was voted one of the 10 best in the world by the website Designboom, a website on art, architecture and design that is already a reference in these areas.
According to the website, the fact that the bridge is positioned on a busy highway with no columns on the road and promotes physical exercise, with ramps, stairs and spaces for bicycles, are advantages that differentiate it.
The use of side beams instead of columns in the center is also highlighted by the architecture website. The bridge is a project by Maximina Almeida + Telmo Cruz and was inaugurated in 14th February 2015.
Designboom refers to the bridge as a dynamic structure that promotes a healthy lifestyle.
In addition to the Portuguese bridge are also at the top:
This is based on an e-mail I received a few years back, so I had to search for the nowadays bridges! Do not know the original author, but I thank him/her/it for the amazing information!