Not all bridges are created equal. Some benefit from inspired design, like the Tatro Bridge in Japan. Some benefit from a legendary setting, like the Brooklyn Bridge. Some are so high it's terrifying, like the Royal Gorges. Some have it all. Like the Golden Gate Bridge.
Here David Alport stands on a great bridge that I'd never heard of until I visited it last month: The Galata Bridge, conneting the old and new parts of the European side of Istanbul. Galata boasts an inunspiring design. It's almost too low for boats to pass under (how about that!). It smells crappy in many places. And it's rusting. But oh, what a walk in either direction takes you to! If you haven't stood on the Galata Bridge, put it on your short list.