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S Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges. Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Photo Courtesy of Capilano Suspension Bridge Stroll the 1.3-mile Hudson River Walkway in Poughkeepsie, NY—taking in the exhilarating view of water, treetops, and sky—and you could almost forget that we live in a world designed for the automobile.

s Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges

Here, the environment belongs not to those who roar by at 70 mph, but to pedestrians like you. The concept of pedestrian bridges isn't new—Venice's Rialto Bridge dates back to 1588, and even the Brooklyn Bridge architects made room for walkways alongside the car lanes. But just recently, since around the turn of the millennium, we've rediscovered the notion that regular people are important enough to deserve some spectacular feats of engineering. Sure, these pedestrian bridges make a big impression with sweeping views and innovative features like solar-powered LED lighting or the ability to levitate and roll upwards into a wheel.

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia Photo by: Patrick Pyszka. German artist Edgar Mueller - Yahoo! News Photos. 265763main_carina07_hst_big_full.jpg from The worlds ten creepiest abandoned cities. 10 Natural Wonders to See Before They Disappear. An aerial view of Baa Atoll in the Maldives.

10 Natural Wonders to See Before They Disappear

(Sakis Papadopoulos/Getty) You've heard the grim timelines: if warming continues, the Great Barrier Reef will be bleached by 2030; glaciers in the Swiss Alps, on Mt. Kilimanjaro, and in Glacier National Park will disappear in under 40 years; and Arctic ice melt will leave the North Pole bare and polar bears extinct. The immediacy of these timelines prompts flocks of curious eco-tourists to travel to environmentally fragile areas. Tourism is both bane and boon: it can add strain to already distressed areas, but it can also provide income, which in turn can help preserve these wonders. Join us on a photo tour of some of the world's most endangered natural gems. One of the most diverse reef ecosystems in the world is home to whale sharks, rays, and manatees, as well as sturgeon, conch and spiny lobsters.

The Threat: Like the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Belize Barrier Reef leads a tenuous existence. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. The stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park lies in the Lika region of Croatia.

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

The park is surrounded by the mountains Plješevica, Mala Kapela, and Medveđak, which are part of the Dinaric Alps. The 16 blue-green Plitvice Lakes, which are separated by natural dams of travertine, are situated on the Plitvice plateau. Waterfalls connect the lakes, and the tallest waterfall is Veliki Slap at 70 meters (230 feet) tall. The Plitvice lakes area boasts a large variety of interesting and colorful flora and fauna. Visitors can enjoy walking and hiking the many pathways and trails, or exploring the lakes by boat. JadeMountain28.jpg from 35 Breathtaking Aerial Photographs: Pics, Videos, Links, News. 1.

35 Breathtaking Aerial Photographs: Pics, Videos, Links, News

Location: Ivory Coast; A worker takes a break on top of bales of cotton. 2. Location: Rheris Valley, Morocco 3. Location: Maelifell Volcano, Iceland 4. Location: Borneo, Indonesia 5. Location: Adelie Land, Antarctica 6. Location: Taponas, France.