Sometimes it is tough to cross from one country to the other, due to border control, bureaucracy and, of course, the language barrier. Well, that’s not the case in Várzea Grande, in Portugal, where you can go across the border to Spain by foot… walking less than 20 feet.
The Smallest International Bridge lies in an Alentejo border where the Portuguese and Spanish cultures, traditions and customs blend together. From Várzea Grande it is possible to cross the bridge into El Marco, a Spanish Vila in La Codosera, where the Portuguese language is taught in school. The pedestrian wooden bridge 6 feet wide, and was built about nine years ago with EU funds.
The second place in the Smallest International Bridge “contest” goes to one crossing the borders between Canada and the US. With 13 feet more, this bridge connects two islets of Saint Lawrence River - New York, on the right, and Ontario, on the left. This bridge is often wrongly referred to as the smallest in the world, but now you know!