Where fantasy and architectural engineering meet, awesome structures like this incredible Dragon Bridge are born. Not only is the bridge shaped like a dragon, with the arches forming the body, its head breathes giant plumes of fire or jets of water.

Located in Da Nang, Vietnam and designed by the Louis Berger Group, the 1,864-foot-long, 9,000 ton dragon-shaped steel bridge was created to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the capture of Da Nang by North Vietnamese forces during the final days of the Vietnam War. Construction began in the summer of 2009 and the bridge was inaugurated on March 29, 2013. At night the bridge is lit by a system of 15,000 LEDs that enable it to change colour. And it only cost $85 million to build.

Click here to watch a video of the flaming Dragon Bridge.

[via Nerd Approved and Laughing Squid]