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Bridges allow you to cross a body of water, but they can also be an artful part of a garden's design. Garden bridges have traditionally symbolized a journey and add a sense of mystery and anticipation for what lies beyond.

Bridges can be used in any garden, and are often found in Asian-themed gardens. They can provide a spot to view the landscape or to meditate on the water below.

Many garden bridges are constructed of wood, metal, or concrete, though some are simply a large slab of stone. If you don't have a natural pond or stream, consider creating one. Another option is to install a dry creek bed to give the illusion of a stream.

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