Bridges are the most essential part of communication and transportation around the world. People can not live without it, and these structures connect the earth and people for thousands of years. With the incredible achievements of the architecture that people have achieved over time, it will be interesting to see how this list will change as bridges become longer and more surprising. Here are details about the top 10 longest bridges in the world below:
10. Line 1, Wuhan Metro Bridge, China (37,788 Meters)
The Wuhan Subway Bridge is the whole of subway line 1 of Wuhan City in central China. It has a total length of 37 788 meters. It was built in 2004. Always change the bridge.
9. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, United States (38,442 Meters)
The dam at Lake Pontchartrain (or simply the dam) was opened north in 1956 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It remains the longest bridge in the United States. The bridge provides traffic on Lake Pontchartrain from the outskirts of New Orleans. Before the opening of the roadway, the transport was only possible by ferry.
8. Beijing Grand Bridge, China (48,153 Meters)
The Great Bridge of Beijing is another entry in this list, which is part of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway. It reaches 48,163 meters. The Beijing Grand Bridge has been open since 2011 for the high-speed train.
7. Bang Na Expressway, Thailand (54,000 Meters)
Bang Na Highway in Thailand is the seventh longest bridge in the world with a total length of 54,000 meters. Before 2010, it was the longest bridge in the world. The bridge does not cross any body of water, but it is an elevated section of the national highway. Once the highway crosses a river. For the most part, however, it is a viaduct that was built on earth.
6. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, China (54,717 Meters)
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge opened in October 2018 and was the sixth longest bridge in the world. The bridge connects Kong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macao, which include the Lingding and Jiuzhou canals. The bridge is 54,717 meters long and includes three cable-stayed bridges and an underwater tunnel. The bridge under construction since 2009 is today the longest crossing in the world.
5. Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge, China (79,732 Meters)
The Weinan Grand Weihe is part of the Zhengzhou-Xi’an high-speed line. With 79,732 meters, it is the fifth longest bridge in the world. When the construction of the bridge was completed in 2008, it was awarded the title of the world’s largest. However, with the construction of newer and longer bridges, the Great Weinan Bridge slid to maintain the position of the fifth longest bridge in the world.
4. Tianjin Grand Bridge, China (113,700 Meters)
The Tianjin Great Bridge is a 70.6-mile extension in China. It is part of the country’s rail network and crosses a viaduct. Previously, he held the Guinness record for the second longest bridge in the world.
3. Cangde Grand Bridge, China (115,900 Meters)
Like the Great Danyang Kunshan Bridge, the Great Cangde Bridge is part of the high-speed line connecting Beijing to Shanghai. The bridge has a total length of 115 900 meters or 105 km. It was built with great strength to withstand the pressure of the earthquake.
2. Changhua-Koahsiung Viaduct, Taiwan (157,317 Meters)
The Changhua-Koahsiung viaduct is the second largest bridge in the world with 157,317 meters. The bridge is part of Taiwan’s high-speed rail system along the west coast of the island. It was opened for service in January 2007. By December 2012, more than 200 million passengers had been transported.
1. Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, China (164,800 Meters)
The large Danyang-Kunshan Bridge on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail line in China is the longest bridge in the world. It covers a total distance of 164,800 meters or approximately 102.4 miles. The realization of Danyang-Kunshan 2010 by tens of thousands of contractors took four years. The railway was put into service in 2011. The same year, this bridge was included in the Guinness Book of Records.