There are tall bridges and there are water bridges and then there are the worlds longest bridges. Today we take a look at the ten longest bridges in the whole world and where they are located…
Ten of the Worlds Longest Bridges and Where to Find Them
10 – Yangcun Bridge, China (Length: 35,812m, 117,493ft)
Wiki Info: Beijing was first linked to outside areas by the Jingshi Expressway in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Now, nine expressways link Beijing, and future expressways are planned.
9 – Manchac Swamp Bridge, United States (Length: 36,710m, 120,440ft)
Wiki Info: The Manchac Swamp Bridge is a twin concrete trestle bridge in the U.S. state of Louisiana. With a total length of 22.80 miles (36.69 km) it is one of the longest bridges in the world over water. Some claim it is the longest toll-free road bridge in the world. The bridge carries Interstate 55 over the Manchac Swamp in Louisiana, and represents one-third of the highway’s approximately 66 miles in Louisiana. Opening in 1979, its piles were driven 250 feet (76 m) beneath the swamp and with the cost of the span being $7 million per mile to complete.
8 – Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, United States (Length: 38,442m, 126,122ft)
Wiki Info: The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, sometimes only the Causeway, is a fixed link composed of two parallel bridges crossing Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana, United States. The longer of the two bridges is 23.83 miles (38.35 km) long. The southern terminus of the Causeway is in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The northern terminus is at Mandeville, Louisiana.
7 – Beijing Grand Bridge, China (Length: 48,153m, 157,982ft)
Wiki Info: Beijing Grand Bridge is a 48.153 kilometres (29.921 mi) long railway viaduct on the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway, located in Beijing. It is one of the longest bridges in the world.
6 – Bang Na Expressway, Thailand (Length: 54,000m, 177,000ft)
Wiki Info: The Bang Na Expressway is a 55 km long six-lane elevated highway in Thailand. It is a toll road and runs above National Highway route 34, (Bang Na–Trat Highway) owned by the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT).
5 – Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge, China (Length: 79,732m, 261,588ft)
Wiki Info: The Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge is a part of the Zhengzhou–Xi’an High-Speed Railway which connects Zhengzhou and Xi’an, in China. The bridge is 79,732 metres (261,588 ft) (49.5 Miles) long crossing the Wei River twice, as well as many other rivers, highways and railways. Upon its completion, it was the longest bridge in the world, but surpassed by two new bridges on Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway that completed in 2010.
4 – Cangde Grand Bridge, China (Length: 115,900m, 380,200ft)
Wiki Info: Cangde Grand Bridge is the world’s fourth longest bridge. Finished in 2010, the bridge is a part of the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway and is the third longest bridge on the railway. The bridge has been designed with a view to withstanding earthquakes. The total length of the Cangde super-large bridge is 105.81km and it has a total of 3092 piers.
3 – Tianjin Grand Bridge, China (Length: 113,700m, 373,000ft)
Wiki Info: Tianjin Grand Bridge is a railway viaduct bridge that runs between Langfang and Qingxian, part of the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway. It is one of the longest bridges in the world with a total length of about 113,700m, or 70.6 miles. It was completed in 2010 and opened in 2011. As of 2011 Guinness World Records recorded it as the second longest bridge in the world.
2 – Changhua-Kaohsiung Viaduct, Taiwan (Length: 157,371m, 516,132ft)
Wiki Info: Changhua-Kaohsiung Viaduct is the world’s second longest bridge. The bridge acts as a viaduct for part of the railway line of the Taiwan High-Speed Rail network. Over 200 million passengers had been carried over it by December 2012.
1 – Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge, China (Length: 164,800m, 540,700ft)
Wiki Info: The bridge is located on the rail line between Shanghai and Nanjing in East China’s Jiangsu province. It is in the Yangtze River Delta where the geography is characterized by lowland rice paddies, canals, rivers, and lakes. The bridge runs roughly parallel to the Yangtze River, about 8 to 80 km (5 to 50 mi) south of the river.