The history of the bridge construction is closely associated with the history of human being. Here I update the list of top longest bridges in the world their length is more than 2kms long sorted by the full length of their main distance above land or water. Deferment bridges have the largest extents according to the type of the bridge and they also differ in their designs. They also have been very important part in earth life. They are the major part in our arts and literature both ancient and modern. Let’s now read about the bridges.
10# Chesapeake Bay Bridge, US
This is the largest bridge in the US and its entrance is marked by the CBBT (Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel). Which is dual span bridge, is 4.316 miles long and has four man-made islands and 1000th of concrete pilings to connect the Eastern shore with the western one. It is also famous in the world on its fish magnets and here fish is holding throughout the season of the year. It also has a natural structure and the water cuts deep over 200 feet.
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9# Seven Mile Bridge, US
It is an iconic bridge in the Florida Keys City of US. It stretching out over the open sea to connect knight’s key in the middle keys to little duck key in the lower keys. At its completion time it is the longest bridge in the world and currently one of the longest bridges in the USA with a total length of 6.79 miles. Seven mils bridge actually consists of two bridges in the same location, the old one and the new one which is less than 7 miles and shorter than the original one. The old one is still in its famous position for both tourists and local.
8# San Mateo – Hayward Bridge, US
It is mostly known as the named of San Mateo bridge and is situated in the US. It crosses California’s San Francisco bay in the US to link the East Bay with the San Francisco peninsula. More especially the bridge’s western end in Foster City, on the eastern edge of San Mateo and the eastern end of the bridge is in Hayward. It is the longest bridge of San Francisco Bay area and 25th one in the world with total length of 7 miles.
7# Confederation Bridge, Canada
The Confederation Bridge is connected the eastern Canada provinces of Edward island and mainland New Brunswick, it make travel through the Maritimes easy and convenient. It is the world longest ice covered water crossing river with length of 8 miles and a decade after its construction; it is still top listed architecture structure of the 20th century in the Canada. Its construction started in October 1993 and complete in May 1997 and open for travelling 31 May 1997.
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6# Rio – Niteroi Bridge, Brazil
Rio – Niteroi Bridge official name is President Costa-e-Silva Bridge, construct it to the honor of the Brazil president who ordered its construction. At the construction time its name is Rio – Niteroi Bridge, soon it is known on its official name. Its construction starts on august 23, 1968 and was complete on March 4, 1974. The bridge is situated in the state of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and crosses the Guanabara Bay to connect the cities of Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro with a total length of 8.25 miles.
5# Penang Bridge, Malaysia
It is a dual – carriageway toll bridge that is situated in Penang city of Malaysia. It connects Gelugor on the island of Penang with Siberang Perai on the mainland side of Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula with total length of 8.4 miles. It is the 2nd longest bridge of the country and also lies down in the world longest bridge.
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4# Vasco da Gama Bridge, Portugal
It is a cable stayed bridge and its vast structure length is 10.7 miles. First time it was opened on March 29. 1998 and consider that it is the longest bridge in Europe and also it include the 10 miles long bridge passing over water. It is situated in Parque Das Nacoes, Lisbon, Portugal and crosses the Tagus River to link Sacavem on the right bank with Municipality of Alcochete on the left bank.
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3# King Fahd Causeway, Saudi Arabia & Bahrain
This bridge is a multiple dam – connect Khobar, Saudi Arabia and the island of Bahrain, total length is 16 miles. The construction was started on November 11, 1982 and completed on 1986, opened for travelling on November 25, 1986.
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2# Donghai Bridge, China
Donghai Bridge is the 2nd longest cross-see bridge in the world and it is located in china with total length of 20.2 miles. It connects mainland shanghai’s Pudong New Area and offshore Yangshan Deep – Water Port in china, was completed on December 10, 2005. It is also known as a part of S2 Hulu Expressway.
1# Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, Louisiana
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the number one longest bridge which passing over water with length of 23.87 miles and it consists of two parallel bridges. It crosses Lake Pontchartrain and links Metairie on the south shore of the lake with the city of /Mandeville on the North Shore.
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