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Ten Longest Bridges In World

Here is a list of the then longest bridges in the world with pictures and descriptions. Those beautiful photos are showing to us that there are no borders and everything is reachable.

10. Seven Mile Bridge

The Seven Mile Bridge, in the Florida Keys, runs over a channel between the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Strait, connecting Key Vaca (the location of the city if Marathon, Florida) in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. Among the longest bridges in existence when it was built, it is one of the many bridges on US 1 in the Keys, where the road is called the Overseas Highway.

9. San Mateo-Hayward Bridge

The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge (commonly called San Mateo Bridge) is a bridge crossing California's San Francisco Bay in the United states, linking the San Francisco Peninsula with the East Bay. More specifically, the bridge's western end is in Foster City, the most recent urban addition to the eastern edge of San mateo. The eastern end of the bridge is in Hayward. The bridge is owned by the state of California, and is maintained by Caltrans, the state highway agency.

8. Confedration Bridge

The Confederation Bridge (French: Pont de la Confederation) is a bridge spanning the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Starit, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunkswick, Canada. It was commonly referred to as the "Fixed Link" by residents of Prince Edward Island prior to its official naming. Construction took place from all the fall of 1993 to the spring of 1997, costing $1.3 billion. The 12.9 kilometre (8 mile) long bridge opened on 31 May 1997.

7. Rio-Niteroi Bridge

The Rio-Niteroi Bridge is a reinforced concrete structure that connects the cities of Rio de Janerio and Niteroi in Brazil. Construction began symbolically on August 23, 1968, in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in their first and thus far only visit to Brazil. Actual work begun in January, 1969, and it opened on March 4, 1974. Its official name is "President Costa e Silva Bridge", in honor of the Brazilian president who ordered its construction. "Rio-Niteroi" started as a descriptive nickname that soon became better known than the official name. Today, hardly anyone referes to it by its oficial name.

6. Penang Bridge

The Penang Bridge (jambatan Pulau Pinang in Malay) E 36 is a dual-carriageway toll bridge that connects Gelugor on the island of Penang and Seberang Prai on the mainland of Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula. The bridge is also linked to the Norht-South Expressway in Prai and Jelutong Expressway in Penang. It was officially opened to traffic on September 14, 1085. The total length of the bridge is 13..5 (8.4 miles), making it among the longest bridges in the world, the longest bridge in the country as well as a national landmark. PLUS Expressway Berhad is the concession holder which manages it.

5. Vasco da Gama Bridge

The Vasco da Gama Bridge (Portuguese: Ponte Vasco da Gama, pron is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and roads that spans the Tagus River near Lisbon, capital of Portual. It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), with a total length of 17.2 km (10.7 miles), including 0.829 km (0.5 miles) for the main bridge, 11.5 kms (7.1 miles) in viaducts, and 4.8 km (3.0 miles) in dedicated access roads. Its purpose is to alleviate the congeston on Lisbon's other bridge (25 de Abril Bridge), and to join previously unconnected motorways radiating from Lisbon.

4. Chesapeake Bay Bridge

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge (commonly known as the Bay Bridge) is a major dual-span bridge in the US State of Maryland; spanning the Chesapeake Bay, it connects the state's Eastern and Western Shore regions. At 4.3 miles (7km) in length, the original span was the world's longest continous over-water steel structure when it opened in 1952. The bridge is officially named the William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge after William Preston Lane, Jr. who, as governor of Maryland, implemented its construction.

3. King Fahd Causeway

The King Fahd Causeway is multiple dike-bridge combination connecting Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and the island nation of Bahrain. A construction agreement signed on July 8, 1981 by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and Sheikh Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa of Bharain; construction continued until 1986, when the coombination of sevral bridges and dams were completed. The causeway officially opened for use on November 25, 1986.

2. Donghai Bridge

Donghai Bridge (literally "East Sea Grand Bridge") is the longest cross-sea bridge in the world and the longest bridge in Asia. It was completed on December 10, 2005. It has a total length of 32.5 kilometers (20.2 miles) and connects Shanghai and the offshore Yangshan deep-water port in China. Most of the bridge is a low-level viaduct. There are also cable-stayed sections to allow for the passage of large ships, largest with span of 420 m.

1. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, or the Causeway, consists of two parallel bridges that are the longest bridges in the world by total length. These parallel bridges cross Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana. The longer of the two bridges is 23.87 miles (38.42 km) long. The bridges are supported by over 9,000 concrete 8 miles (13 kms) south of the north shore. The southern terminus of the Causeway is in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The northern terminus is at Mandeville, Louisiana.

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19 comments

  1. giridharan // July 29, 2008 4:30 PM  

    Very amazing of these picture

  2. Hobgoblin // December 31, 2008 3:15 PM  

    The longest bridge in the world is the Bang Na-Trat highway bridge east of Bangkok, Thailand. It's 55km long (32 miles). It serves as an elevated tollway above Route 34. Some neglect to mention it because it does not travel over a body of water, but it deserves honorable mention.

  3. ujjal // April 03, 2009 12:45 PM  

    UJJAL it is fantastic but the length of all the bridge should be given.

  4. ashu // August 17, 2009 7:56 PM  

    awesom ............a brilliant tech of human beings........

  5. crystal ortiz // September 22, 2009 8:17 PM  

    WOW AMAZING I WENT OVER THAT BRIDGE
    B 4

  6. vishal.k.vasava // January 22, 2010 12:54 PM  

    hiiiihiiiiiiiuiiy

  7. Zeezop // March 02, 2010 7:15 PM  

    The Penang Bridge
    It was officially opened to traffic on September 14, 1085.

    Wow! 1085 that bridge has been around a long time!...Someone has a typo :) I'm willing to bet you mean 1985.

  8. find-everything // March 10, 2010 9:57 PM  

    the longest bridge of the world is
    The Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge
    The bridge is 79,732 metres (261,588 ft)

  9. Frannie // June 04, 2010 4:19 PM  

    Actually the current longest bridge in the world is the Hangzhou Bay Bridge. 36 km, (22 miles) So it beats all of these.

  10. Amith Singh // July 13, 2010 1:44 AM  

    Donghai Bridge photo pasted seems to be a fake one. Its more or less like a painting.

  11. kiran // July 26, 2010 4:49 PM  

    please give the right information. the longest bridge is in china the wienan weihe bridge. far far longer than this given things.

  12. pjf2272 // August 14, 2010 6:14 AM  

    Yes, there are spans of elevated roadway that are longer, not included in this list because they traverse land part way.

    I think it's understood that a bridge, in the purest sense of the word, is a span that connects 2 land masses over water.

    For example, the Whiskey Bay Bridge which crosses the Atchafalaya Basin in south Louisiana, USA (~18 miles)is not included in this list because it goes over land and water.

  13. TIMOTHY // December 20, 2010 2:18 AM  

    Some of these pictures look like paintings than real.

  14. Anonymous // June 15, 2011 12:58 PM  

    Right, i am confusing now, idont'know which one is the longest bridge in the world at all. if anyone knows pls tell me . because i am writing an article concerning the bridge in the world. especially, i want to mention , the longest and tallest bridge in the world to the public.

  15. Biggie // August 22, 2011 2:01 PM  

    This is longer applicable as another longer bridge has just opened in China.

  16. Jackson Nemi // December 18, 2011 10:36 AM  

    mehn!!! Dis bridges are rilly long

  17. Shilpi Verma // August 03, 2012 11:42 AM  

    wow... it was brilliant to see this

  18. Shilpi Verma // August 03, 2012 11:43 AM  

    its incredible....

  19. Shilpi Verma // August 03, 2012 11:49 AM  

    awesome....