Top 10 Longest bridges in the World
On the following list is a 10 longest bridge in the world completed with the length and view important descriptions. If one asked you what is the longest bridge in the world, the answer is here. Let’s begin with the first bridge
10. Seven Mile Bridge: 10,887 m (35,719 ft)
Seven Mile Bridge is a 2 lanes bridge in Florida Keys that connects Key Vaca of middle keys with Little duck keys of lower keys over Moser channel. It is 10887.5 meters long and 11.58 meters wide. It’s the 10th longest bridge on this list.
9. San Mateo-Hayward Bridge: 11,265 m (36,959 ft)
San Mateo-Hayward Bridge or more popular as San Mateo bridge is a connector between San Francisco Peninsula and East Bay. The eastern tip is start from Foster City and the western tip is in the edge of San Mateo. The bridge is 6 lanes caries and it is spanning 11,265.41 meters or 7.0 miles. Everyday, the bridge serves 93,000 traffic. It’s the 9th longest bridge on this list.
8. Confederation Bridge: 12,900 m (42,300 ft)
Confederation Bridge or Pont de la confederation crosses Northumberland Strait and it links Prince Edward Island with New Brunkswick. It is 2 lanes carries and it stretches 12.9 km or 8 miles. Total cost to build a bridge, which is commonly named fixed link, was $1.3 billion. It’s the 8th longest bridge on this list and the longest bridge over ice (in the winter).
7. Rio-Niteroi Bridge: 13,290 m (43,600 ft)
Rio-Niteroi Bridge was originally named President Costa e Silva Bridge, a Brazilian president, who instructed the building of the bridge. The construction was started in 1969 and completed before march 4, 1974. Rio-Niteroi is a 8 lanes carries and is spanning 13,290 m or 8.25 miles. The function of the bridge is connecting Rio De Janeiro and Niteroi. It’s the 7th longest bridge on this list
6. Penang Bridge: 13,500 m (44,300 ft)
Penang Bridge is a dual-carriageway toll bridge links Gelugor of Penang Island and Seberang prai in Malaysia’s Mainland. The opening gate was in September 14, 1985. This bridge is 13,5 kilometer or 8.4 miles and the toll rates start from 1.40 RM. It’s the 6th longest bridge on this list
5. Vasco da Gama Bridge: 17,185 m (56,381 ft)
Vasco Da Gama Bridge is 6 road line carries and it crosses Tagus river of Lisbon. In Europe, the bridge is known as the longest bridge and longest viaduct. It is spanning 17,2 kilometers totally. Since it was opened in 1998, it serves around 52,000 traffic every day. It’s the 5th longest bridge on this list
4. Chesapeake Bay Bridge: 24,140 m (79,200 ft)
Chesapeake Bay Bridge or popularly known as Bay bridge crossing Chesapeake bay and it connects Eastern and western shore of Maryland 4.3 miles away or 7 km long .The original name of the bridge was William Preston Lane Jr Memorial Bridge, which was taken from the Governor of Maryland in 1954 who gave permission of the bridge construction. It’s the 4th longest bridge on this list.
3. King Fahd Causeway: 25,000 m (82,000 ft)
King Fahd cause way is 25 kilometer long or 16 miles away and it connects 2 different territory of different country, Khobar of Saudi Arabia and main island of Bahrain. Constructors began their work in 1981 after the agreement signed by two leaders. Isa bin Salman al Khalifa from Bahrain and King Fahd from Saudi Arabia. Construction process of the bridge was running until November 25, 1986. It’s the 3rd longest bridge on this list and the longest bridge in the Middle East.
2. Donghai Bridge: 32,500 m (106,600 ft)
Donghai Bridge of China was former word’s longest cross-sea bridge until Hang Zhou Bay Bridge opened its first day operation in May 1st 2008. Donghai bridge is 32.5 kilometers long or 20,2 miles stretching from Shanghai and Yangshan offshore water port. Major part of the bridge is a low-level viaduct and the rest is cable-stayed section. It’s the 2nd longest bridge on this list
1. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
Lake Pontchartrain causeway composes 2 parallel bridges and it is crossing brown lake Pontchartrain located in southern Louisiana. The total length of the bridge is 23,87 miles or 38.42 km. The causeway links Metairie of Louisiana and Mandeville, Louisiana. Today, it serves estimated 43,000 traffics daily.
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