Saturday, June 2, 2018

List of Top 10 Longest Bridges in The World

Bridges have been one of the early discoveries of man in construction. It has been a necessity for connecting places using bridges for the sake of trading goods from city to the next city. Since then, man has developed more complex and beautiful bridges and marks a landmark in a certain place.



Not only do they serve their function but some bridges now becomes an expression of art. Here’s a list of 10 longest bridges around the world regardless if they are made above water or land.


1. VASCO DA GAMA BRIDGE, PORTUGAL


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This beautiful bridge is considered to be the longest bridge in Europe and remains one of the longest bridges in the world. This bridge measures 10.7 miles long and was first opened on March 29, 1998. This cable-stayed bridge makes you feel like you’re driving above water because 10 km of the bridge will pass over water and a suspension section to allow ships to pass through.

The bridge crosses over the Tagus River to connect Sacavem and Parque das Nacoes, Lisbon, Portugal. This bridge was named after a famous maritime explorer who discovered the route going to India.

2. LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN CAUSEWAY, LOUISIANA


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The bridge in Lake Pontchartrain is the longest bridge over water in the world! It measures about 23.87 miles and it has two parallel bridges that link the Metairie on the south of Lake Pontchartrain and the City of Mandeville on the northern part of the lake. It was supported by 9,500 pilings over 50 inches in diameter.


3. KING FAHD CAUSEWAY, SAUDI ARABIA, AND BAHRAIN


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This bridge connects Khobar Saudi Arabia and the island nation of Bahrain which measures around 16 miles long. This is multiple dikes wherein the cornerstone was laid by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and Sheikh Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa on November 11, 1982. The bridge was finally completed on November 25, 1986.

4. RIO-NITEROI BRIDGE, BRAZIL


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To honor the Brazilian president who supported the construction of this bridge, the bridge’s official name became, “President Costa e Silva Bridge.” However, the bridge was commonly known as “RIO NITEROI” and the construction began on August 23, 1968. The bridge measures around 8.25 miles.

5. DONGHAI BRIDGE, CHINA


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This large over water bridge measures around 20.2 miles that connect the mainland Shanghai’s Pudong New Area and Yangshan Deep which was in China. Then it as complete on December 10, 2005.


6. PENANG BRIDGE MALAYSIA


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Located in Penang Malaysia, this dual carriageway measures around 8.4 miles that connect Gelugor and Penang. This was considered to be the 2nd longest bridge in the country and the 5th longest bridge in Southeast Asia.

7. SAN MATEO-HAYWARD BRIDGE, UNITED STATES


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The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge connects the east bay and the San Francisco Peninsula which measures around 7 miles. This bridge is the longest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although it is called San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, it is commonly called as San Mateo Bridge only, and the bridge is owned by the state of California but maintained by the Caltrans which is a state highway agency.

8. CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE, UNITED STATES


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The Chesapeake Bay Bridge’s entrance is marked by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The bridge is a dual span bridge which measures around 4,316 miles and has four man-made islands to connect the Eastern Shore and Western shore. This over-water bridge happens to be a great fish magnet in the world because it houses fish throughout the year.


9. CONFEDERATION BRIDGE, CANADA


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The Confederation Bridge measures around 8 miles long and connects the eastern Canadian provinces of Prince Edward and mainland New Brunswick. The bridge is considered to be the longest bridge in the world that crosses over ice-covered water.

10. SEVEN MILE BRIDGE, UNITED STATES


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Standing as an iconic bridge in Florida, the Seven Mile Bridge stretches to about 6.69 miles. It connects Knight’s Key in the Middle Keys and Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. This bridge actually has two concrete bridge, the old one being more popular with tourists and locals alike.

These bridges are truly a sight to see and a great achievement in their respective countries. No doubt it will still be one of the popular landmarks in their country.



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