Bridges are an example of the arts of construction. People’s lives are made simpler by these constructions. For thousands of years, such structures have linked people from one region to another. New construction is continuously being constructed, thanks to the blessings of design and the benefits of technology, one of which is the bridge, which is a one-of-a-kind example of building style.
If the longest bridge in the world is discussed, China and Asia will be ahead in it. Because, out of the 10 longest bridges, there are 6 bridges built by China and 9 out of the top 10 are located in Asia. Interestingly, the only bridge outside Asia is the oldest and longest bridge ever. Made in 1956. In other words, the list of these bridges shows how much the Asian
continent is constantly advancing economically, technologically and architecturally. Let’s take a look at the list of the 10 longest bridges in the world.
1. Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge
The Danyang Kunsan Grand Bridge in China is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest bridge in the world. It runs for a distance of 164.8 kilometers.Construction of the bridge began in 2006 and was completed in 2010, four years later. This bridge runs across 5 states in China. The five cities are – Danyang, Changzhou, Wuxi, Sunzou and Kunshan. It is made to be a part of 1302 km long Beijing-Shanghai Railway High Speed.
2. Changhua-Kaohsiung Viaduct
The Changhua-Kaohsiung Viaduct is the second-longest bridge in the world and was completed in 2004. The bridge serves as a viaduct for a section of the Taiwan High Speed Rail network’s train line. By December 2012, it had carried over 200 million passengers. The bridge is 157.317 Kilometers (516,132 feet) long, or 97.8 miles.Thebridge is in Taiwan.
3. Tianjin Grand Bridge
Tianjin Grand Bridge is a railway viaduct bridge that runs between Langfang and Qingxian, part of the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway. The bridge was completed in 2010. It is one of the longest bridges in the world. The length of the bridge is 113.7 Kilometers. The bridge is in China.
The bridge is in China. The construction of the bridge was completed in 2010. China is at the forefront of building the longest bridge worldwide. There are multiple bridges built by them in the top ten. It is also the longest bridge with a long railway line like the Danyang-Kunshan Grand, which connects Beijing and Shanghai. In all, the bridge is 115.9 km long. The specially built Cangde Grand Bridge is able to stand firm even in the event of a major earthquake.
The bridge is in China.The bridge is part of the Zhengzhou-Ji’an high-speed railway and is the fifth longest bridge in the world. When the bridge was completed in 2008, it was named the longest bridge in the world. Despite losing the top spot, the Winan-Weihi Grand Bridge still ranks fifth among the top.In all, the bridge is 79.732 km long.
The Bang Na Expressway is the longest bridge in Thailand.The Bridge is listed in Guinness Book of World Records. In all, its length is 54 kilometers. The Construction was completed in 2000, Although a bridge, it is connected to the country’s national highway as part of an elevated section of Thailand. The bridge is not built over a huge river. Instead, a small river flows through the bottom of a very small part of the bridge. In other words, the bridge has saved its name by crossing only one small river in the entire 54 km route.
The Bridge is in China. The construction was completed in 2010. Most of China’s longest bridges are basically railroads. The Beijing–Shanghai high-speed railway (or Jinghu high-speed railway, from its name in Mandarin) is a high-speed railway that connects two major economic zones in the People’s Republic of China: the Bohai Economic Rim and the Yangtze River Delta. The Beijing Grand Bridge is named after him. The 48.153 kilometerslong bridge was opened in 2011 for high-speed bullet trains.
The bridge is in United States.The Bridge was completed in 1956. So far, 9 of the 10 longest bridges in the world are in Asia. The only bridge outside of Asia is in the United States. The name is Lake Pontchartrain. The bridge was opened in 1956. The longest bridge in the country starts in the suburb of New Orleans Louisiana and runs south through Pontchartrain Lake. If you want to cross the four-lane bridge by car with two bridges on either side, you have to spend 5 US dollars. It was the first longest bridge in the world, the length of the bridge is 38.442 kilometers.
9. Line 1, Wuhan Metro Bridge
The Bridge is in China. The entire line 1 metro system in Wuhan city of China alone controls this metro bridge. The work of this 37.788 km long bridge was completed in 2009.
The bridge is located in the United States. A concrete trestle bridge, the Manchac Swamp Bridge spans the Manchac Swamp in the state of Louisiana. It’s length is 36.710 Km. It is one of the world’s longest bridges over water, as well as the world’s longest toll-free bridge.There are roughly 66 miles of Interstate 55 in Louisiana, and this bridge spans Interstate 55 and U.S. Route 51 across Manchac Swamp. The bridge represents about one-third of that distance. They were driven 250 feet (76 metres) deep into the marsh, and the bridge cost $7 million per mile (equal to $20.000.0000 in 2019 USD).