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10 Longest Bridges in the World 2023 | Ratepunk

There are many long and attractive bridges in the world worth visiting at least once. Why not choose one from the list of the 10 longest bridges in the world in 2023.

10 Longest Bridges in the World 2023 | Ratepunk

List of the Longest Bridges in the World





Opening Year

The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge

China102.4 mi (164.8 km)2011

Changhua–Kaohsiung Viaduct

Taiwan97.7 mi (157.3 km)2007

Tianjin Grand Bridge

China70.6 mi (113.7 km)2011

Cangde Grand Bridge

China65.7 mi (105.8 km)2010

The Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge

China49.2 mi (79.3 km)2010

Bang Na Expressway

Thailand33.5 mi (54 km)2000

Beijing Grand Bridge

China29.8 mi (48.1 km)2011

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

United States23.8 mi (38.4 km)1956

Line 1 (Wuhan Metro)

China23.6 mi (38 km)2004

Manchac Swamp Bridge

United States22.7 mi (9.785 km)1979

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What are the longest bridges in the world?

#1 The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, China

The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge in China is the longest bridge in the world, with a length of 102.4 mi (164.8 km). This bridge was built over a period of only four years with the purpose of improving transportation in the Yangtze River Delta region. This bridge has reduced the travel duration between two cities by around 3 hours. 

This bridge cost 8.5 billion dollars to be built, which is 51 million dollars per mile.

#2 Changhua–Kaohsiung Viaduct, Taiwan

The second-longest bridge in the world was built as a component of Taiwan's high-speed railway. It connects Baguashan, Changhua County, Zuoying, and Kaohsiung. It is one of the bridges in the world that can stand earthquakes. The trains can stop in a safe manner in case of earthquakes, and damages will be done mostly to some specific parts of the bridge, which can be repaired easier.

Aerial view of a highway with railway bridge

#3 Tianjin Grand Bridge, China

Another viaduct and the longest bridge in the world. The high-speed train travels from Beijing to Shanghai and goes from the heart of many crowded streets. The project is considered a success as the viaduct is clearly a better choice for a train compared to the ground train as it has way less impact on the rural areas of the cities. 

#4 Cangde Grand Bridge, China

An integral part of the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway is the Cangde Grand Bridge in China. Opened in 2010, this bridge can tolerate some of the strongest earthquakes and other natural disasters. This bridge was the second-longest bridge in the world before 2011.

#5 The Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge, China

Connecting Zhengzhou to Xi'an, this bridge is a part of the Zhengzhou-Xi'an high-speed train railway. This bridge crosses many rivers along its way; one of them is the Wei River which it crosses twice.

#6 Bang Na Expressway, Thailand

Bang Na Expressway is a toll road bridge and was the longest bridge in the world from 2000 to 2007. The construction of this bridge took around 5 years, and around one billion dollars was spent. The bridge was built to help the traffic, and although passing it is paid, still many drivers and tourists decide to take a road at this bridge.

Expressway arial view during night with light trail, Bang Na, Bangkok Thailand

#7 Beijing Grand Bridge, China

This bridge is another part of the Beijing, Shanghai high-speed railway located in Beijing. this bridge is about 30 miles; it was finished in 2012 and opened in 2011.

#8 Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, United States

After most of the longest bridges in the world being in Asia, and especially in China, this bridge is the longest bridge in the US and the longest overwater bridge in the world (Continues).

Aerial Drone Photography of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

#9 Line 1 (Wuhan Metro), China

The ninth longest bridge in the world is not a bridge in a traditional sense, but it is a railway. The first metro line in Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei province of China, became operational in September 2004. 

#10 Manchac Swamp Bridge, United States

Another bridge from the US. The Manchac Swamp Bridge opened in 1979 in Louisana, and it is argued that it is the longest bridge in the world that you can cross free of charge.

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May 08, 2023

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