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.
List of the Longest Bridges in the World
The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge
|China||102.4 mi (164.8 km)||2011|
|Taiwan||97.7 mi (157.3 km)||2007|
Tianjin Grand Bridge
|China||70.6 mi (113.7 km)||2011|
Cangde Grand Bridge
|China||65.7 mi (105.8 km)||2010|
The Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge
|China||49.2 mi (79.3 km)||2010|
Bang Na Expressway
|Thailand||33.5 mi (54 km)||2000|
Beijing Grand Bridge
|China||29.8 mi (48.1 km)||2011|
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
|United States||23.8 mi (38.4 km)||1956|
Line 1 (Wuhan Metro)
|China||23.6 mi (38 km)||2004|
Manchac Swamp Bridge
|United States||22.7 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.
#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.
#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).
#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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