List of Longest Bridges In The World

Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge is a longest bridge on planet Earth with a length of 164.8 kilometers (102.4 mi)! It is a long viaduct and a network of bridges of many types, made to be a part of 1302 km long Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway. This massive bridge runs through five cities – Danyang, Chanzhou, Wixo, Shunzou and Kunshan.

Danyang–kunshan Grand Bridge

Second largest bridge on earth is Tianjin Grand Bridge, also part of Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway. This viaduct bridge spans the distance of 113.7 km.

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge is one of the largest bridges in the world. It crosses Jiazhoy Bay with the lengthy of 26.7 kilometers (16.59 mi) and holds the record as the “longest bridge over water”.

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the largest over water bridge in the world outside of China. It runs over Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana, United States, and has total length of 38.442 km (23.87 mi). It’s held over water with 9500 concrete pilings and its build in a formation of two parallel bridges with total of 4 lanes.

Luisiana is also home to the second longest bridge of the United States – Manchac Swamp Bridge. Created as twin concrete trestle bridge, it has total length of 36.7 kilometers and represents one third of the total highway length of Louisiana.

Hangzhou Bay Bridge connects Chinese municipalities of Jiaxing and Ningbo in Zhejiang province and features six lanes, longest span between ground supports of 448 meters (cable stayed) and total length of 35.6 kilometers (22 miles).

Runyang Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. Its main span has a length of incredible 1,490 meters (4,890 ft, almost 700 feet more than Golden Gate Bridge). Entire viaduct bridge complex of Runyang Bridge is 22.1 miles long.

Vasco de Gama Bridge

Donghai Bridge is one of the largest cross-sea bridges in the world. With a a total length of 32.5 kilometers (20.2 mi) it connects mainland china with a offshore island Yangshan which hosts large deep-water port. Majority of the bridge structure is low-level viaducts, with several high cable-stayed sections that allow passage of ships underneath it (largest span is 420m).

Atchafalaya Swamp Expressway is one of the most ambitious bridge complexes in the United States. It features 19 kilometers (12 miles) of trestle bridge, 1.6 kilometers of tunnels, two high clearance bridges, four artificial islands, 3.5 km of causeway, and 8.9 km of access roads (everything with 4 driving lanes) . Its total length is 28.3 km (17.6 miles).

Vasco de Gama Bridge is made from combination of viaducts, rangeviews and cable stayed bridge that run over the Tagus River near Lisbon, capital of Portugal. Total length of the bridge is 17.2 km (10.7 mi) and larges span is 420m (1,378 ft.).

Rio–Niterói Bridge is a box girder bridge located at Guanabara Bay, state of State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has total length of 13.2 kilometers (8.25 miles), 8 traffic lines, and it still holds the record of longest prestressed concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere.