List of Sea Bridges
Sea bridges are bridges that carry vehicle or railroad traffic ways across the sea. Here are some of them:
connects mainland Shanghai and the offshore Yangshan deep-water port in China. It is one of the longest cross-sea bridges in the world. Its full length
is 32.5 km and its longest span has length of 420 m. It was finished in 2005.
Hangzhou Bay Bridge
was built between 2003 and 2007. It is a bridge of 35.7 km in length and it connects Ningbo and Shanghai in China by crossing the Hangzhou Bay. Its
main span is 448 m long and it is cable-stayed bridge.
is located in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China. It is a suspension bridge with length of 5,926 m and which is built in 1999. It crosses East China Sea
and connects Xiamen Island which holds the center of the city, and the city's Haicang District that is on the mainland.
was opened on December 25, 2009. It has length of 26.5 km (which makes it the longest bridge of the Zhoushan Trans-oceanic Bridges) and it connects
Jintang Island and Zhenhai, Ningbo. Its main span, a cable-stayed portion of the bridge, is 620 m long.
Öresund or Øresund Bridge
is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. It connects Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden and its length is 7,8 km. It is accompanied
with a tunnel that has 4 km in length. This bridge was opened on July 1, 2000.
King Fahd Causeway
is a series of bridges and causeways that connect Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Their total length is 25 km and their construction was finished in 1986.
More than 25,000 vehicles cross this bridge daily.
Bandra–Worli Sea Link
, (official name Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link) is an eight (four in each direction) lane bridge that connects Bandra in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai with
Worli in South Mumbai by crossing the Mahim Bay. Its total length is 5.6 km and it was finished in 2010.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel
is a combination of 19 km of trestle bridges, two 1.6 km long tunnels, four artificial islands, four high-level bridges, and around approximately 3.2
km of causeway for a total length of 28.3 km. First part was built in 1950 while the second was finished in 1999. This bridge-tunnel connects Virginia
Beach, Virginia, to Cape Charles, Virginia crossing the Chesapeake Bay.
Hampton Roads Bridge–Tunnel
is a combination of four-lane bridges, trestles, man-made islands, and tunnels in total length of 5.6 km and it connects Norfolk, Virginia and Hampton,
Virginia. It was finished in 1976.
Golden Gate Bridge
is a suspension bridge that crosses the Golden Gate strait near San Francisco. Its length is 2.7 km and it had the longest main span in the world until
1964 of 1,280 m. It was built between 1933 and 1937.
Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line
(or Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway) is a bridge-tunnel built in 1997. It crosses Tokyo Bay in Japan and it is built to connect Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture
with the city of Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture which shorted roundabout way of 100 km. Its total length is 14 km. Bridge connects to tunnel at the
artificial island called Umihotaru.
Monitor–Merrimac Memorial Bridge–Tunnel
(named after two ironclad warships from the US Civil War) connects Suffolk, Virginia and Newport News, Virginia. Its total length is 7.4 km and it has
four lanes. Bridge-tunnel was finished in 1992.
The Confederation Bridge
crosses the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait, Canada and it connects Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick. Its total length is
12.9 km and its longest span is 250m.