Top 10 Longest Bridges In The World and Their Countries 2023
What’s the longest bridge in the entire world today?.
Measured in feet, here is the list of the top 10 word’s longest bridges and their respective countries.
A bridge is a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle such as a river.
In other words, a bridge is a structure built to span a physical obstacle (such as a body of water, valley, road, or rail) without blocking the way underneath.
It is constructed for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle, which is usually something that is otherwise difficult or impossible to cross.
Bridges have a special place in transportation infrastructure due its direct relationship with other places.
These structures have the purpose to carry on the traffic loads of the highway, crossing any obstacle and perform an effective communication between two destinations.
Today, there are 6 basic bridge forms which include the beam, the truss, the arch, the suspension, the cantilever, and the cable-stay.
As of today, the longest bridge in the world is located in China. It is the Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, which is part of the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway line.
The bridge opened in 2011 and has held the world record for longest bridge ever since.
China has the highest number of the longest bridges in the world.
With that being said, below is the list name ranking of the longest bridges in the world measured in feet.
World’s Longest Bridges:
- Danyang-Kunshan (540,700) China 🇨🇳
- Changhua-Kaohsiung (516,132) China 🇨🇳 & Taiwan 🇹🇼
- Cangde Grand Bridge (380,200) China 🇨🇳
- Tianjin Grand Bridge (373,000) China 🇨🇳
- Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge (261,588) China 🇨🇳
- Bang Na Expressway (177,000) Thailand 🇹🇭
- Beijing Grand Bridge (157,982) China 🇨🇳
- Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (126,122) United States 🇺🇸
- Line 1, Wuhan Metro (123,976) China 🇨🇳
- Manchac Swamp Bridge (120,440) United States 🇺🇸