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Top 10 Longest Bridges In The World: How Long Is the Longest Bridge In The World?

Top 10 longest bridges in the world are symbols of engineering excellence and the first known instance of bridges made by man can be traced back to the Neolithic age. You can learn everything about the top 10 longest bridges in the world in this article. Bridges are an important invention to mankind since it serves as an example of making the impossible, possible. Read on to learn everything about the top 10 longest bridges in the world!

by Vishwesh Rajan P | Updated Feb 19, 2021 04:11 AM

Top 10 Longest Bridges In The World: How Long Is the Longest Bridge In The World?

List of Longest Bridges In The World

S.No Name  Length
1. Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge 164, 800 metres
2. Changhua-Kaohiung Viaduct 157,317 metres
3. Tianjin Grand Bridge 111,700 meters
4. Cangde Grand Bridge 105,810
5. Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge 79,732 metres
6. Bang Na Expressway 54,000 metres
7. Sheik Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway 48,500 meters
8. Beijing Grand Bridge 48,153 metres
9. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway 38,442 meters
10. Line 1, Wuhan Metro Bridge 37, 788 meters

Top 10 Longest Bridges In The World

1.Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge

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Taking first place is the iconic Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge. It is officially the world’s longest bridge. It constructed on the rail line between Shanghai and Nanjing in the Jiangsu province. It was constructed in just four years and is estimated to have cost $8.5 billion. It currently holds the Guinness World Record for the longest bridge in the world.

Length: 164, 800 metres

Location: China.

2. Changhua-Kaohiung Viaduct

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Changhua-Kaohsiung comes second in the list of longest bridges in the world. It is a viaduct that is part of the Taiwan High-Speed Rail Network. This is another bridge that is earthquake resistant. It was designed in such a way since it runs along a fault line

Length: 157,317 metres

Location: Taiwan

3. Tianjin Grand Bridge

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The Tianjin Grand Bridge is a railway viaduct connecting Langfang and Qingxian. It was opened for use in 2011 and holds third place in the list of longest bridges in the world. It is part of the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway

Length: 111,700 meters

Location: China

4. Cangde Grand Bridge

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Cangde Grand is part of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway and is even capable of withstanding earthquakes. It currently the third-longest railway bridge in the world and the fourth longest bridge in the world. It has a total of 3092 piers and stretches over 105.81 km.

Length: 105,810

Location: China

5.Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge

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The Weinan Wiehe Bridge connects Zhengzhou and Xian over the Wei River, it was completed in 2008 and opened for the public in 2010. It was the longest bridge in the world when it was completed but it was then later surpassed by two more bridges. You can find them below on our list of top 10 bridges in the world.

Length: 79,732 metres

Location: China

6.Bang Na Expressway

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The Bang Na Expressway is a US$ 1 billion structure stretching across 55 KM. It is a six-lane elevated highway in Thailand that runs above National Highway route 34. It is toll road owned and maintained by Expressway Authority of Thailand(EXAT)

Length: 54,000 metres

Location: Thailand

7.Sheik Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway

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With an estimated construction cost of US$ 3 billion, it is the world’s fourth longest sea bridge. It was constructed within four years which is quite a feat given the bridge’s complexity. It spans the Bay of Kuwait in two directions, the Main Link connects Kuwait with Silk City while the Doha Link connects Doha with Kuwait Entertainment City.

Length: 48,500 meters

Country: Kuwait

8. Beijing Grand Bridge

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Taking the eight spot on our list of top of 10 bridges in the world is the Beijing Grand Bridge. It is a railway viaduct constructed on the Beijing Shangai High-Speed Railway. It is one of the longest railway bridges in the world. 

Length: 48,153 metres

Location: China

9. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

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Located in Louisiana, United States, The Causeway is a link made of two parallel bridges stretching across Lake Pontchartrain. The southern terminus is at Metairie while the northern one is at Mandeville. It was listed as the longest bridge in the world by Guinness World Records in 1969.

Length: 38,442 meters

Location: United States

10. Line 1, Wuhan Metro Bridge

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Built in the city of Wuhan, Hubei, it is the longest continuous metro viaduct in the world. Wuhan is the fifth city in mainland China to have a metro system following Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Guangzhou. A branch line was planned to cross the Yangtze to Wuchang District via Second Yangtze River.

Length: 37, 788 meters

Location: China

 

The Longest Bridge in the World

As you can see from the above article, Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge is the longest bridge in the world. It is located in China and stretches over 164.8 kilometres. Around 10,000 people were employed during construction and the whole structure took four years to complete. The bridge was completed in 2010 and opened for public use the following year. As you can see from the above article, China dominates the list of the top ten longest bridges in the world with six entries on the list.

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Top 10 Longest Bridge in the World: FAQs

1. Which the longest Bridge in the world?

Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge is the longest bridge in the world

2. How long is the Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge?

The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge is 164, 800 metres long.

3. Which is the second-longest bridge in the world?

Changhua-Kaohiung Viaduct is the second-longest bridge in the world.

4. What are the top 10 longest bridges in the world?

Listed below are the top ten longest bridges in the world,

  1. Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge
  2. Changhua-Kaohiung Viaduct
  3. Tianjin Grand Bridge
  4. Cangde Grand Bridge
  5. Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge
  6. Bang Na Expressway
  7. Sheik Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway
  8. Beijing Grand Bridge
  9. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
  10. Line 1, Wuhan Metro Bridge
5. Where is Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge located?

Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge is located in China.