Top 10 Biggest And Longest Bridges In The World 2016
Bridge in ordinary words defined as a physical structure which connect two sides of an obstacle like valley, water like seas or it also connect many cities or villages in different urban areas of the world as it is also used to short distance between two places.
Therefore provide faster traffic service so to fulfill this requirements there are many bridges in the world which have different shapes and designs in which some bridges are used for only train but some used as ordinary traffic so these bridges built according to requirement, material as well as situation.
So there are many amazing and long bridges in the world which are in different countries of the world but according to reports it is been concluded that most number of long as well as biggest bridges in the world are located in China so it is also known as country of bridges.
10: Runyang Bridge
Runyang Bridge is built in China the country of longest bridges of the world, is also known as longest bridge due to its length as this bridge also built on the river Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province in this country as interesting fact about this bridge is that it link on two points on this one is Zhenjiang which is on the south bank and other is on the north Yangzhou bank of the river. As construction of this bridge was start in early in 2000 and completed in almost 5 years in 2005 and total cost of this bridge is about 700 million dollars then opened for use in 2005 same year of completions it is longest bridge of the world so its length is 35.66 kilometers so it take almost 40 minutes drive to cross this.
9: Hangzhou Bay Bridge
Hangzhou Bay Bridge is also longest bridge of the world that is also located in China that has most of longest bridges of the world as it connects It connects the municipalities of Jiaxing and Ningbo in Zhejiang province. This bridge was completed in 2007 so after the completion of this bridge a grand opening ceremony was also held on the same year but this bridge open for public in 2008 after a year of its completion as this bridge proved a blessing for the public because The bridge shortened the highway travel distance between Ningbo as well Shanghai from 400 km to 180 km and reduced travel time from 4 to 2 hours so total length of this bridge is about 35.68 kilometers.
8: Yangcun Bridge
Yangcun Bridge is also longest bridge of the world which is also built in China which also has many more big and longest bridges of the world as this bridge was completed in 2007 as this bridge was built to accommodate high speed train as this was opened in 2008 in August and it has record of fastest train track of the world which has about 350 km per hour so due to this bridges it has also reduced the distance of people of 30 to 70 minutes so according to reports second phase of this bridge also completed in this year so this is also included in the list of longest bridges of the world due to length which is about 35.8 kilometers.
7: Manchac Swamp Bridge
Manchac Swamp Bridge is also one of the longest bridges of the world which is build in United States in Louisiana so it is one of longest bridge on the water too so The bridge carries Interstate 55 over the Manchac Swamp in Louisiana, and represents one-third of the highway’s approximately 66 miles in Louisiana as this bridge was opened for public in 1979 it has consist of 40 minutes of drive so it cost of this bridge is about 7 million dollars per mile so it is longest toll free bridge of the world. Total length of this bridge is about 36.69 kilometers and longest bridge of that time as this also twin concrete trestle bridge.
6: Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is another longest bridge which is sometimes only called the Causeway is causeway composed of two parallel bridges crossing Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana, United States. So there are two bridges in this country which are called as longest bridges ever so when it was built it was included in Guinness Book of the World record due to its length because it was longest bridge of that time so this bridge is support by 9500 pilings. The proposal to built this bridge was given early in 20th century but start after many years of this so length of this bridge is about 38.35 kilometers therefore still in list of longest bridges after 47 years.
5: Beijing Grand Bridge
Beijing Grand Bridge is another longest in the country which developed itself most in the world instead it has most population in the world as this bridge was also built for fast move of train which was completed in 2010 but it was opened in 2011 after a year of its completion as it is high speed bridge of train so it is mainly built o accommodate high speed trains so this bridge is located in most beautiful city of China which is known as Beijing therefore name of city is also include its name. Total length of this beautiful bridge is more than 48 kilometers therefore included in longest bridges of the world.
4: Bang Na Expressway
Bang Na Expressway is also longest bridge which is located in Thailand officially Burapha Withi Expressway is a 55 km long six-lane elevated highway in Thailand. So it is also connect national highway of this country so it is also 27 meter wide bridge which was completed in 2000 and one of the longest bridge of that time because many longest bridges built after this bridge. So there are two toll plazas it has twelve lanes as it is fruit of mixture of engineers from Asia and America which done so much hard work on this therefore it was longest bridge till 2010 as length of this bridge is about 55 kilometer.
3: Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge
Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge is also one of the longest bridge which is also in China is a part of the Zhengzhou–Xi’an High-Speed Railway which connects Zhengzhou and Xi’an, in China so this country has most number of longest bridges as in top 10 most longest bridges 7 are of this country. This bridge crosses Wei River two times instead of this river also cross many highways, railways as well as highways of this country. This bridge was completed in 2008 therefore on that time it was longest bridge of the world but this was opened for public service in 2010 after two years of its completion so total length of this bridge is about 79.7 kilometers.
2: Tianjin Grand Bridge
Tianjin Grand Bridge placed on 2nd position in longest bridges of the world as this is also in China which has most longest bridges of the world so this is also in one of that bridges which has written their name in Guinness Book of the World record because it was second longest bridge of the world due to its length so its length is more than 100 kilometers which is 113 kilometers and also in only two bridges which have length more than 100 kilometers. It was completed in 2010 but opened for public service in 2011 after a year due to complete verification of this bridge so this is also high speed railway track because this country has also railway tracks in the world too.
1: Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge
Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge is also longest bridge of the world that placed on 1st rank in this list of longest bridges of the world as this bridge is also located on the railway line between Shangai and Nanjing as it also crossed over many lakes, canals as well as rivers. It passes through the northern edges of population centers (from west to east) beginning in Danyang,Changzhou, Wuxi, Suzhou, ending in Kunshan and also there is 9 kilometer section of this bridge that is over the open water. It was completed in 2010 but opened in 2011 as this bridge took 10,000 people which work for four years to complete this master therefore longest bridge of the world which has length more than 164 kilometers that wrote its name in Guinness Book of the World records due to its length which is most in the world in 2011 so still longest in the world.